Harnessing Domestic Inclusive Business for Social Impact

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Harnessing Domestic Inclusive Business for Social Impact

Time: September 24, 2015 from 8:30pm to 9:45pm
Location: New York
Event Type: private, workshop
Organized By: Business Call to Action, Business Fights Poverty and The Partnering Initiative
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2015

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Event Description

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize working with business to carry out an ambitious agenda for people, prosperity, peace and the planet. Some of the most innovative approaches to harnessing business for social impact have come from domestic companies and large corporates working to support domestic companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

This interactive breakfast panel discussion will explore the role of domestic inclusive businesses in delivering on the SDGs.

Keynote: Magdy Martínez-Solimán, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Juan Sebastian Pardo Lanzetta, CEO, Credifamilia
  • David Croft, Global Sustainable Development Director, Diageo
  • Tafsir Awal, Director, Multomode Group & Lal Teer Seed
  • Piyush Jaju, CEO and Co-Founder, ONergy

Chair: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Executive Director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) and Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME)

This breakfast session is taking place as part of the Business Call to Action's Sixth Annual Forum which will run from 8.30am to 2.30pm in conjunction with the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework for the private sector, development institutions and governments to renew and re-define their commitments to the new development agenda.

The Forum will bring together leaders from prominent inclusive businesses as well as senior representatives from governments, bilateral donors, civil society and the United Nations. The event will showcase the potential for and evidence of inclusive businesses aligning their core business activities with the SDGs, thus making a substantial contribution to the ambitious new development agenda, both globally and at the country level.

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