Award: World Business and Development Award
Organization: International Chamber of Commerce
Description: The biennial World Business and Development Awards acknowledge the contribution of the private sector to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through their core business. The MDGs, endorsed by 189 countries, are eight goals that promote poverty reduction, education, maternal health, gender equality, and aim at combating child mortality, AIDS and other diseases. The United Nations has devoted the year 2010 to build a renewed momentum around the MDGs, including special attention for the role of business in development through an initiative known as the Business Call to Action.