Background note on IIED's Business and Sustainable Development Programme
Document begins: Background note on IIED's Business and Sustainable Development Programme IIED's Business and Sustainable Development (BSD) Programme is housed within the Sustainable Markets Group (SMG), which drives IIED's policy research, advocacy and engagement in support of markets, trade and private sector actions that contribute to sustainable development. The Group is a home for the work of BSD and IIED's Environmental Economics programme. BSD aims to build an understanding of where and how business can best contribute to sustainable development in middle- and low-income countries. The Programme works through research projects, advocacy, partnerships and capacity-building initiatives as a strongly collaborative venture, with an emphasis on building bridges between theory and practice. IIED has long worked on the relationship between business and sustainable development.