Beyond CSR:
Sustainable Models for Private Sector Led Economic & Social Development

Human Rights & Business Roundtable No. 132
September 27, 2016
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Join us for our next Human Rights & Business Roundtable meeting which will take place on Tuesday, September 27.
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has evolved rapidly in recent years. In the past, CSR often centered on business supporting development goals through charitable giving such as building schools or medical clinics for local communities. However, in recent years the view of CSR has expanded to focus more on long-term, sustainable benefits that can be brought to communities, often through private-public partnerships. Indeed, some contemporary CSR efforts have begun to focus on the role of business in supporting supporting structural reform, such as peace building, the protection of human rights, and the inter-relationship with economic development.
This roundtable will draw upon developing research on the significant role that private sector actors can play in promoting peace and stability, highlighted by the recent report by the Initiative for Global Development. The discussion will explore key arguments for where, why, and how private sector actors can contribute to the prevention of conflict; and how this can inform and extend the UN policy discussion around Responsibility to Protect.


Adrienne Gifford - Senior Advisor, Initiative for Global Development
Rebecca Herrington - Program Manager: Institutional Learning Team, Search for Common Ground
Michael Yamoah - Senior Specialist: Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement, Bechtel
Please note that attendance at the Roundtable is by invitation only.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable, please contact Hannah Blyth.



  Agenda and Participation List
  Presentation - Adrienne Gifford

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