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BUSINESS FIGHTS POVERTY NYC 2016
Business Collaborating to Deliver the SDGs
NYC, 19 Sept, 8am to 12.15pm
Join us for an inspiring and action-focused half-day event on how businesses, governments and civil society are collaborating to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDGs  have set an ambitious agenda for us all. The priority now must be on action and delivery.
Join us in New York City on 19 September to explore innovative ways in which businesses and development partners are collaborating to help deliver the SDGs.

 Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly, this free event is convened by Business Fights Poverty and supported by Citi, Mars, SABMiller and the UK’s Department for International Development, in partnership with Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative, UNDP’s Business Call to Action, the United States Council for International Business, the International Chamber of Commerce and Project Everyone.
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The event will combine inspiring keynotes with specific collaboration opportunities to harness and scale the development impact of business.


Engage with your peers over a series of practical, open innovation workshops, focusing on a selection of SDG-related Challenges convened by Business Fights Poverty and its partners.

 Join us for breakfast from 7.30am, and stay on afterwards for a networking lunch.

Keynotes and Panel
We will be joined by an inspiring group of pioneers for a series of short keynotes (8 - 8.50am) and a panel discussion (8.50 - 9.50am).
THE RT HON PRITI PATEL MP
UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
JOHN FALLON
CEO, PEARSON
DAVID NABARRO
SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE 2030 AGENDA AND CLIMATE CHANGE
JAY COLLINS
VICE CHAIRMAN, CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANKING, CITI
ANNA SWAITHES
DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SABMILLER
KATE WYLIE
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR, MARS INC
NATALIE AFRICA
SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT, UN FOUNDATION
LAURIE LEE
CEO, CARE INTERNATIONAL UK
Challenge Innovation Workshops
Women’s Economic Empowerment
10.00 - 10.50am
How can companies most effectively support women across their value chains and beyond?

SDGs & Agriculture

10.00 - 10.50am
How can business demonstrate their SDG impacts across the agricultural value chain? What roles can business and other stakeholders play in enabling farmers to improve their incomes?


Inclusive Distribution

10.00 - 10.50am
How can we scale distribution and sales networks that create opportunities at the BoP?



Microenterprise
11.00 - 11.50am
How can companies support microenterprises in their value chains?



Youth Employability

11.00 - 11.50am
How can the private sector best contribute to youth employability?



Intrapreneurship

11.00 - 11.50am
How can corporates support internal commercial innovation with social impact?


We may update the speakers, partners, contents and timing of this programme.
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