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Financial Heavyweights Call For Emissions Disclosure, But Is It Enough?

Paul Simpson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Green
Paul Simpson

The world has changed a lot since CDP began securing climate disclosure from companies fifteen years ago. In 2002, asking a company for data on its ca...

How Cities Leaders Can Overcome Disruption

Sergio Fernandez de cordova | Posted 02.10.2017 | Technology
Sergio Fernandez de cordova

Disruption is 1.0...Collaboration is 2.0...Partnerships are 3.0 Urban transformation is complex and comes in different phases--with the advent of new ...

Decision making in the Anthropocene

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland

By Kevin Noone, Stockholm University and Bjørn K. Haugland, DNV GL. Imagine this: After a long, productive day you go to bed knowing that not one of...

Preventing Violent Extremism: Turning A Threat Into An Opportunity For The Private Sector

Dr. Khalid Koser | Posted 07.20.2016 | Home
Dr. Khalid Koser

The opportunity has arrived for the private sector to play its part and assist in shaping holistic local, national, regional, and global responses to the rise of violent extremism, if for no other reason than the compelling business case.

Jobs - The Fastest Road Out Of Poverty

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

For the first time in history, the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent. The world has never been as ambitious about development as it is today.

Restoring Dignity and Hope Through Education

Up For School | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Up For School

By Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld and Executive Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education When a crisis on the scale of Syria's conf...

How the Private Sector Can Help End Malaria For Good

Deena L. Buford, MD, MPH | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Deena L. Buford, MD, MPH

We are at a point in time, on this World Malaria Day, when it's no longer just hypothetical to think that malaria can be eradicated

Why Hasn't the U.S. Joined the International Trend of Privately Funded Refugee Resettlement

Matthew La Corte | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

With lives at stake, prohibiting the American private sector from helping with increased refugee resettlement abandons core American values of philanthropy and civil society. Hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable Syrians need resettlement.

Doing Good While Doing Business

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 03.24.2017 | Home
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Well-designed CSR programs that focus on sustainable development -- as defined by the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- are powerful and essential tools for increasing standards of living around the world.

Reinvesting in Infrastructure Would Boost State Economies

Elizabeth McNichol | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth McNichol

State and local investment in transportation, public buildings, water treatment systems, and other forms of vital infrastructure has fallen to a 30-year low. Reversing this decline is key to creating good jobs and promoting full economic recovery -- and it's an especially good time for states to do it, as we explain in a new paper.

Can the Private Sector Save Development?

FOMIN | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact

It would be difficult to imagine a bigger sea change in thinking and practice about the private sector's role in international economic development than what we've witnessed these past 12 months.

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's Refugee Resettlement Plan

Matthew La Corte | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

In fiscal year 2016, the United States aims to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees. Canada, on the other hand, is on track to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees--from November 2015 to March 2016. The stark discrepancy is amplified by the fact that the United States has a population ten times greater than Canada's.

Citizens, the Private Sector and SDG implementation: Scale success and scrap the rest

Johannes Jütting | Posted 02.02.2017 | Technology
Johannes Jütting

SDG implementation requires the production of more and better data at country, sub-regional and city level. The public sector alone is not up to the task and so other actors need to be brought into the game.

Humanitarian Crises: The Business Response

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Badr Jafar

Communities in crisis lead to vulnerable societies. And vulnerable societies are prone to all kinds of social and economic degradation, including the rise of hopelessness, extremism and instability.

Unfinished Business

Up For School | Posted 01.28.2017 | Education
Up For School

At Davos last week, individuals, companies, egos and states have collided, competed and sometimes collaborated in the battle to shape the global agenda. Speed dating for ideas geeks. Policy Vegas.

Floods are natural, they don't have to lead to disasters

Linda Freiner | Posted 01.27.2017 | Impact
Linda Freiner

Floods affect more people globally than any other type of natural hazard. They cause some of the largest economic, social and humanitarian losses each...

This Holiday Season, Lawmakers Should Legalize Charitable Giving to Refugee Resettlement

Matthew La Corte | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Matthew La Corte

The generosity of the American people has been given an unfortunate ceiling. While Americans can donate to refugees already in the U.S., they cannot donate money to cover the costs of bringing more Syrian refugees into the country.

4 Key Challenges When Measuring Business Respect for Human Rights

Damiano de Felice | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Damiano de Felice

"Measuring" business and human rights has become so important that even the UN Working Group on business and human rights recently identified it as a priority for its mandate.

The Fight to End Hunger: The Role of U.S. NGOs and Global Leadership

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

This September, global leaders from 193 countries came together to agree on an ambitious set of universal goals to reduce poverty and inequality.

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Renewed Fight Against Poverty

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The new Sustainable Development Goals are historic, ambitious and achievable, but not if it is 'business as usual'.

Build It and Growth Will Come

Dimitris Tsitsiragos | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Dimitris Tsitsiragos

The world's developing countries need to channel at least another $1 trillion a year into infrastructure development. But with many governments around the world facing fiscal constraints, where will that money come from?

Ending Maternal and Child Deaths in Kenya-The Private Sector Can Help

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

The co-authors, Dr Nicholas Muraguri and Siddharth Chatterjee along with Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas the UNRC, present a communiqué signed by Kenya's cou...

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

The Public-Private Fusion

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

As these examples illustrate, if our laws and policies continue to focus on one or the other sector, the government will continue to use the private sector to run around the limitations imposed on the public sector's activities and powers.