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Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) 2012 Business Day

19 June 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BASD 2012 Business Day
The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) 2012 Business Day took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 19 June 2012, in the Windsor Barra Hotel, on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). The one-day event was the official UN Major Group Business & Industry event and provided a high-profile platform for interaction between business leaders, government and NGOs with the theme: “Achieving Scale.” The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the National Business Initiative (NBI) organized the meeting.

The BASD Business Day identified key actions and catalysts to drive scale, as a final input to the Rio+20 Conference and for collaborative action by the participants going forward. The day included sector-oriented dialogue sessions highlighting the: business solutions being delivered; commitments to action; and hurdles to achieving scale in sectors including, agriculture, cement, chemicals, consumer goods, energy/power, forestry, materials, oil and gas, and transport.

A high-level luncheon was held for senior government, business and UN officials, heads of state, CEOs, and senior leaders from key stakeholder groups, which focused on achieving scale and the role of trade and investment in sustainable development.

The closing plenary session was followed by the World Business and Development Awards ceremony and a reception
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A view of Rio de Janeiro (photo courtesy of the Government of Brazil)
A view of Rio de Janeiro (photo courtesy of the Government of Brazil.)
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