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The Post-2015 Corporate Development Agenda: Expanding Corporate Power in the Name of Sustainable Development

Posted on 27 April 2015
This new paper, “ The Post-2015 Corporate Development Agenda: Expanding Corporate Power in the Name of Sustainable Development ” discusses how the corporate sector has long been trying to position itself front and center of the post-2015 development agenda by staking a claim at three levels: First, by setting goals that would suit their priorities for expansion; second, by claiming a primary role in mobilizing the means for implementing these goals; third, by shaping the governance framework that would be set-up to ensure progress in this agenda.
 
The paper warns that the danger lies not only in the failure of the post-2015 agenda to promote transformative change, but also in the prospect of rationalizing and legitimizing the further expansion of corporate power in the guise of promoting sustainability and addressing the needs of the poor.
 
Available in Spanish and English.
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