• Lead-organizer: Barbados
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • Date: 22 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-E

The business case for sustainable development

Organizing partners

Co-hosted by Barbados, Benin, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Vietnam and BASD 2012, this side event is part of the dialogue series with the Business and Industry Major Group.


To work towards the future we want, we, Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands), Barbados, Benin, Vietnam and private sector representatives, will declare the following and invite others to join:

We decide to establish Business and Governments collaborating for sustainable development platforms through which we will work together as governments, private sector and UN, through national and multilateral processes, to take collective actions that concretely address sustainable development challenges, including implementing the outcomes of Rio+20.

Through the national processes, we want to agree on priorities of scalable actions that accelerate our progress towards the future we want and on how we can cooperate on those priorities. We will request the UN to facilitate these national processes, bringing together the government, national and international private sector and invited other governments, building on processes already in place.

To support the national processes and to provide a global perspective, we will exchange ideas and information at the multilateral level. Barbados, Benin, Netherlands and Vietnam will set up this multilateral process at the UN in New York.

We will initiate these processes at Rio, and we invite other governments and private sector representatives to join.

Detailed programme

Welcome and presentation of the declaration, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Barbados
Getting policies right to drive business innovation, Peter Bakker, President WBCSD
A laboratory for sustainable development partnerships, Prime Minister Mike Eman, Aruba
Facilitating partnerships, ASG Bob Orr, UNSG's Office
Scaling up international partnerships, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Vietnam
A developing country private sector view on collaborative partnerships, Sagun Saxena, Co-Founder & Managing Director, CleanStar Ventures, Mozambique
Partnerships, Benin
Public private partnerships around commodities, ASG Sigrid Kaag, UNDP
Role of SMEs as innovators for sustainability and PPP collaboration, Patrice Rollet, Managing Director Inventec
Reactions to panel: partnerships and our future, Loubna Sadiki and Liset Meddens, Youth representatives
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