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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Join the Movement!

Why am I part of the movement?

What are the goals of the partnership?

Family Business as a Force for Good

Get started today with these three steps:

1. Sign the Pledge


FBN 2020 Pledge - May 2020



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2. Identify and take action on 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.

Click here to learn more and to identify which SDGs are most relevant to your family business.

3. Share best practices

Join fellow FBN members and share your story with the network. Below are some examples of how Family Businesses are contributing to the SDGs.

  • 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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