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Innovation and Our Common Agenda: Partnering With Business to Turbocharge SDG Action
May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am EST
Register for this side event: Zoom registration
The UN Secretary General’s Report, Our Common Agenda (OCA), sets out 90 proposals for international cooperation and all-of-society engagement to turbo-charge implementation of the 2030 Agenda – USCIB welcomes several important opportunities for private sector engagement action through innovation across a wide range of SDGs that the OCA includes.
On the sidelines of the 7th UN Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation, join the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), KPMG and Microsoft for a side event highlighting the important synergies between several OCA innovation-oriented initiatives, and the role of business know-how and action to ramp up delivery of the SDGs. Broad access to, deployment of and partnership for innovation are essential to inclusive, networked and practical multilateralism.
- OCA Action Area: Boost Partnerships
Speaker: Amadou Sako, External Adviser for Africa, IOE
- OCA Action Area: Leave No One Behind
Speaker: Mansi Kulshreshtha, Executive Assistant to Regional President, Novozymes India
- OCA Action Area: Improve Digital Cooperation
Speaker: Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, A4AI and Head of Digital Inclusion, Web Foundation
- OCA Action Area: Ensure Sustainable Financing
Speaker: Navid Hanif, Director of Finance for the Sustainable Development Office at the United Nations
This side event will present examples of private sector accomplishments and capability to drive real impact through OCA proposals in areas such as:
- Digital transformation
- Access to clean water
- Food security
- Women’s Economic Empowerment
This side event is organized via Zoom, please register via this link.