A fourth sector executive roundtable
PUTTING PURPOSE IN GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS:
Leveraging For-Benefit Procurement to Advance Stakeholder Capitalism and the SDGs
World Economic Forum
Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland
Tuesday, January 21 16.00-17.30
Wednesday, January 22, 13.00-14.00
Wednesday, January 22, 14.30-15.30
Thursday, January 23, 13.30-14.30
“A surge of 'for-benefit' companies at the intersection of the traditional private, public and non-profit sectors will be critical in delivering on the SDGs by 2030.”
- World Economic Forum
THE RULES FOR BUSINESS ARE CHANGING
PURPOSE • STAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM • SUSTAINABILITY • SDGs
About the Session
The rules for business are changing rapidly. To succeed in the next decade, global companies must prioritize purpose and adopt practices that substantially mitigate the social, environmental, and economic risks and impacts in their value chains.
At the same time, on current trajectory the world will fall very short of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Bold ambition and speedy response are required to mobilize trillions in private sector investment.
Both of these imperatives can be met by leveraging corporate and public procurement to create demand for for-benefit businesses—companies that prioritize people and the planet alongside profits.
This interactive roundtable discussion will explore the opportunity of harnessing procurement power to scale for-benefit business models across global value chains to systematically improve sustainability performance, advance stakeholder capitalism, and deliver solutions across the entire range of SDGs.
It will bring together senior leaders from government, business, finance, and civil society, including C-level executives across multiple industries, senior government officials, global sustainability and supply chain leaders, and leading experts on new investment and business models to explore this transformational practice, with a view toward identifying opportunities for collaborative action.
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies Said Business School, University of Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy. and Lead Academic of the British Academy Future of the Corporation Programme
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, SYSTEMIQ
Global Head of Sustainability, Philips
CEO, Fourth Sector Group
Managing Director, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum
Chief, Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness, International Trade Centre
CEO and Cofounder, WEConnect
$100 BILLION IN FOR-BENEFIT PROCUREMENT
A Coalition of leading companies join forces to drive systemic change.
The roundtable will also feature the launch of the
Buy For-Benefit Coalition, an alliance of leading corporations and support partners mobilizing
US$100 billion+ in procurement preferences towards inclusive, sustainable for-benefit businesses in 2020.
The session is organized by the Fourth Sector Group and SYSTEMIQ, in partnership with World Economic Forum, International Chamber of Commerce, CARE, and other allies, with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
We hope you can join us!
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