Sustainability and inclusiveness

Our vision

Merely possessing technical knowledge, whether among partners or beneficiaries, is insufficient for enhancing livelihoods and ensuring sustainable growth. There must be a harmonious alignment between technical expertise and sustainable development to ensure enduring and impactful change.

As a United Nations organization, ITC is steadfast in its commitment to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. With every initiative, tool, and training we provide, ITC actively contributes to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Our Benchmarking platform and assessments play a pivotal role in focusing on four specific goals, shaping the social and sustainable practices of Business Support Organizations (BSOs) and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) they assist."



Youth empowerment

Promote inclusive business practices that empower the emerging generation of entrepreneurs and leaders


Gender equality

Shape policies and deliver services to advance women's economic empowerment and leadership.


Fair jobs

Provide services that foster inclusive and sustainable growth while creating opportunities for decent employment.


Green growth

Integrate environmentally sustainable practices into both strategy and operations, while weaving green competitiveness throughout our service offerings.

 Read more on the Sustainable Development Goals   

The Sustainability Performance diagnostic

We have systematically integrated principles of sustainability and inclusiveness into all our technical methodologies, tools, and services. Our offerings, catering to both Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Business Support Organizations (BSOs), feature sustainability as a complementary component to our core technical support.

Simultaneously addressing technical performance and sustainability empowers your development initiatives to achieve not only robust technical improvements but also an expanded inclusive reach and long-term sustainable benefits.

Read more about how we implement this in our methodology for Business Support Organizations and for SMEs

Let’s build for success together

Gain instant access to our free self-assessment tool, including the Sustainability Deep Dive, covering four pivotal areas of sustainable development