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International cooperation

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable development has become a global agenda with the private sector as a central driving force. Businesses are playing a crucial role in achieving the SDGs. Many companies and investors can contribute with knowledge, technology, innovation, and capital that help solve global challenges. Therefore, Danida collaborates with a number of key international actors and partners to foster the role of industry in meeting the SDGs. Through international cooperation and partnerships, we promote the SDGs across countries and sectors.
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Examples of international cooperation:

World Economic Forum
As the first country in the world, Denmark has entered into a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to promote partnerships and progressive social solutions to global challenges in, among other things, climate, gender equality and the labour market.

World Benchmark Alliances
Denmark supports the World Benchmarking Alliance's work to measure and rank major companies' contributions to the SDGs. The initiative will contribute to increased transparency for companies, investors and citizens as well as ensuring competitive incentives to strengthen the private sector's contribution to the SDGs.

UN Global Compact
Denmark supports UN Global Compact's work to promote corporate responsibility and create a global movement among companies and their partners to meet the SDGs. The Global Compact focuses on the business opportunities that the SDGs entail and promote the ten principles that form the basis of the Global Compact. The principles are based on internationally recognized conventions on human rights, labour rights, environment, and anti-corruption and provide a good starting point for companies to work with CSR and sustainability. Read more here. The Global Compact also has a Danish network.

Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)

Denmark supports the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), which successfully brings together companies and public partners to address challenges and improve sustainability in all aspects of the company’s supply chain from soil to table. IDH focuses on products like coffee, cocoa, flowers, and cotton produced in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and traded internationally before reaching consumers in Denmark and the rest of the EU. All in close cooperation with Danish and multinational companies. Read more here.

International Finance Corporation
Denmark cooperates with International Finance Corporation (IFC) on mobilisation of private sector finance for sustainable growth by focusing on innovative business models. Among other things, the cooperation aims at finding new technological solutions that address climate change, especially related to international and national challenges within energy supply, industry and food production. The cooperation also includes possibilities of mobilising funding for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Asiatisk Plads 2 
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33 92 00 00
Fax +45 32 54 05 33



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