The consultation phase of the World Benchmarking Alliance is funded by:

“The World Benchmarking Alliance was born from a realisation that the way in which markets function is putting too much strain on the planet; a recognition that investment capital is not doing enough to reward good business practices.”

– Mark Field (UK Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth)

“We need more businesses of all sizes and investors to embrace the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Benchmarks can translate the SDGs into a business and innovation agenda, creating clarity on the unique role and abilities of companies to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries. Clarity on the role of business will equally demonstrate where we as governments must step up.”

– Ulla Tørnæs (Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark)

“Civil society, investors and governments need to collectively voice what we expect from industry. And then work together with industry to unlock the full potential of the private sector. Initiatives like the World Benchmarking Alliance enable us to embrace a more productive and sustainable approach that benefits all of us.”

– Lilianne Ploumen (Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Netherlands)

“Our idea is simple. We turn the SDGs
into a corporate competitive sport. We draw up transparent data on performance and impact towards meeting the SDGs, and we rank companies according to how well they are doing. This will motivate a race to the top, which is what the proposed World Benchmarking Alliance is all about.”

– Mark Wilson (CEO Aviva)