This growing set of Business Solutions is being designed by business, for business, because the Societal Must-Haves won’t be achieved unless the private sector gets involved. Together with policymakers and other change agents, we can achieve Vision 2050.
RL

Rural Livelihoods Initiative

Business collaboration can enable solutions that make it more attractive to live, work and invest in rural areas.

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PS

Resilience in the Power Sector

The power sector will need to adapt to long-term climate change impacts and be prepared to respond to more frequent extreme weather events in the face of rising global temperatures and its impact on local ecosystems.

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EB

Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Market-leading companies recognize the critical role buildings play in shaping and driving the world’s energy consumption profile.

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SM

Sustainable Mobility

Businesses, cities and governments need to work together to find solutions to future mobility needs that minimize environmental impact while making transportation safer and more affordable for all.

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GP

Genuine Progress Partners

Businesses can achieve significant benefits from providing products and services that help society live within the boundaries of the planet.

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SC

Sustainable Cities

The urban market offers business the opportunity to provide systems solutions, products and services in support of sustainable development in cities.

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WA

WASH (Water, sanitation and hygiene)

Business can provide innovations, technologies, products, financial models and more to solutions for safe drinking water and sanitation services for billions of people globally.

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WE

Water Efficiency in Agriculture

The agriculture industry can meet growing demand for food while making more efficient use of increasingly scarce water resources.

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IW

Improved Industrial Wastewater Discharge

Smart reuse of wastewater can help meet the future water supply gap.

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GZ

Restore Productivity to Degraded Land “Go Zones”

Degraded lands can be cultivated for crops or restored to their natural state.

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SL

Implement Sustainable Land-Use Criteria in Supply Chains

Governments, civil society and businesses need to collaborate to make smart choices on land use that meet growing demands while maintaining sustainability.

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FC

Forests & Forest Products as Carbon Sinks

Forests are nature’s carbon mitigation solution.

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CS

Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon capture and storage is a viable mitigation strategy for current and future fossil fuel emissions. VIEW
ZE

Zero Emissions Cities

Zero Emissions Cities will be critical to reducing future fossil energy demand and GHG emissions.

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LC

Low Carbon Electrification of Remote Locations

Universal access to electricity can be achieved through low carbon solutions.

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RC

Resilience to Climate Change in Globally Interdependent Business

Businesses will be stronger and more resilient by adapting to climate change risks. VIEW
NI

Investing in Natural Infrastructure

Healthy ecosystems provide the same services and benefits as man-made infrastructure at lower cost. VIEW
RW

Reducing Shared Water Risk

The world’s freshwater supply can meet growing demand through effective risk assessment and management between all stakeholders, with increased participation from business. VIEW
IB

Inclusive Business Models

Business can play a role in reducing poverty while improving the bottom line.

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HR

Operationalize the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Business has a responsibility to respect human rights.

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RE

Responsible Employment Strategies

Responsible employment strategies can close the labor supply and demand gap. VIEW
SF

Growth Platforms for Smallholder Farmers

Supporting small-scale agriculture improves livelihoods and access to food. VIEW
HF

Halving Food Waste from Field to Fork

Improving efficiency along the food value chain can go a long way toward reducing hunger and environmental impacts. VIEW
TF

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

A public-private partnership to reduce tropical deforestation and enhance economic growth and food security. VIEW