FAMILY BUSINESSES AS A FORCE FOR LONG-TERM GOOD

25 Oct 2018
15:00 - 17:00

FAMILY BUSINESSES AS A FORCE FOR LONG-TERM GOOD

The Sustainable Development agenda is deeply aligned with the raisons d’être of values-based, impact-driven family businesses. Through quality job creation, fair contracts and ethical investments, responsible family businesses have earned the social license to operate and have had a profound influence on society across generations. Organized in collaboration with Family Business Network (FBN) International and the Polaris Initiative, the interactive dialogue examines why and how family businesses with their intrinsic inter-generational nature and responsibility for the next generation can take the lead in championing a business model that benefits people, communities, the environment and future generations.

Issues for the debate:

  • What is the role of businesses in delivering on the SDGs, particularly in emerging markets?
  • What are the challenges faced by family businesses in aligning Purpose and Profit?
  • How can family businesses more effectively partner with policymakers, the investment community and civil society to build an eco-system that eschews short-termism and empowers purpose-driven long-term thinking and practice?

In partnership with:

   

Event Manager: Ms. Christiane Stepanek-Allen
Contact email: christiane.stepanek@unctad.org