Wednesday, 17 February 2016
11:15 - 12:45 (Auditorium A)
Content and Objectives
The 2nd IB Asia Forum will bring together 250 practitioners from businesses, investors, governments, and development partners to discuss recent innovative approaches and examples of inclusive business investments. Uniquely, the event will also discuss how governments and business associations can support or create a better enabling environment for Inclusive Business (IB). Furthermore, the event will exchange experiences from Latin America with Asia and seek replication
In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Inclusive business can play a key role in sustainable contributing to the achievement of the SDGs, especially goals driving access to healthcare and nutrition, agricultural productivity, job creation, access to finance, energy, sanitation and education.
This session will provide key insights into (a) what the private sector can concretely do to scale development impact for the poor through inclusive business; (b) how the momentum around SDG implementation can be leveraged to drive a better enabling environment for inclusive business at the global and national levels; and (c) how the contribution of the private sector can be reported more systematically to showcase impact.
The interactive session will share the experiences of three inclusive businesses and government representatives in a panel and engage the audience in a question and answer period afterwards.
Moderated by: Sahba Sobhani, Global Private Sector Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Officer in Charge, the Business Call to Action (BCtA)
If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Tatsiana Hulko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full agenda, visit the event page: www.inclusivebusinesshub.org/ib-asia-forum