By Dave Prescott The private sector, both multi-national and national, turned out in force for a dedicated Business Forum at the second High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in Nairobi last week. The Forum was convened and hosted by TPI along with a group of partners including the ICC, […]
Last week’s report from the High Level Panel on the post-2015 development, rightly puts cross-sectoral collaboration squarely at the heart of achieving sustainable development, and reiterates the vital role business can and must play as a partner in development: “each priority area identified in the post-2015 agenda should be supported by dynamic partnerships”.
30th January, 2013, Hilton, Amsterdam Twelve months on from The Economist’s inaugural Feeding the World summit, a high-level audience will gather in Amsterdam to discuss how to accelerate progress in coordinating efforts to tackle the planet’s food security crisis. Industry leaders, government officials, donors, aid agencies and representatives of the research community will explore opportunities to collaborate […]
The Girls’ Education Challenge will provide up to £15m of match funding to support strategic partnerships that have the potential to transform learning opportunities for girls in Africa and Asia and, in turn, advance both economic progress and development. The Girls’ Education Challenge aims to broker and support the most promising partnerships that bring global […]
Inclusive business (IB) projects, by definition, tend to sit in areas outside of companies’ traditional comfort zones. Whether providing incomes to disadvantaged people by including them in the company’s value chain, or developing new markets with pro-poor products or services, they are rarely business as usual, requiring a much stronger interaction with ‘society’ than traditional business.