Defining Success Across Generations

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Family Business for Sustainable Development is a partnership between FBN & UNCTAD to develop platforms, trainings and tools that advance sustainability practices of family businesses and create a shared prosperity for all. Family Businesses involved in the partnership will measure and track their progress by using FBN-UNCTAD indicators aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a universal framework, platform and language for driving change

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Family Business as a Force for Good

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Get started today with these three steps:

1. Learn about the SDGs

In 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development defined by 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Designed in consultation with the public and private sector, the SDGs encompass infrastructural, economic, social and environmental dimensions. They place entrepreneurship centre-stage, presenting a historic opportunity for businesses to engage as a strong and positive influence on society. 

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2. See how Family Businesses are contributing to the SDGs

Møller Family: Integrating Social Inclusion into their Core Business

  • Nature of Business: Automotive, Real Estate, Investment Portfolio, Family Office 
  • Industry Sector: Mobility, Real Estate, Finance
  • Family Business History: 4th Generation
  • Provenance: Norway
  • SDGs Targeted:

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Jaipur Rugs: Weaving a Tapestry of Empowerment Across Rural India

  • Nature of Business: Carpet Weaving 
  • Industry Sector: Manufacturing 
  • Family Business History: 2nd Generation 
  • Provenance: India 
  • SDGs Targeted:

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National Food Products Company & Industrium Group (Bin Hamoodah Family): Plastic has Nine Lives

  • Nature of Business: Plastic packaging, manufacturing and distribution 
  • Industry Sector: Food and beverages
  • Family Business History: 2nd Generation
  • Provenance: United Arab Emirates 
  • SDG Targeted:

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3. Commit to taking action in your Family Business

To enable Family Businesses on their impact journey, FBN has developed the Polaris Impact Assessment (PIA) to help you measure, benchmark and improve your sustainability practices

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