Business, investment, and public policies: accelerating systems change for the greater good

1. María Emilia Correa (Sistema B), 2. Camila Escobar (Juan Valdez), 3. Laura Ortiz (SVX Mexico), 4. Rebecca Grynspan (Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB), 5. Erin Tansey (Sustainable Inclusive Economies, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

How can business, investment and public policies drive systems change? This panel will celebrate progress in the business-for-good movement and discuss strategies and lessons to scale up positive change for the good of people and planet. The discussion will cover purpose-driven businesses, such as B Corps, and impact investment that are driving business action towards the SDGs. Panelists will also highlight the role of public policies, such as taxation, public procurement, regulations and new legal forms of business incorporation that can accelerate a much needed transition to a new, more sustainable and equitable economy.

TAGS: Funding, bilaterals

All SDGs

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Innovation and Partnership: Norad redefining what it means to be a bilateral agency

1. Matthew Bishop, 2. Elena Bonometti (Tostan), 3. Bård Vegar Solhjell (Norad)

In this moderated session the Director of Norad, Bård Vegar Solhjell, will discuss the 5 strategic priorities of Norad and how through investment, innovation and partnerships Norad is forging a new path for bilateral agencies based on the urgency of the SDGs. Elena Bonometti will further share her experiences as a social entrepreneur partnering with Norad. Participants to the session will have the chance to ask questions and feedback during the question and answer time.

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