Call for Nominations for World Business and Development Awards 2012

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are delighted to announce the Call for Nominations for the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) 2012. USCIB serves as ICC’s American affiliate.

Now in its 10th year held on June 19, 2012, the biannual awards are the pinnacle of recognition for the contribution of the private sector in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through their core business. In 2000, 189 world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which include eight goals that offer a road map to put people-centered development at the heart of global, national and local agendas. The eight goals, if achieved, could end extreme poverty and its root causes.

The 2012 Awards will be given to companies delivering Inclusive Business models, which include sustainable, commercially-successful business initiatives that expand access for low-income people to goods and services, or improve their livelihoods by engagement in value chains as direct employees, suppliers or distributors.

Taking place at the Rio+20 UN Conference in Brazil, the ceremony will convene when heads of state and CEOs of international businesses gather for the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) Business Day. A special category designated for Brazil-based companies will honor the Rio+2- host country.

The WBDA will take place this year in partnership with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the UN Global Compact.

The deadline to nominate an initiative is March 25, 2012. Please visit the Awards website: for more information.

For any questions or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email Lea Felluss (

Staff Contact: Louise Kantrow

World Business and Development Awards website

Staff Contact:   Alice Slayton Clark

Director, Investment, Trade and China
Tel: 202.682.0051

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