The private sector is a fundamental partner in sustainable mountain development. Businesses lead economic growth, create jobs, provide reliable incomes and improve livelihood opportunities. The innovation and vision of the private sector will help point the way to a stable and equitable future for mountain people.
As users of mountain resources, the private sector plays a critical role in ensuring that economic growth has a future by engaging in practices that are green, sustainable and protect the region’s invaluable natural resources and biodiversity. ICIMOD works to increase understanding of the long-term economic payoffs of socially and environmentally responsible business practices and to open the doors for win-win collaborations with the private sector that benefit mountain communities, including mobilizing investments to pilot new and innovative approaches for mountain livelihoods.