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The fourth sector: Can business unusual deliver on the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impossible to achieve unless we figure out how to resolve an inherent contradiction between two realities.  


Realizing blockchain's potential for social impact

As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the…  


Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017

The Connecting Business initiative Progress Report 2017 provides an overview of the achievements in 2017 and results of the first CBi Annual Survey.  


In a crisis, companies are better off working together

Many forward-thinking companies have begun to collaborate to forge private-sector networks to strengthen their risk preparedness and response to an emergency.  


Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals - Journey to 2030

This report serves as a guide to how the tourism sector can contribute towards the implementation and achievement of the 17 SDGs.  


Mobile tech for global goals

When I started working and living abroad, staying connected to family and friends back home in Kenya was important. The mobile phone has been instrumental in facilitating this communication, and more…  


Business Call to Action

Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive…  


Building Resilient Businesses in Turkey

Bosphorus Summit, Turkey  


Future of Work and Skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution: Case of India

Bosphorus Summit, Istanbul  


EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies

The European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps…  

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