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COVID-19: B20-UNDP Joint Statement

The B20 and UNDP welcome the commitments made in the G20 Leaders’ Extraordinary Summit (i) to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors in both the development and distribution of…  


Business and Human Rights in a Time of Crisis

At this time of crisis, public expectations for responsible business are amplified. People are stepping up and defining “business purpose” for themselves. Today, they demand that business provide…  


The Future of Leadership is Gender Equal

UNDP is hosting its first private sector-focused dialogue on the critical issue of women's leadership position in the private sector from 29-30 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. It aims to deliberate…  


SDG Finance Collaborative envisions new era of development planning with public and private sectors working in concert

Finance experts from over 30 UNDP Country Offices, headquarters and multiple regional bureaux assembled in Bangkok this week for the SDG Finance Collaborative, looking at new ways governments can…  


High-Level Meeting of Future Capital Leaders

The high-level meeting attracted around 50 “Future Capital Leaders” from across the region, including Ultra-High-Net-Worth families and individuals, successful entrepreneurs, financial institutions,…  


"Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN" project's First Private Sector Advisory Group Meeting

To help guide the project's efforts, UNDP has invited corporate governance and sustainability experts to join the “Private Sector Advisory Group” (PSAG) to advise its engagement in the area of…  


Fair Business Environment Lab

To develop innovative solutions for business integrity and sustainable development, UNDP organized a one-day “Fair Business Environment Lab” on 10 June 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Lab was the…  


Building capacities to mainstream the SDGs in Pakistan

The SDG support units established in the Ministry of Planning and in four provincial planning development departments commits $15 million to mainstreame the SDGs . The units serve as platforms…  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the…  


A Business Practice Worth Spreading

On our visit to Interface, we were introduced to the company’s seven steps for operating a sustainable business, which include: waste management, carbon emission reduction, social development, and…  

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