The Better Business, Better World MENA report, published by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC), underscores the investment opportunity around the UN-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
By channeling MENA’s reserves of entrepreneurial energy into sustainable economic growth, the report highlights that the region could generate up to 12.4 million new jobs by 2030 and unlock US$ 637 billion of regional economic value across:
- Energy & Materials: US$229 billion
- Cities: US$183 billion
- Health & Well-being: US$133 billion
- Food & Agriculture: US$92 billion
Our Group Chief Executive Arif Naqvi is a Founding Commissioner of the BSDC, an initiative by business stakeholders to determine how the private sector can advance sustainable development, an objective to which we have always attached the highest importance.