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The truth and nothing but the truth

In recent years, technological developments and the liberalization of media markets have fueled an explosive change in media and communication, with…


More than philanthropy: SDGs are a $12 trillion opportunity for the private sector

Inclusive business practices can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while opening up new market opportunities for companies The vast majority of the reports, papers or articles about…  


Business models that improve lives while protecting the environment: Lessons from the Philippines

To date, many business actors involved in poverty alleviation and environmental protection have operated in silos, largely disconnected from each other. Both sectors follow ecosystem approaches, but…  


Four trends in development innovation

This week’s High-Level Political Forum in New York will review progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Its theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" makes…  


Better understanding of human behaviour can help achieve the global development agenda

Should you take the medication you need every day at the designated time? Should you test your drinking water supply for safety? Should you invest in fertilizer when you know it will increase your…  


How do you inspire entrepreneurship in a conflict-affected region?

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has not only disrupted everyday life in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk but also led to staggering unemployment. Out of 23 major enterprises in Luhansk region,…  


The challenge: How can international co-operation help to put sustainable development at the core of business models?

The private sector has always been an essential actor in development, credited with fostering wealth, innovation and jobs – and many a time blamed for negative externalities. So in this new era, what…  


Make it your business: 7 steps to make your business and community better

2016 is a momentous year for change worldwide. It can be pivotal year for us to turn the tide and act on the major social, economic and environmental issues we face. As leaders in business, how can…  


Is your company ready to engage with the SDGs?

SDG engagement can take the form of a tested and decade-old concept: inclusive business. A new report helps companies assess how ready they are to incorporate it. These are unsettling times. The…  


Companies are producing more responsibly, more sustainably

The world is a riskier place to operate in. Populations are growing and feeding people is becoming trickier. Climate change is challenging our security and ability to make a living. Global markets…  


A legacy of private sector engagement in Africa

In the last 12 years, UNDP in Africa has invested into innovative programmes that produced encouraging results, incentives, and insights on how the private sector can contribute to inclusive growth…  


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