Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Fourth Sector Response



Virtual Bi-weekly Meetings

COVID-19 Fourth Sector Response is a collaborative, multi-stakeholder effort to rise to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis by harnessing the fourth sector of the economy to build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.

This effort is driven by a diverse group of partners and allies, with a shared conviction that going back to business-as-usual after the pandemic is not an option. We welcome new ideas and new voices every step of the way — such as yours! Please join us.

Past Events

Putting Purpose in Cocoa Value Chains

B4B Strategy Workshop

Virtual Event: March 30th, 2020


Putting Purpose in Global Value Chains

B4B Strategy Workshop

Virtual Event: March 30th, 2020


For-Benefit Business and the Future of the Corporation. A research agenda.

This event marks the launch of a new working paper from the Future of the Corporation programme, which examines how the Principles for Purposeful Business can apply to the practice of for-benefit business.

Launch Event & Reception of The British Academy Future of the Corporation's report, "For-Benefit Business and the Future of the Corporation."

March 25th, 2020, 17.00 to 19.30

The British Academy, London

From a Profit-First Towards a Purpose-First Business:
Unlocking the transition towards for-benefit enterprise

In alignment with the UN decade for action, the Forth Sector Group and Leaders on Purpose are delighted to invite you to contribute your unique perspective in a workshop ‘From a Profit-First Towards a Purpose-First Business — Unlocking the transition towards for-benefit enterprise'

A Strategy Co-Creation Workshop

Wednesday 25th March, 2020 | 9.00 - 12.00

The British Academy in London, UK.

Putting Purpose in Global Value Chains

Leveraging For-Benefit Procurement to Advance Stakeholder Capitalism and the SDGs

January 2020

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

System Changers 2020


Shaping an Economy That Benefits All Stakeholders

December 9-13, 2019

Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center | Lake Como | Italy

Scaling California's For-Benefit Economy

Leveraging the Fourth Sector and the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Advance Stakeholder Capitalism

November 25th, 2019 | 3:00-7:30

World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

GSG Impact Summit 2019 LATAM

The recent situation in Chile and the decades-long increase in poverty in Argentina, reaffirm the need for a new economy that can drive social, climate, and economic justice - the Impact Economy. GSG is committed to the region, and we are going ahead with our first Latin American Impact Summit in Argentina, against all odds.
Hundreds of impact leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from 45 countries will gather at the GSG Impact Summit in Buenos Aires, on 18-19 November 2019 to plan the next stage of the impact movement. Come and join us.

United Across the Andes, From Chile to Argentina

18-19 November 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina

For-Benefit Cocoa Value Chains

A side event at the World Cocoa Foundation's 2019 Partnership Meeting

Oct 24th, 2019 | 16.50-18.30

Berlin, Germany

The Future of Business and Planet

Hosted by: Social Enterprise World Forum

October 24, 2019 | 16:20 – 17:40

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

For-Benefit Value Chains

Leveraging Corporate Purchasing Power to Advance the SDGs

September, 25th 10am-12pm

Accenture | New York, NY

For-Benefit Value Chains

Leveraging Corporate Purchasing Power to Advance the SDGs

Sept 17, 2019 | 09.00 - 12.00 Working lunch, 12.00 - 13.00

The British Academy, London

15th International Fair Trade Summit

Hosted by: World Fair Trade Organization

September, 16th - 19th 2019

Lima, Peru

SDG 16 and the Future of Government

Fast-paced technological change and the emergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution are reshaping government in multiple areas including service delivery, policy making, public administration, public engagement and others. Future-proofing governments will entail embracing these trends to take advantage of the opportunities they create and to address the challenges they impose.

High Level Political Forum Side Event

18 July 2019, 13:15 – 14:30

UN Secretariat | New York, NY

Innovating Partnerships with the Private Sector: How to Achieve Greater SDG Impact?

Join us for an inspiring moderated panel discussion on innovative partnerships with the private and forth sector that use public resources in ways that contribute to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event will introduce the “Kampala Principles” for Effective Private Sector Engagement (PSE) in development co-operation, based on specific examples presented by different stakeholders. It will demonstrate how the principles can be applied in specific partnerships and what is needed to encourage others to follow suit and scale up such successful examples in different contexts and sectors.

HLPF Side Event

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 | 11:30am-1pm

Ford Foundation | New York

Multi Stakeholder Partnership for Tackling Social Vulnerability

A Side Event at the High Level Political Forum 2019

Monday, July 15th, 2019

UN Secretariat | New York, NY


The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) hosted its first Senior-Level Meeting on 13-14 July 2019, on the margins of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York.

At the 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

13-14 July, 2019

UN Secretariat | New York, NY

Unlocking the potential of the fourth sector to achieve the SDGs

Hosted by: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

May 21, 2019 | 13:15 – 14:45

New York, NY

Business with purpose and the rise of the fourth sector in Ibero - America


Hosted by: IE University

May 8, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00pm

Madrid, Spain

Scaling For-Benefit Enterprise:


Shaping an Economy that Benefits all Stakeholders

February 19-23, 2019

Bellagio | Italy

Revolutionizing Global Value Chains

Hosted by: The Fourth Sector Group, Philips, Unilever, Care and the International Chamber of Commerce

January 23rd, 2019 | 18:00 - 19:00

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019
Loop Pavilion, Davos Platz

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

January 22-25, 2019

Davos | Switzerland

2030 Workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean


November 1-2, 2018

Kingston | Jamaica

2030 Workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean


October 29-30, 2018

La Antigua | Guatemala

Tenth Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean


October 9-10, 2018

Montevideo | Uruguay

XXVI Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Governmen

November 15, 16, 2018

Antigua | Guatemala

Leveraging Corporate Purchasing Power to Advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Hosted by: World Economic Forum

September 27th, 2018 | 8:00am - 10:00am

Madison Avenue, New York, NY

World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Summit

September 24-25, 2018

New York | USA

2030 AGENDA:


July 17, 2018

UN Headquarters | NY

Implicaciones de la Agenda 2030 para el Sector Privado


July 12, 2018

Casa Amarilla de la Presidencia de la República

OECD DAC Roundtable:

Accelerating Entrepreneurship and the Development of an Innovation Ecosystem Through Impact Investment and Exploring the Fourth Sector

June 19, 2018

OECD Headquarters | Paris

Fourth Sector Development:


Scaling Private Enterprise for Public Good

May 9, 2018

African Development Bank
Abidjan | Cote d'Ivoire

Transforming Business to Achieve the SDGs:

What Will it Take?

April 19, 2018

Aspen Institute
Washington DC | USA

World Economic Forum on
Latin America


March 13-15, 2018

São Paulo | Brazil

International Monetary Fund
Panel Discussion


Private Enterprises & the SDGs: The Fourth Sector Development Initiative

March 6, 2018

International Monetary Fund
Washington DC | USA

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting


> Global Partnerships for the SDGs
> Advancing the Climate and Sustainable Development Agenda

23-26 January, 2018

Davos-Klosters | Switzerland

World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Summit

Session: Partnering to Accelerate Fourth Sector Growth

Monday, September 18, 2017 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New York, USA

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2017 Corporate Citizenship Conference

Working Session:
For-Benefit Enterprises:
Tapping the Trillion-Dollar Market For Good

Special Session: Growing the For-Benefit Economy

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 2:30-5:00 PM, followed by reception from 5:15-7:15 PM

Ronald Reagan Building | Washington, DC

Growing The Impact Economy

The Summit will take place at the stunning campus of the Presidio Institute overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge within the 1,500 acre Presidio in San Francisco, a national park that is among the world’s most iconic landmarks. This is where leaders from across the nation come to learn new skills, renew their courage, and recharge their ambition. We hope you will be able to join us at this impactful gathering.

Leveraging For-Benefit Enterprise and
Cross-Sector Leadership to Tackle Complex Challenges

June 22-23, 2015

Presidio Institute, San Francisco

Mapping The Fourth Sector

A leadership gathering of scholars, practitioners, impact investors, government officials, social entrepreneurs, economic developers, and fourth sector experts to advance the role of for-benefit enterprise in accelerating job creation, promoting economic and community development, and generating social and environmental impact.

Advancing the Development of For-Benefit Enterprises and Their Supportive Ecosystem

January 15, 2015

George Washington University, Washington DC