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News & Events

August 2016

Thursday, 25th August 2016

8:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT / 4:30pm BST

Jane Nelson's Webinar on The Healthcare Sector and SDGs – Emerging Trends

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This webinar will explore recent trends and developments in the role of pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare companies in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be hosted by the UK-based Corporate Citizenship organization and Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School will be one of the speakers.

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June 2016

Forthcoming- 20 June, 4pm-6pm UK time

Building a partnership that delivers shared value and lasting impact

GSK and Save the Children - 3 Year Partnership Update


Forthcoming- 30 June 2016, 14:00 UK, 15:00 CEST, 09:00 EDT
Webinar: How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs?

The webinar convenes a panel of four leaders in the field, with perspectives from the UN, business, and
NGOs, to discuss the critical question:‘How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs?’
The webinar marks the global launch of a major new policy paper by World Vision and The Partnering
Initiative: “Delivering on the Promise: In-country multi-stakeholder platforms to catalyse collaboration
and partnerships for Agenda 2030”

REGISTER NOW: agenda2030.eventbrite.com


May 2016

The 2016 Oslo Business for Peace Summit. On May 3rdCRI Director, Jane Nelson will take part in a panel entitled, The Global Goals – What does it take? The panel includes representatives from politics, academia, civil society and the media to provide their critical perspective on business engagement towards the Global Goals. The summit will conclude with the Oslo Business for Peace Award Ceremony. Watch the ceremony here.

April 2016

John Ruggie's Keynote address at the April 19-20 Asia Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights in Doha
John Ruggie releases FIFA report: “For the Game. For the World.” FIFA and Human Rights. Read Harvard Kennedy School press release.

December 2015
John Ruggie to develop human rights recommendations for FIFA. Read related articles from The GuardianThe New York Times, Associated Press, and Boston Magazine.

October 15
John Ruggie's PolicyCast : UN Guiding Principles and their applicability to mega-sporting events

October 28, 6:00-8:00 pm
How to Conduct Human Rights Impact Assessments for Multi-National Corporations
This workshop will focus on how to conduct Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) for corporates investing overseas. Expert consultant Chloe Poynton will walk participants through how CSR advisors help companies assess their human rights footprint.
Location: Location:T-275
Please contact Amrita Vir for more information.

October 18-21
Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School
In this intensive program, you'll improve your ability to create and evolve a high-impact CSR strategy, build a strong foundation for delivering results, and contribute more fully to your company's success.
Register here

October 5, 6:00-7:30 pm
Sustainability in Times of Adversity: A Dinner Discussion with Jon Coleman, Manager of Fleet Sustainability, Ford Motor Company
Location: Fainsod(3rd floor, Littauer building)
Please RSVP to Justin Milleti

September 27
Extractive Industries and the SDGs, CRI Director Jane Nelson moderates a panel at the SDGs in New York on preparing an atlas of how the SDGs will affect corporations in the mining sector. The organizers are also charting out opportunities for the mining sector to contribute to the SDGs. A draft for public consultation of the Atlas will be launched at this event.

John Ruggie reflects on the first session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on a Business & Human Rights Treaty, July 2015

John Ruggie publishes Holding business to account on OECD website, May 2015.

Jane Nelson participated in a panel of experts and shared her perspective on the Malnutrition Mapping Project, launched by GAIN with support from Amway on March 31, 2015.

Delivering Shared Prosperity; Three key steps leading extractive companies are taking to address a complex array of sustainability challenges, March 13, 2015.

Creating Shared Value in Extractive Industry,  March 13, 2015.

John Ruggie, the author of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, met with senior officials from UK Export Finance and members of its advisory council for discussions on human rights and support for exports, March 4, 2015.

Summit: human rights must be in business DNA – Blair, February 25, 2015.

First Comprehensive Guidance for Companies on Human Rights Reporting Launches in London, February 24, 2015.

John Ruggie's keynote address at the Annual Conference of the Business Social Compliance Initiative, November 13, 2014.



Supporting Research in Neglected Tropical Diseases: Lessons from AbbVie's Neglected Diseases Initiative. July 2016 | Jane Nelson

“For the Game. For the World.” FIFA and Human Rights.
April 2016 | John G. Ruggie

Full Report: TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Lessons in System Leadership from the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative.
Executive Summary:TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Lessons in System Leadership from the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative.
January 2016 | Jane Nelson and Beth Jenkins

Business and the United Nations: Working together towards the Sustainable Development Goals: A Framework for Action. November 2015 | Jane Nelson and Business Fights Poverty 

Business and Sustainable Development Goals.  September 2015 | Jane Nelson, Beth Jenkins and Richard Gilbert

Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Normative Innovations and Implementation Challenges. May 2015 | John Ruggie and Tamaryn Nelson 

A Path to Empowerment: The role of corporations in supporting women's economic progress. May 2015 | Jane Nelson, Marli Porth, Kara Vilikai, and Honor McGee

Collaborating for Change in Sugar Production: Building Blocks for Sustainability at Scale. March 2015| Beth Jenkins, Piya Baptista, and Marli Porth

Empowering Small Businesses in Corporate Value Chains:The Case of SABMiller’s 4e Camino al Progreso Program. March 2015| Beth Jenkins

Partnering for Impact: Supporting Systemic Change to Deliver the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. September 2014 | Richard Gilbert, Deputy Director of Business Action for Africa and Beth Jenkins, Insights Director at Business Fights Poverty and Non-Resident Fellow of the CSR Initiative

Building the foundations for a long-term development partnership: The construction phase of the PNG-LNG Project. April 2014 | Jane Nelson and Kara Valikai


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