What happens when an organization incorporates compassion throughout its policies, procedures, and culture? What is the impact on all stakeholders in an organization when human needs for care, consideration, and connection and are considered alongside business and impact outcomes? Research, and practice, show that the needs of people and the needs of organizations are not mutually […]
In 2015, the world agreed on an ambitious 15-year roadmap to achieve an equitable, just and prosperous world by 2030. 2020 marks the 5 year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) launched by world leaders at the United Nations, and coincidentally is also the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. At a time when the world is grappling with the uncertainty of COVID, spiking social unrest, increased nationalism, and a weakened global economy, has sustainable development and the climate agenda taken a back-seat? Even prior to the spread of COVID19, the United Nations notes that an additional $2.5 trillion dollars would need to be raised annually over the next 10 years in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. At a time when development is often donor-driven and we lack the funding to achieve our goals, how do we disrupt the broken systems?
Intended to build on the success of the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which drew on the voices of millions of people prior to their adoption in 2015, this panel aims to unpack the critical role of human capital as the biggest untapped resource to achieving sustainable development. Looking at global trends in innovation, civic engagement and local mobilization, this panel will address: 1) how can the donor community invest into locally-integrated sustainable solutions? 2) What is the role of human capital in bridging the financing gap and how do you unlock it? 3) How can we invest into creating a care-economy that is anchored in behavior change in corporations, governments and civil society so we can “build back better” after COVID and beyond.
This panel brings together global experts in business, government and multilateral organizations to create thought-leadership and tangible recommendations on how to ensure that citizens are not only active participants in creating change, but also how to create effective public-private partnerships to sustain the change.
- Panelist 1: Francesco Galtieri, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office Team Lead and Senior Development Coordination Officer
- Panelist 2: Cecilia Nicolini, Advisor To The President of Argentina
- Panelist 3: Dr.Lauren Powell, former Director of Health Equity, Department of Public Health, State of Virginia
- Panelist 4: Belinda Chanda, Operations & Program Specialist, International Labour Organization
- Panelist 5: Piyush Tewari, Founder & CEO, Save Life Foundation