With the advent of delivering the Sustainable Development Goals agenda for 2030, International Alert is seeking ways to engage and collaborate with the business sector operating in volatile environments. Good business can be good for peace and sustainable development, but the mechanisms for achieving this are complicated. They are challenged by the fact that their operations tend to conflict with the needs of local communities due to their impact on land and water – resources that are increasingly under pressure from climate change.
What are the challenges and opportunities for businesses? How can we work together so that the private sector can become a driving force for peace?
Hans Bolscher, Former Director at the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands (chair)
Jessie Banfield, Director of Programmes, International Alert
Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt, Sustainable Development Goals Coordinator, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Iain Watt, Principal Climate Specialist, Forum for the Future
More panel participants to be announced. Please note this is a closed event under Chatham House Rules.
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This event takes place at the Nutshuis.