Geneva, 22 May 2017:  A collection of 19 of WBCSD’s Global Network partners from throughout Europe have jointly published two papers focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The paper, titled An Inspirational View for a Sustainable Economy in Europe: Taking on the SDGs, encourages European governments and the EU Commission to embrace the Global Goals as the main framework driving policy development and priority setting across the continent.

The paper also positions business as a critical solution provider for sustainable and inclusive growth, and calls upon the EU to pursue a policy framework that enables business to fulfil its potential and leverage resources to contribute to the 2030 agenda moving forward.  

A complementary paper published by the same network of organizations provides details on over 70 projects that are currently being implemented by businesses all over Europe which are making a significant contribution to the implementation of the SDGs.

WBCSD’s Global Network is an alliance of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide. The Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies, is united by a shared commitment to provide business leadership for sustainable development in their respective countries and regions.