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RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS FORUM 2016
22 – 24 November 2016. Singapore
Responsible Business Forum examined each of the 17 SDGs in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies, investors and international experts. Building on the introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals at RBF 2015, this year’s forum helped companies understand the SDGs and the opportunities in supporting governments to achieve them. Mark Ingram presented on a panel on SDG 1.
Annual Africa Australia Research Forum
6 September, Perth, Australia
As part of the Africa Down Under conference, Murdoch University annually holds a research forum. This year’s theme was “Forging a new partnership: How mining companies and communities can prosper together”
Mark Ingram, Business for Development’s CEO, presented on a panel with Base Resources and Cotton On Group discussing how a mine can be leveraged to enable communities to create and access agriculture supply chain.
Sourcing Partnerships in Developing Countries
9 June 2016. Auckland, New Zealand
With The FoodBowl and Business for Development delegates learnt how through a sourcing partnership in developing countries they can achieve the Holy Grail of supply chain management – consistency and quality of supply; a growing supplier base; reliable, improved triple bottom line; better transparency; an improved social licence to operate and a supply chain story that you will want to tell your customer – all the while helping small holder farmers build better futures for themselves and lifting themselves out of poverty.
Kwale Cotton presentation
16 June 2016. Perth, Australia
At AAMEG Tim Cartsens, Base Resources Managing Director, Mark Ingram Business for Development CEO and Paul Murdoch, Group Production Manager, Cotton On Group presented on the Kwale Cotton program and how the three organisations are empowering farmers with the resources to build a sustainable income with cotton, whilst supporting long term change and development in the country more broadly.
Inclusive Business Forum
24 May 2016. Melbourne, Australia
Leading companies, NGOs and public sector representatives listened to a range of panelists to understand how the have successfully implemented commercially viable inclusive business models that provide scalable and systematic solutions to the problems of the world’s poor.
Co-hosted with the United Nations Development Programme’s Business Call to Action and EY, the forum moved beyond concept to implementation – enabling participants to understand the ‘how to’ of building successful inclusive businesses.
responsible Business Forum
3 – 4 November 2015. Singapore
Business for Development and Business Call to Action partnered with Global Initiatives to host the 4th Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Singapore.
Recognising that 2015 was a historic year – with the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Climate Change Conference – the Forum was designed to enable participants to understand how they could ensure prosperity and environmental protection for future generations.
The Forum convened more than 400 business leaders, investors, NGOs and policy-makers from over 25 countries around the world. They gathered to share innovations and agree on practical solutions for climate action and delivering the SDGs.