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SDG Business Forum
The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will meet at UN HQ from 11 – 20 July to review initial progress on implementation. This year, the SDG Business Forum will coincide with the high-level ministerial segment of the HLPF. The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and social values are inextricably linked and business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can also have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector has been invited to share its support for the new Agenda during the HLPF at the SDG Business Forum.

Co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the UN Global Compact, the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030, the SDG Business Forum will convene leaders from business and government, together with the heads of United Nations agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering on the 2030 Agenda. The Forum will report on significant achievements and activities undertaken by the private sector during this pivotal first year of SDG implementation and explore the capacity of business to catalyze sustainable growth and development—from innovative approaches to financing to the business case for sustainability and new, transformational partnerships.

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