With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now adopted, attention is shifting to how they will be delivered. While responsibility will ultimately fall to government, leaders across sectors now recognise that the challenges are too great and too systemic for any one of them to tackle alone, and that business’ contribution will be pivotal. There is growing appreciation that business is well positioned to drive sustainable and inclusive…See More
"Adding to Penelope point in the past we have seen Collaboration between Agility, TNT, UPS and Maersk helped to save lives by getting relief supplies quickly and effectively to people after the earthquake in Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan…"
"Q3 It needs to be linked in with what is already happening, such as UPS linking into the humanitarian logistics cluster in order to avoid duplication of effort. We need more private sector groups engaging with humanitarian…"
"Yes very much agree with this. The private sector also plays key role in good business practices outside emergencies – decent wages and paying tax. Oxfam’s report showed that wealth of the richest 1 per cent will overtake that of the…"
"Again on Q2 at the heart of this is the ability to liaise with communities and stakeholders using existing communications channels to get the word out. Perhaps this crisis saw business reaching out a bit more to stakeholders they ordinarily…"
"I think this raises a good point on involving the people impacted. People should be at the heart of the intervention and the communities able to determine their own priorities.
The Bank’s experience in dealing with the SARS outbreak in…"
"However, private sector involvement is not always clear cut and because businesses exist to turn a profit, their interventions are often viewed with some distrust as to their true purpose. This is particularly so for companies with a specific…"