The private sector can help achieve the Global Goals if it makes the elimination of poverty a part of its core business, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today at the opening of a summit in Istanbul today.
UN Development Programme’s International Center for Private Sector in Development held its 5th Executive Council Meeting in Istanbul today, to review progress and to step up the private sector’s contribution to sustainable and inclusive development.
UNDP IICPSD, The Philippine Board of Investments, and UNDP Philippines have joined efforts to conduct Business+ Philippines, a nationwide baseline survey developed by IICPSD to analyze Philippine businesses in terms of the inclusiveness of their core business operations and their awareness on Inclusive Business models.
"Islamic finance instruments can be a transformative force for unlocking resources to finance the Sustainable Development Goals given the immense needs for financing the implementation of this ambitious agenda”— voiced the panelists at Islamic Finance and Impact Investing for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Way Forward, a side event jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank and UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)—a partnership with the Turkish Government.
Leaders at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China emphasized the need for sustainable and inclusive growth, and welcomed the launch of the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. The platform is a global partnership that seeks to accelerate the adoption of inclusive business policies and programs.
IICPSD‘s tool “Business+” on inclusive business models will be replicated in Philippines in cooperation with the Government of Philippines and UNDP Manila. The Business+ is an online survey developed by IICPSD out of a pilot implementation in Turkey in 2015. It is a baseline survey to measure the inclusiveness of core business operations along with companies’ awareness on inclusive business(IB) models.
UNDP IICPSD, Board of Investments of Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and UNDP Manila agreed to replicate Business+ baseline survey to measure the inclusiveness of Filipino companies’ core operations along with their awareness on inclusive business models.
The updated strategy reflects our desire to expand engagement with the private sector and foundations as true partners in the search for innovative solutions to solve the world’s most intractable problems.
160 elementary school students from Bratunac and Srebrenica provinces of Bosnia and Herzegovina have the opportunity to take courses in robotics, wire modeling, woodworking, and origami-kirigami through a new, one-month summer program at N-TIM Academy. IICPSD’s role in N-TIM is to support the transfer of knowledge and expertise through facilitating South-South collaboration and engaging the private sector in skills design and delivery.
A major global network launches today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to facilitate business engagement in crisis situations through pre-positioning supplies, meeting humanitarian needs and providing resources, knowledge and expertise to disaster prevention.
Philanthropy groups must be a part of the global shift towards ending humanitarian need by investing significantly more in disaster prevention, a new report finds.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to strengthen the collaboration between the two leading development institutions, to support the effective implementation and achievement of the SDGs.
The G20 officially launched the Global Platform on Inclusive Business (GPIB) today in Nanjing, China. The Platform is a global partnership that will provide support to policymakers and accelerate the adoption of inclusive business policies and programs globally.
“Mobiles for health” a forum co-hosted by the UNDP-based Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the DFID-funded, Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) will be held on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 in Nairobi.