September 25, 2015 – The International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Global Compact today launched “Scaling Up Sustainable Collaboration: Contributions of Business Associations and Sector Initiatives to Sustainable Development,” a joint publication on industry associations and sustainable development. The launch occurred at the SDG Business Forum, part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Summit where Governments will adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
John Danilovich, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce and Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact note in the foreward, “With their extensive networks and sector-specific expertise, industry associations are able to serve as key platforms for sharing knowledge and know-how on integrating sustainable development measures into corporate management. By fostering partnerships, building capacity, setting technical standards, and diffusing best practices, they enable corporate action on sustainable development to be scaled up.”
GSTC Chair Luigi Cabrini contributed a chapter to the publication, beginning on page 62. The full version of the publication can be downloaded here.