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Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Success at Scale at London

October 27, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm
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
Oct 23, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga was made a Star Member on Business Fights Poverty.
May 28, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Great thank you for including us. Look forward to continuing to the discussion and supporting the communities in West Africa "
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Bwire Edgar left a comment for Ruth Mhlanga
"Hullo Ruth Thanx for all the brilliant ideas am reading from your side Edgar- Uganda"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"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…"
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Oxfam’s experience is that financial support, is usually the most effective way to deploy resources."
May 21, 2015
Ruth Mhlanga replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How Can Business Fight Ebola?
"Good Afternoon I am Ruth Mhlanga Private Sector Policy Advisor from Oxfam GB"
May 21, 2015

Profile Information

Job Title
Private Sector Policy Adviser
Organisation
Oxfam
Sector
I work for a non government organisation
About my work:
Climate and Energy
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Enterprise Development, Environment, Finance and Investment, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Social Enterprise, Technology, Water, Women and Business

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At 15:35 on May 21, 2015, Bwire Edgar said…
Hullo Ruth
Thanx for all the brilliant ideas am reading from your side
Edgar- Uganda

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