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Accelerating Sustainable and Inclusive Business: What are the barriers to scaling inclusive business models and potential solutions to overcome them?

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Accelerating Sustainable and Inclusive Business: What are the barriers to scaling inclusive business models and potential solutions to overcome them?

Time: February 4, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Citigroup Centre
Street: 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf (Auditorium Entrance)
City/Town: London E14 5LB
Event Type: 2015 series
Organized By: Business Fights Poverty
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2015

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Event Description

A growing number of companies are developing sustainable and inclusive business models that can offer positive developmental impacts—often partnering with the public sector, non-profit organisations, and foundations to leverage complementary capabilities and share up-front cost and risk.

A new research report: Growth for Good or Good for Growth? by The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the Monitor Institute, supported by Citi Foundation explores what motivates companies to engage in sustainable and inclusive business, the challenges they face and potential solutions to driving scale.  

At the same time, the UNDP-hosted Business Call to Action and the UK’s Department for International Development have developed a long track record in identifying and exploring ways to accelerate commercial business models that achieve a positive social and/or environmental impact at scale.

Please join this event to learn more about the latest thinking on how to accelerate sustainable and inclusive business, overcome barriers to scale and the role of partnership.  Informed by the report findings and the experiences of panellists, the event will address the following questions:

  • What are the key barriers to scaling sustainable and inclusive business?
  • What are the most promising strategies – within business, government and civil society – for driving scale?  And how can these strategies be built into framing the new Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation?
  • How can partnerships between development agencies and business help scale sustainable and inclusive business?

Speakers will include:

  • Patricia Seex, Private Sector Head of Profession, DFID
  • Marcos Neto, Team Leader, Private Sector and Foundations, UNDP
  • Philip Martin Brown, Managing Director, Citi Inclusive Finance
  • Laura Crow, Principal Product Manager, Vodafone
  • Sean de Cleene, SVP, Global Initiatives, Strategy and Business Development, Yara International

Chair: Dr Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean for International Business and Finance and Executive Director of Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Registration will open at 5pm.  The event will be followed by a reception.

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Comment by Nelson T. Enojo on January 22, 2015 at 14:24

My country launched in 2011 a very powerful policy on collective impact.  Among the strategies was the convergence of 16 national government agencies to implement the Philippine National Greening Program (NGP).

A six year program to end this 2016, we still have one year to accelerate impact.  Rural livelihood and inclusive business is a very important topic to refine our Global Resilience Challenge concept.  This event is a must.  Thank you so much.

Comment by Business Fights Poverty on February 16, 2015 at 22:50

We're pleased to say that the audio recording of the event is now available here: http://snipbfp.org/1EFBxlU

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