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14 November 2016

Keynote address by Professor John Ruggie at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

29 September 2016

The Corporate Responsibility Initiative has cooperated with Business Fights Poverty, CARE, UKAid, SAB Miller and Citi on a guide for companies to strengthen micro-enterprises market systems. The report highlights the key challenges micro-enterprises face and the transformational opportunity to take a collaborative, market system approach to enabling micro-enterprises to thrive within corporate value chains. Based on a series of multi-stakeholder  consultations and case study research, the guide focuses on five success factors that are critical for strengthening micro-enterprise market systems through collaboration. Details of the online discussion to launch the guide and other feedback are available on: http://bit.ly/2d9csuC

19 September 2016
Please join us for an event during UNGA week in New York on the morning of September 19th. The event will focus on: “Business Collaborating to Deliver the SDGs” and has been designed to be highly practical and solutions-focused.You can find out more about the event and register here. The event is at Citi’s offices (14th floor, 153 East 53rd Street). 

25th August 2016
8:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT / 4:30pm BST
Jane Nelson's Webinar on The Healthcare Sector and SDGs – Emerging Trends
Register here
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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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

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.



Growing Together: Strengthening micro-enterprises in value chains. September 2016

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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