WBA Allies represent organisations working at global, regional, and local levels to shape the private sector’s contributions to achieving the SDGs. Echoing the true spirit of SDG17 – Partnerships for the Goals, our Allies are committed to WBA’s mission, vision, and values, and believe in the power of benchmarks and cross-sector partnerships to drive systemic progress on the SDGs.
We strongly believe that our multi-stakeholder Alliance plays a significant role in helping WBA become a truly effective global organisation and drive system transformation to achieve the SDGs. As the Chair of our Supervisory Board, Paul Druckman said at our annual Allies Assembly, “the Alliance is WBA”. WBA Allies help us ensure our consultations and benchmarks are used by companies, investors, policy-makers and civil society; and help us tranform our work to create meaningful centres of impact.
Participation in the Alliance is designed to be voluntary, and there are no financial obligations between WBA and Allies. Companies are not included in the Alliance, except for financial institutions given the critical role the finance system plays in enabling other system transformations and mobilising the capital needed to achieve the SDGs. This is to ensure impartiality and neutrality – in line with one of the WBA’s core values to stay independent – throughout the benchmarking process.
What happens when you become an Ally?
- You become a part of a global community of practice with leading stakeholders committed to driving forward actionable outcomes on sustainability and the SDGs
- You join a multi-stakeholder platform for knowledge-sharing and partnership-building based on shared goals, priorities, and experiences
- You access a structured space where you can co-develop metrics and indicators for assessing, comparing, and holding accountable corporate performance on the SDGs
- You contribute to a neutral forum for advancing critical conversations and solutions around SDG achievement and system transformations
- You help to shape an institution dedicated to providing a public good that transforms business impact on society