Sustainable enterprises

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  • Dana Smillie/World Bank

  • Boris Rumenov Balabanov/World Bank

  • Dana Smillie/World Bank


  1. Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide, new ILO report says

    10 October 2019

    A ground-breaking study reveals that seven in 10 workers are self-employed or in small businesses, a finding that has significant implications for employment and enterprise support policies world-wide.

  2. News

    ILO co-organizes an international conference on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)

    27 June 2019

    The ILO co-organizes an international conference aimed at examining the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  3. News

    The ILO-ICA Joint Conference on Cooperatives and the Future of Work

    25 June 2019

    Marking the ILO Centenary, the ILO and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) co-organized a conference that reflects on the role of cooperative enterprises in promoting decent work for all in a changing world of work.

  4. News

    Poverty-Environment Nexus – ILO Perspectives at Achieving the SDGs within Europe: No Poverty Eradication without Environmental Action

    05 March 2019

    At an event hosted by European Parliament and the Club of Rome EU-Chapter in Brussels, the ILO Enterprises Department Director, Victor van Vuuren, stressed the importance of strategically linking environmental sustainability and social justice together.

  5. PAGE Ministerial Conference

    We cannot tolerate the cost of inaction on climate change

    10 January 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined three key climate change challenges and put forward a number of proposals, in an address to the Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), in South Africa.

ILO Videos on Sustainable Enterprises

  1. What are six key ingredients to promote sustainable enterprises?

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