For businesses to succeed, they require access to energy, good governance and sustainable economic development, among other fundamental factors. These same underlying needs overlap with public sector priorities underpinning peace, security and poverty reduction. Companies can do a great deal to address these common interests and create long-term value.
Adopting responsible business practices and committing to sustainability in their own operations is the first step. But tackling some of the toughest global challenges can’t be achieved by one company or sector alone. Working in partnership can often lead to greater impact. With its reach and unique capabilities, business can be a powerful source of innovation and implementation power. The business community can work alongside the public sector to develop more integrated solutions to global challenges.