This section will help you to plan and schedule your participation in conferences, forums, seminars and trainings on inclusive business.
Join Business Fights Poverty to explore how businesses can enhance the effectiveness of their SME support, by taking a more holistic approach; one that starts from an understanding of the wider business ecosystem in which SMEs operate and the multiple external barriers to growth that they face. Thursday 16 May 15:00- 16.00 GMT / 10:00-11.00 EST
This event will gather 250 of the African private sector’s most influential women, with three objectives: 1. Promote female leadership issues in the business world and help address the continent’s economic and social challenges 2. Prepare women for leadership and governance through high-level training courses and exposure to some of the most inspiring global role models 3. Facilitate business meetings and network development.
There is a clear and deepening frustration amongst some with the rhetoric of “purpose”, “sustainability” and the notion of “business as a force for good”. For those of us who believe in the power of business to do good, this is an opportunity for some honest self-reflection. The common ground between those within the business and purpose world, and those who criticise it, is the desire for authenticity; the recognition that we need to move beyond the rhetoric of purpose and embed it meaningfully and consistently across business. We need an honest discussion about how this can be done, recognising where progress is being made and where actions are falling short.
Join an invited audience of 300 professionals and practitioners working to embed purpose authentically within business. Engage with peers from leading global companies, civil society and government who are pioneering new ways to harness companies' products, services, value chains, and voice to have a positive social impact.
The annual BSR Conference is one of the longest-running and most well-regarded sustainability conferences. We provide a space for thought-provoking conversations, where we work together to identify solutions to our most complex global challenges. We convene more than 800 participants from around the world, including senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments. Be a part of it and help your company define its own blueprint for sustainability.