Planning for the post-2015 development agenda — which will officially kick off next week in New York during the U.N. General Assembly meetings — is expected to feature an aspect the expiring Millennium Development Goals did not in their infancy: vocal leadership from the private sector.
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Still, some business leaders are wondering, as the post-2015 planning process moves forward from public discussions to inter-governmental decisions — when, how and where will the private sector be asked to participate?
Business leaders got an early start on this on Thursday with a pre-assembly conference organized by the U.N. Global Compact, which calls itself “the world’s largest corporate sustainability movement,” boasting 8,000 corporate signatories, 1,425 of whom joined the movement in 2012.
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