How can Business and the UN Work Together Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

As people from around the world start to focus on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals–the new ambitious vision for ending poverty and protecting our planet– they are exploring new ways of engaging and partnering with each other to achieve greater scale and systemic impact. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which sets out the SDGs envisions a “revitalized global partnership for sustainable development”.


This discussion will bring together representatives from business, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F), the CSR Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and Business Fights Poverty to explore the following questions:

 

1. What is the business and development case for increased UN-business engagement?

 

2. How can business most effectively engage in the SDGs, and how can the UN most effectively engage with business?

 

3. What should the priorities for action be in 2016 to strengthen UN-business partnerships?

 

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UN should set up training on how women economic empowerment could be streamlined into strategic planning of businesses as well business associations. Business associations should also be trained on how to effectively lobby, advocate and form alliance for a good business environment in their locations.

Welcome to this online discussion!

 

This is a written live chat.  We'll work through the three questions set out above over the course of the hour.  Please add your comments, ideas and examples in the text box at the top of the page or by clicking on "reply" under a specific comment you are responding to.  Please add links or attachment that you think would be useful.

 

I am delighted that we are joined by a great panel to help us explore this topic.  I will ask each of them to introduce themselves briefly before we get going.

Sounds like local content to me! Agree 100% with your idea.

Titilola Adisa said:

UN should set up training on how women economic empowerment could be streamlined into strategic planning of businesses as well business associations. Business associations should also be trained on how to effectively lobby, advocate and form alliance for a good business environment in their locations.

Hi everyone - I'm Jane Nelson from the Kennedy School and great to be part of this discussion.

Hi Everyone

I'm Bianca Shead from SABMiller. I've been there for 8 years, always with a sustainability remit but in the last few years focusing more specifically on engagement, stakeholders and partnerships. It's a very exciting business to be a part of and one which has a long track record of taking a partnership approach to building development solutions. 

In 2014, we launched 'Prosper', our sustainable development strategy. Prosper is an inherent part of our core business strategy, which means that partnerships have to work even harder to demonstrate and deliver value for all parties. 

I’m actually joining the conversation from The Partnering Initiative’s course ‘Building Effective Partnerships for Development’ and I’ve drawn on my course mates for their opinions and input. 

Looking forward to the discussion - and please don't be surprised if my name changes part way through. It's just been pointed out that my profile still carries my maiden name!

Thank you Bianca - and we're looking forward to your course mates' contributions too!

Bianca Shevlin said:

Hi Everyone

I'm Bianca Shead from SABMiller. I've been there for 8 years, always with a sustainability remit but in the last few years focusing more specifically on engagement, stakeholders and partnerships. It's a very exciting business to be a part of and one which has a long track record of taking a partnership approach to building development solutions. 

In 2014, we launched 'Prosper', our sustainable development strategy. Prosper is an inherent part of our core business strategy, which means that partnerships have to work even harder to demonstrate and deliver value for all parties. 

I’m actually joining the conversation from The Partnering Initiative’s course ‘Building Effective Partnerships for Development’ and I’ve drawn on my course mates for their opinions and input. 

Looking forward to the discussion - and please don't be surprised if my name changes part way through. It's just been pointed out that my profile still carries my maiden name!

Dear all, I'm Paloma Duran, Director of the SDG Fund, I want to thank Business fight poverty and all the members of the private Sector Advisory Group who participated in the process of launching this report. Thank you all for joining us today. We look forward to a rich and informative discussion.



Zahid Torres-Rahman said:

Welcome to this online discussion!

 

This is a written live chat.  We'll work through the three questions set out above over the course of the hour.  Please add your comments, ideas and examples in the text box at the top of the page or by clicking on "reply" under a specific comment you are responding to.  Please add links or attachment that you think would be useful.

 

I am delighted that we are joined by a great panel to help us explore this topic.  I will ask each of them to introduce themselves briefly before we get going.

Thanks Ketan - can you share a link so that people can find out more?

Ketan patel said:

Ok - let's go into the first question:

Q1. What is the business and development case for increased UN-business engagement?

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