“…we need to be rethinking both the model and the practice of sustainable development…”
This is a quote from one of the thought leaders attending the Istanbul conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC).
From a report in the Guardian:
The UN is fully behind the embrace of private business. “Despite recent progress in some countries, more than 660 million people continue to live in poverty, largely disconnected from global markets and economic opportunity,” said Georg Kell, executive director for the UN Global Compact, the UN’s voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. “By bringing the voice of business to this LDC conference we hope that governments will improve the environment for business to grow. And showcasing market-led solutions we hope to inspire more partnerships which have the power to improve the lives of people.”