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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Samina, take for instance the commitment under the health SDGs, take target "3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Zahid, There is no single measure for SDG success for businesses but working towards making some level of ESG disclosure, carbon disclosure and tax transparent more common place is our aim in a broad way - as we have already with EU…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Bianca, We've seen the first set voluntary national reviews at this year's High Level Political Forum (HLPF), I think just 22 of them, it's still early to say but when I read the Sierra Leonian NVR on SDG prioritisation I did see…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Paul, As Christian Aid we're a UK based NGO, and we're talking to DFID so that they a) include more local SMEs among the companies that they support via Agricultural investment funds - they currently have issues with the business models…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Dear Bello, Maybe one way is to first create the policy environment for Smallholder agriculture in Nigeria with the support of SDG framework, and work on SME friendly policies in access to finance, business support and incubators to create an…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Kate, I think all the SDGs are important, and it's really useful to look at what other actors also find as being important.  Many NGos will find the goal 5 on 'achieve gender equality' absolutely essential, as it's…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Nicole, You're right that each organisation (NGO, business, government agency) will look at where their impact on SDGs will be the most relevant, but I'd urge also to look at a dynamic model to understand and map what expectations SDGs…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi Samina, My advice is that making the business case is critical to senior management.  SDGs provide signals of where governments are likely to focus in terms of their government spending, but also in terms of industrial policy as areas like…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"On agricultural value-chains in particular - the 'Leave no-one behind' agenda could lead to looking at SME development strategies, and SME enabling environment, and working with marginalised producers who don't currently have access…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Matti Kohonen replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?
"Hi, Matti here from Christian Aid as well, I'm our advisor on private sector.   To answer the first question: SDGs play an important role in better focusing efforts on the most marginalised producers and producers who can reach them…"
Sep 8, 2016

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Job Title
Principal Advisor - Private Sector
Organisation
Christian Aid
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I work for a non government organisation
About my work:
I'm passionate about ensuring that big issues of our time such as poverty, inequality and climate change are central to how markets and businesses work to deliver social value. My work at the Christian Aid's policy and advocacy team ranges from creating inclusive social enterprise business enabling environments to tax reporting and disclosure standards, so no issue is too big (or small) for me to look at in ensuring that businesses have a greater development impact.
Topics on my radar:
Finance and Investment, Governance and Transparency, Health, Measuring Impact, Social Enterprise, Trade
Other Topics on my radar:
Responsible tax

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