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Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) is a comprehensive network of business organizations that have come together under one banner in the interests of sustainable development. BASD is a joint initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Guidance is provided by a small international Steering Committee under the leadership of Sir Mark Moody-Stuart.

Business Action for Sustainable Development has three goals:

  • To ensure that the voice of business is heard in the preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002
  • To identify where business can play a constructive role in the development and delivery of a sustainable future. BASD will emphasize business solutions to sustainable development that focus on concrete actions and deliverable results
  • To demonstrate that business is already actively engaged in initiatives and partnerships to promote sustainable development.

Contributions to the Summit and Beyond

BASD is providing numerous opportunities to ensure that the global business community makes a productive contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Please see Summit Contributions for more information on the Virtual Exhibition, 'Lekgotla' Business Day, Business Partnership Initiatives, and Legacy Projects.

"Our aim is simple. It is not to create yet another business organisation but rather create a network to ensure the world business community is assigned its proper place at the Summit and that we are seen at the event itself to be playing a constructive role."

- Sir Mark Moody-Stuart,
Chairman, BASD

World Business Council for Sustainable Development International Chamber of Commerce