During the coming year, a new commission, the Global Commission for Business and Sustainable Development, will commence work to create an understanding for and attention to, how it, seen from a business point of view, makes sense to include sustainable development in business plans, and how civil society, the private and the public spheres together can reach the UN’s 17 sustainable Global Goals.
Grundfos Group President, Mads Nipper, is among the members of the commission, as the only representative of Danish business.
In connection with the designation, Danish Foreign Minister, Kristian Jensen, said:
“Mads Nipper and the global commission is a perfect match. Grundfos is one of Denmark’s large, international companies, which is in front when it comes to creating sustainable solutions for global challenges, and which already contributes and puts action behind the UN’s 17 Global Goals of economic, social and sustainable development. That is a good starting point for taking up work in the commission, which the Danish government has pushed to establish, and which we support financially. It is about turning the 17 Global Goals into business opportunities. About investing in growth- and developing countries. And about developing new business models, which joins profitability and social considerations.”
In the commission, Mads Nipper will be joined by roughly 25 leaders from businesses and organisations, among others Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, who will chair the commission, Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel, Bob Collymore, managing director of Safaricom, Lise Kingo, director of UN’s Global Compact and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general of the UN.
For more about the commission, click here.