Session 3: The role of business in implementation
UNDESA, 2015by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
26 June 2015
As the world’s nations gather at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development to reflect on the implementation and review of sustainable development commitments, business and industry leaders will join in providing leadership, guidance, and recommendations. In 2012, the “Rio+20” conference on sustainable development reaffirmed the need for integrated action to address economic, social, and environmental development. It highlighted the role of non-state actors in shaping and implementing the international agenda for a sustainable future. It created unprecedented momentum which led to the announcements of more than 700 partnerships and voluntary commitments - many of them originated by the business sector. Today, innovative partnerships with business and civil society are common and a range of United Nation entities collaborate with business in various capacities.