Engaging companies in manmade disasters - presentation of the new CBi guidance toolkit

Connecting Business initiative Secretariat
Event date 27 Nov '19 09:00 - 10:00
Event location Geneva • World Intellectual Property Organization, Switzerland

With funding from the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid or ECHO, the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) have co-developed a resource for private sector networks operating in manmade disaster contexts. The guidance toolkit provides a framework and practical tips for private sector networks on translating manmade disaster contexts into an engagement strategy that fits the capabilities of network participants, efficiently channels private sector capabilities and supports governments and the humanitarian community. 

Organized alongside the Business & Human Rights Forum and the UN Global Compact Business for Peace Annual Event, this session will provide an introduction to private sector engagement in manmade disasters. Through short interventions, participants will understand the importance of engaging the private sector in such contexts and learn how the new resource can guide them in the process.

The session is open to all registered participants of the Business for Peace Annual Event. To request an invitation and confirm your participation, please click here.

About the Business for Peace Annual Event: Bridging the Gap with Human Rights

Violent conflict is the biggest obstacle to sustainable development, with the impact of violence on the global economy more than $14.1 trillion last year. Conflicts also drive 80% of all humanitarian needs and reduce GDP growth by two percentage points per year, on average.

Alongside the 2019 UN Business and Human Rights Forum, the Business 4 Peace event will be a key convening for those seeking to advance responsible business in areas facing multi-dimensional risks and in areas of conflict. This event will bring together a range of stakeholders to think creatively and strategically about how the private sector can positively contribute to the building of peaceful societies.

Taking place on November 27, 2019, the morning will be dedicated to partner sessions, with the official event in the afternoon. Please see the attached agenda for more details.

Participants must request invitations and be confirmed in advance.