The Business Integrity issue seeks to describe a situation where business is encouraged, enforced, enabled and incentivized to be a truly positive force for society and the world, both through voluntary actions and legislative measures. This requires an interplay of how a business acts itself in terms of embracing responsibility and sustainability, and how the government is enabling such positive practices and preventing unethical or disruptive negative practices. The Business Integrity issue is underrepresented in the 2030 Agenda, however, incentivizing positive business contributions is considered a key element in sustainable development.
The GAPFRAME currently uses 4 publicly available indicators that serve as proxies for responsible business conduct and business support. These indicators are: ethical behavior of firms (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) representing the ethical behavior of companies in interactions with public officials, politicians and other firms; effectiveness of anti-monopoly policy (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) providing assessment of the extent to which anti-monopoly policy promotes competition; and healthy business support (WEF GCI, 2005-2014) that looks at how complicated it is to start a business. These proxies will in future be complemented with government incentives for sustainable and just business practices, for which there are no global indicators available yet.
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