The Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, 21 January.
The commission aims to look for ways to simplify the complex development agenda, translate what it means for business and look at how to develop new business models and creative ways of financing to allow business to take advantage of the opportunities. It will do so in large part through research and convening dialogues with diverse stakeholders.
Mo Ibrahim will serve on the Commission co- chaired by Paul Polman, CEO Unilever and Mark Malloch-Brown, Chairman EMEA-FTI Global Affair.
Others members include Sharan Burrow, the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, John Danilovich, the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce, Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank, Arif Naqvi, the Founder and Group Chief Executive of The Abraaj Group, and Ken Frazier, the CEO of Merck & Co.