Businesses unite in a bid to make the UK economy ‘fit for the future’ by backing sustainable development

  • Over 80 major businesses have united to call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the UK and overseas
  • Open letter to Prime Minister says sustainable development is essential for long term prosperity and the wellbeing of future generations
  • Letter is published on the eve of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos

In an open letter to the Prime Minister published today, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work with the Government to help deliver the SDGs in the UK as well as internationally, but that the Government must create a framework to help businesses play their part.

The letter is published on the day that the Business and Sustainable Development Commission publishes its own flagship report on the business case for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, and quantifying the value of private sector opportunities aligned with the SDGs.

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UKSSD is a network of organisations from across business, civil society, academia and the public sector working to advance sustainable development and help facilitate the delivery of the SDGs in the UK. We’re keen to hear from more organisations from any sector who want to join us or lend their voice to our activities. You can find out more about becoming a supporter or partner of UKSSD by getting in touch at

UKSSD is holding its annual conference in London on Wednesday 1st March 2017 where we will be discussing our next steps on this agenda. You are very welcome to join us and help shape our activities. You can find more information and register here.

Press release for UKSSD’s open letter to the Prime Minister

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