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Andrew Schmidt left a comment for Peter McAllister
"Dear Mr. McAllister, I'm writing to you from the Paris offices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). I've been browsing a panel discussion that you took part in on this platform, and a number of your comments struck me as…"
Nov 19, 2015
Peter McAllister replied to member's discussion How can responsible private investment contribute to the SDGs?
"From a recent piece I drafted on the BFP site, SDGs: Will business take up the baton? "Businesses, whether local to the global south or part of global trade, have multiple roles to play. Investment in productive capacity, skills and human…"
Jul 9, 2015
Peter McAllister replied to member's discussion How can responsible private investment contribute to the SDGs?
"Again on Question 2: We're starting to see collaboration among businesses around Pillar 1 of the UNGPs.At ETI we can point to work such as the Bangladesh Accord, plus efforts in Myanmar & Cambodia to influence the enabling environment - to…"
Jul 9, 2015
Peter McAllister replied to member's discussion How can responsible private investment contribute to the SDGs?
"It's vital that investors send the right signal to companies  - that they recognise its in their long term economic interests for returns on investment. The 'how' part lies around demanding a level of accountability &…"
Jul 9, 2015
Peter McAllister replied to member's discussion How can responsible private investment contribute to the SDGs?
"I'm Peter McAllister, Executive Director at the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. To open, my interest lies in the way the…"
Jul 9, 2015
Peter McAllister is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
Jul 9, 2015

Profile Information

Job Title
Executive Director
Organisation
Ethical Trading Initiative
Sector
I work for a non government organisation
Website:
http://www.ethicaltrade.org
About my work:
We work with some 90 companies five global unions and 15 NGOs to address worker's rights issues in supply chains.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Governance and Transparency, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Partnerships, Trade, Women and Business
Other Topics on my radar:
SDGs UNGPs

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At 9:10 on November 19, 2015, Andrew Schmidt said…

Dear Mr. McAllister,

I'm writing to you from the Paris offices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). I've been browsing a panel discussion that you took part in on this platform, and a number of your comments struck me as quite relevant to a work stream we are beginning with my team here at UNEP. 

I am part of the Secretariat of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), which was adopted by heads of state at Rio+20 and is essentially a framework to accelerate the transition to more sustainable modes of consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. 

One area where frankly we have not invested enough time and resources is engaging the private sector. Over the past several months I have been getting together a work stream on this front, in particular looking at how we can involve the private sector through the angle of investing in innovation for SCP. 

We have had an initial workshop at the World Resources Forum in Davos last month, and would like to develop a comprehensive roadmap, with input from the private sector, on concrete activities and investments which a framework like the 10YFP can facilitate, connecting investments with ideas.

Would love to chat to see if some in your network would be interested in participating in this initiative, to see how a multi-stakeholder framework like the 10YFP might be able to contribute to and facilitate some of the excellent work that you and your partners are doing. 

Please do not hesitate to be in touch directly at andrew.schmidt.affiliate@unep.org.  Very much looking forward to being in touch. 

Best regards,

Andrew Schmidt

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