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First Draft Rio+20 Outcome Document
S. Gopalakrishnan to Head International Sustainable Development Business Coalition for Rio+20

Rio+20 Adopts ‘The Future We Want’

Rio+20 closed with representatives from 193 countries unanimously adopting a declaration called The Future We Want. This marked the end of a one-year process in which the BASD, officially recognized by the UN as the representative of the Business and Industry major group at Rio+20, was actively engaged in the renewal of political commitment to […]

BASD Output Document Released

On 19 June 2012, the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD2012) convened a high-level platform for interaction between business leaders, civil society and policy-makers, under the theme “Achieving Scale”. The Business Day dialogues focused on scaling up business-driven solutions to achieve global sustainability, defined as 9 billion people living well and within the limits of the planet by […]

Business Day agenda released

Download the latest Business day agenda The BASD 2012 Business Day on Tuesday 19 June in Rio de Janeiro, in the Windsor Barra Hotel, is the official UN Major Group Business & Industry event: a high-profile platform for interaction between business leaders and policy-makers with the theme: “Achieving Scale”   The BASD Business Day will […]

Pre-register for Business Day

June 19, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Pre-registrations closed on May 11. We thank you very much for your interest. It is however still possible to pre-register but we do no longer guarantee a place. By May 18, 2012, we will notify you via email if we are able to accommodate you. The invitation […]

Private sector and governments discuss green and inclus

The Hague, April 12, 2012 – In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), business representatives, government officials and other stakeholders engaged in a two-day consultation in The Hague, the Netherlands. More than 300 participants discussed the theme “Realizing Inclusive and Green Growth” and how business’ strengths in innovation, adaptation and implementation […]

Business Encouraged by 1st Draft Rio+20 Outcome Documen

Business Encouraged by 1st Draft Rio+20 Outcome Document BASD advocates for stronger business role and financing policies in first Zero Draft review meeting New York, 26 January 2012 – Welcoming the prominent role of business in the latest draft outcome document for this June’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 […]

Business calls on governments

Geneva, Paris, New York, November 7, 2011 – The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD) has submitted the formal Business and Industry input to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the convener of the upcoming Rio+20 Conference. The BASD submission outlines priorities for governments to maximize the contribution of business, not only at […]

Gopalakrishnan to lead BASD

Geneva, Paris, New York, June 28, 2011 – The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD) today announced S. Gopalakrishnan as its new chair. He will lead the BASD in its efforts to strengthen the voice of the sustainable development business community at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, […]

BASD moves into next phase

Geneva, Paris, London, April 18, 2011 – Rio+20 is a key event to continue the discussion on how all stakeholders in the global society can make significant progress towards a world in which by 2050, 9 billion people can live well, within the limits of one planet. Under the chairmanship of Chad Holliday, BASD 2012 […]

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  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • United Nations Global Compact

  • International Council on Minig & Metals
  •  The International Federation of Private Water Operators
  • International Council Of Chemical Association
  • International Aluminium Institute
  • The global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues
  • CropLife International
  • World Steel Association
  • Digital Energy Solutions Campaign
  • Air Transport Action Group
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