Business and Industry

CEO01WEBAgenda 21: Chapter 30 – Strengthening the role of business and Industry in sustainable development

30.1. Business and industry, including transnational corporations, play a crucial role in the social and economic development of a country. A stable policy regime enables and encourages business and industry to operate responsibly and efficiently and to implement longer-term policies. Increasing prosperity, a major goal of the development process, is contributed primarily by the activities of business and industry. Business enterprises, large and small, formal and informal, provide major trading, employment and livelihood opportunities. Business opportunities available to women are contributing towards their professional development, strengthening their economic role and transforming social systems. Business and industry, including transnational corporations, and their representative organizations should be full participants in the implementation and evaluation of activities related to Agenda 21.

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Contact Details for Organising Partners

Mr. Carlos Busquets
International Chamber of Commerce
38 Cours Albert 1er, 75008 Paris, France
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 49 53 29 75;
Fax: + 33 (0) 1 49 53 57 95
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr. Peter Paul van de Wijs
Managing Director, Communications and Business Role Focus Area
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
4, chemin de Conches l 1231 Conches – Geneva l Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 839 31 41
Tel: +41 (0) 79 377 7958
Tel: +41 (0) 22 839 3131
Email: [email protected]
Ms. Lila Karbassi
Environment Leader
General Manager
United Nations Global Compact
New York, NY 10017 USA
Tel: +1-917-367-3648
Email: [email protected]



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