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The SDG Business Forum High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development United Nations, 19 July 2016


Tuesday, 19 July 2016 • Conference Room 1 • UN Headquarters

Providing Solutions and Resources for Sustainable Development by 2030

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 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 UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups to delve into the role business will play in delivering the 2030 Agenda. The Forum will report on significant achievements and activities undertaken by business 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.





High-Level Welcome Plenary


Session 1: Business for Agenda 2030 17 Rapid-fire Presentations by Business Representatives on each of the SDGs


High-Level Lunch (Invitation Only)


Afternoon Opening with Business Commissioners


Session 2: Private Sector Investment in the 2030 Agenda: Going from Billions to Trillions


Session 3: Private Sector Participation in Partnerships


Session 4: Monitoring the SDGs: The Business Perspective


Concluding Remarks