sustaining development partners

Sustaining Development


Hosted by Devex and our partners, Sustaining Development is a three-month online series exploring the post-2015 development agenda. We will look at the practical steps needed to move the sustainable development goals from concept to reality. Learn more about the Sustaining Development partners below.


Devex is the world’s leading source of news and information on international development cooperation, humanitarian relief and food security, serving more than 650,000 public, non-profit and private-sector professionals and 1,000 organizations in more than 100 countries with the information they need to advance their business and careers. Our motto is "Do Good. Do It Well."™ because we believe a more efficient global development industry can change the world, reduce poverty and hunger, and expand opportunity for all.


Chevron, one of the world’s leading energy companies, is focused on safely developing affordable energy to help spur economic growth and development and improve quality of life around the world. Over the past nine years, Chevron has invested nearly $1.7 billion in social programs and partnerships in health, education and economic development.


FXB is an international development organization with a 26-year history of breaking the cycle of poverty and uplifting children worldwide. Albina du Boisrouvray founded FXB in honor of her son François-Xavier Bagnoud, a helicopter search-and-rescue pilot who lost his life at 24 in the service of others. Today, FXB has helped lift 81,000 children and adults out of extreme poverty using its comprehensive, field-tested approach: the FXBVillage methodology. The methodology brings the extreme poor to self-sufficiency in three years by simultaneously tackling the five drivers of poverty: lack of food, healthcare, education, housing and income. The methodology is now available in the open-source FXBVillage Toolkit and Planning Guide, which was developed with input from experts at Harvard University and is available online FXB is active in Burundi, China, Colombia, India, Rwanda, Uganda and other countries, with 450 staff members and more than 800 volunteers.

Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II

GHFP II, led by the Public Health Institute and supported by PYXERA Global, helps USAID address its human capital needs by developing a diverse group of global health professionals. GHFP II partners with PYXERA Global to leverage corporate expertise to support USAID’s work in addressing complex global health challenges. PYXERA Global places corporate employees, known as Global Health Champions, on global pro bono assignments from companies like IBM, Merck, PepsiCo and Medtronic to advance progress in key global health areas. These tri-sector leaders are catalyzing USAID’s investment in public-private partnerships to support the sustainable development goals.


At Pfizer, we’ve been helping people live longer, healthier and more productive lives for more than 160 years. Our medicines and vaccines save or improve countless lives, and our consumer products empower people to take care of themselves. Today, our scientists and research partners apply the latest science and technology to develop therapies for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. It is complex work, so we partner with governments, non-profits and other organizations to ensure more people around the world have access to these important medicines and vaccines. We innovate so that people around the world can live healthier lives.


Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 108,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. In 2014, Philips launched the Philips Foundation, a registered charity that has been created to help enable lasting social change in disadvantaged communities through the provision and application of innovation, talent and resources. The Philips Foundation has three main program areas: disaster relief, community development and social entrepreneurship. The Philips Foundation’s work supports Royal Philips’ ambition to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes and accelerates inclusive and sustainable industrial development to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. To do so, UNIDO aims to advance the economic competitiveness of industries, and to create shared prosperity in all societies, while safeguarding the environment through resource efficient and cleaner production methodologies. The Organization draws on four mutually reinforcing categories of functions: technical cooperation, analytical and policy advisory services, standard setting and compliance, and a convening function for knowledge transfer and networking.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

UNV is the United Nations organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV is actively involved in widening opportunities for new partners, including volunteer groups, to engage with the new development agenda. UNV positions volunteerism as a complementary means of implementation for the post-2015 agenda.

United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

USCIB advances the global interests of American business through advocacy to policy makers worldwide that calls for an open system of world trade and investment and in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, sustainable development and human welfare. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. USCIB is deeply engaged in all aspects of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, advocating for good governance and the rule of law, inclusive economic growth, investment in infrastructure, enabling environments to foster innovation, strong public-private partnerships and above all, an open channel for business input into policy negotiations and implementation at the international and national levels.