Launching of the World Benchmarking Alliance September 24th New York

Today the World Benchmarking Alliance will be launching in and around the UN General Assembly

One year ago, the New York Public Library provided a beautiful backdrop for the start of the WBA’s global consultations during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Today, the library will act as the platform from which we take the next step. Over the past 12 months, we have seen first-hand that together we are greater than the sum of our parts. From New York to Nairobi, Buenos Aires to Bonn, we have listened to and worked with a wide-reaching network of individuals to mobilise a global community of over 10,000 advocates and supporters, including over 70 Allies. While this is a good start, we know that the real work is just beginning, as we strive to scale our efforts and deepen our impact.

The Alliance brings together a broad, balanced group of stakeholders with SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals) at its core. Allies represent a large mix of voices aligned with the universality of the SDGs. These range from civil society and business networks, to financial institutions and multi-lateral organisations.

An inclusive Alliance is essential to the effectiveness of the WBA and in creating long-lasting impact.

Allies are exploring working in partnership to maximise the impact of the WBA and as an Alliance of stakeholders. Building the bridge as we walk over it, our focus is on learning, collaboration and diversity of perspectives

At 8.00 pm US EST the reception will start in New York. Follow the celebrations online using #WBA2030. We would also love for you to check out our final consultation magazine which brings together a collection of stories from the past year.

Food and Agriculture

Demonstrate how companies across the food and agricultural value chain contribute to a transformation of our food system. Providing healthy and nutritious food for all, produced within planetary boundaries while ensuring decent livelihoods for farmers and workers.

Gender Equality and Empowerment

Demonstrate how companies are promoting gender equality and empowerment across the full value chain. Addressing key themes, from discrimination and gender-based violence to unpaid care and access to resources
Industries considered for inclusion: ApparelFood & BeverageFinanceInformation Technology and Communication Services

Digital Inclusion

Demonstrate how companies help bridge the ‘digital divide’ – the gap between those that have access to digital technologies, like the Internet, versus those that do not. Ensure digital dividends – growth, jobs, and services – are spreading more equitably.
Industries considered for inclusion: Telecommunication ServicesMedia & Entertainment and Information Technology
Demonstrate how companies in high carbon-emitting industries are contributing to the Paris Agreement and SDG 13 by enabling the required transformation to a low-carbon economy.
Industries included: Oil and GasElectric Utilities and Automotive


Demonstrate how the world’s largest seafood companies contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and ecosystems as well how they ensure responsible business practices are implemented in all stages of the supply chain.
Industries included: Wild catchAquaculture and Feed
Seafood Stewardship Index 


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