Now available in Chinese: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals: The inclusive business approach"

An issue brief published earlier this year by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights how inclusive business solutions can deliver both business and societal value, in full alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The latter call on business to use creativity, innovation, and investment to contribute to eradicating poverty, promoting peace and equality, fueling inclusive growth, and protecting the environment.

Published: Mon, Dec 19, 2016
Author: Karolina Södergren
Type: Insight

The issue brief, titled Delivering on the SDGs: The inclusive business approach, is now also available in Chinese (pdf, 8 pages). It articulates the business case for targeting the base of the economic pyramid, illustrates how inclusive business solutions link up to each of the 17 SDGs, and presents an overview of common internal and external challenges faced by companies when developing and scaling these solutions.

In addition, the short brief presents the WBCSD’s work in this domain and its existing partnerships with leading multilateral institutions: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. The Council is also part of the Inclusive Business Action Network (IBAN). The latter enables access to knowledge and information, organizes B2B peer-learning events, and facilitates networking and partnerships on international and local level.

The issue brief was presented by Filippo Veglio, Managing Director, Social Capital at WBCSD in mid-December in Shanghai at an event on "The Inclusive Business Market in the People’s Republic of China”. The event was organized by the Asian Development Bank and the International Poverty Reduction Center in China.

Other SDGs-focused resources in Chinese

The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how to align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs. The Chinese version is available for download here.