Zahid Torres-Rahman: Top 10 Discussions of 2016

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and Director, Business Fights Poverty

2016 saw our 100th online discussion, with over 1,300 comments posted over the course of the year!  

Online discussions have played a central role in our new Challenges as a way for members to share insights on the Challenge question.  From next year, we will be upgrading our discussion forum to make it easier to use and will be placing discussions even more centrally within each new Challenge.

I am grateful to all of you who joined a panel or got involved in the conversation.  Thanks to you each discussion is a lasting treasure trove of insights!

So which discussions have been the most popular?  Based on the number of unique visitors and number of comments posted, the top 10 discussions of 2016 are:

10. How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?

9. What can business do to help young people acquire the right skills to transition into good jobs?

8. How might one empirically assess the contribution of business actions to peace?

7. How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains?

6. Why might business contribute to peace?

5. How can we strengthen collaboration in support of micro-enterprises in value chains?

4. What are some practical examples and lessons from business contributions to peace?

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

2. How can we unlock and scale innovation through partnerships to achieve the SDGs?

1. How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?

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