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                  Key Business messages from the Johannesburg Summit

The business conclusion
JOHANNESBURG, 4 September 2002 - As we move forward the view of business could be summarised in the words of Elvis Presley: A little less conversation, a little more action.

Power of partnerships.
JOHANNESURG, 4 September 2002 - Business committed to working with governments and others to deliver sustainable development, said BASD Chair, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, in his closing address in Johannesburg.

Summit outcomes to spark business action.
JOHANNESBURG, 4 September 2002 - As the Johannesburg Earth Summit comes to a close today, business and industry delegates reacted to the outcomes by devising strategies to turn words into action.

Annan urges business to press ahead on new ideas
JOHANNESBURG, 2 September 2002 - Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General, vented his frustration with slow government decision-making at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg by urging business to press ahead with development initiatives.


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