Business Leaders Convene at UN to Discuss SDGs on March 7-8

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Business Leaders Convene at UN to Discuss SDGs on March 7-8

During International Women's Day 2016, Speakers from Microsoft, DSM, Qualcomm, BBC News, and UN Foundation to Lead Panel on SDGs
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Friday, February 12, 2016 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: IWD 2016

CONTENT: Blog

On March 7 - 8 at the United Nations and Microsoft's New York office, The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment will convene more than 500 public and private sector leaders to explore inclusive solutions that create opportunities for women and girls around the world.

With the new Sustainable Development Goals in place, the time is now to harness the collective action of the public and private sector to fully realize this potential. During this two-day program, we will hear how the business community is applying a gender lens to their local and global development work.

Looking to 2030: Gender and Business in the Global Development Agenda Panel

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set out to alleviate extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and address climate change. During this session, panelists will discuss the importance of gender empowerment  and how business can help us achieve all 17 goals. Panelists will discuss priorities, strategies, and best practices taken from the Millennium Development Goals to help further the reach, impact, and involvement of all sectors.

Featured Speakers:

  • Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft
  • Hugh Welsh, President and General Counsel, DSM North America
  • Angela Baker, Head of Wireless Reach; Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Laura Trevelyan, Journalist, BBC World News America
  • Daniela Ligero, Vice President, Girls and Women Strategy, United Nations Foundation

Sign up now to be a part of this discussion on how business can have an impact on the SDGs and help build a better future.

REGISTER HERE

Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Events, Media & Communications | Innovation & Technology | International Women's Day | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | SDGs | Social Impact & Volunteering | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | The Business of Inclusion | USCCF Corporate Citizenship Center

CAMPAIGN: IWD 2016

CONTENT: Blog

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