Better Business, Better World: Latin America and the Caribbean
Who’s behind it? – Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC)
How can it help? – Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to the Better Business, Better World LAC report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission.
This report is part of a series of reports, first launched in January 2017, which makes the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals: 17 objectives to eliminate poverty, improve education and health outcomes, create better jobs and tackle environmental challenges by 2030. The research shows companies pursuing strategies aligned with the SDGs could open economic opportunities across 60 “hot spots” worth more than US$12 trillion and generate up to 380 million jobs globally by 2030. Better Business, Better World LAC breaks down the estimated US$1.2 trillion of regional economic value across four key systems:
Food & Agriculture: US$328 billion
Cities: US$336 billion
Energy & Minerals: US$321 billion
Health & Well-being: US$223 billion