Valuing the SDG Prize

Prepared for Business and Sustainable Development Commission by AlphaBeta

New research shows sustainable business models could also generate 170 million jobs by unlocking opportunities across 16 areas, including affordable housing, energy efficiency in buildings, and public transport. Companies could unlock US$3.7 trillion a year in cities with an annual investment of US$2.5 trillion in sustainable business models by 2030. This could also lead to more than 170 million jobs, according to a new report, Valuing the SDG Prize in Cities, from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. The release of the report coincides with the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City (30 November to 2 December).

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The report have been covered widely in the media, including:

Businesses can unlock $12 trillion via key development goals: Davos study, Reuters, 16 January 2017

The Global Goals need business and business needs the Global Goals, Virgin, 19 January 2017

At World Economic Forum, environment, equality is $12 trillion opportunity, DNA India, 17 January 2017

Sustainable Business Models are the key to unlocking $12 trillion, Forbes, 18 January 2017