How can the private sector, understood as organisations engaging in profit-seeking activities, contribute to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development globally? In different ways, the private sector has already led many voluntary initiatives that contribute to sustainable development. However, to realise our collective transition towards a system that offers people worldwide a dignified life and respects our planet, both companies and governments must take further action. This paper highlights what the EU and its Member States should do to create an environment that maximises the potential of the wide range of private sector actors to contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030. Recommendations cover diverse interconnected policy areas: development, trade and investment, taxation, financial regulation, competition, justice, access to remedy and how decisions are made in Europe. The report is available for download here.
Source: CONCORD Europe