USCIB Proud to Sponsor Global Partnerships Week 2016

Business for 2030

New York, N.Y., March 1, 2016 – The United States Council for International Business is supporting next week’s Global Partnerships Week, an annual series of events in Washington, D.C. on public-private partnerships that for government, business and development professionals, organized by the U.S. Department of State, USAID and Concordia.

“Partnership among diverse stakeholders is essential to achieving the United Nation 2030 Development Agenda and many other shared objectives,” said USCIB Vice President Ariel Meyerstein. We are delighted to provide private-sector business support to this timely and informative series of events.”

USCIB will sponsor a breakout session during the week’s kick-off event on March 7, the Global Practitioners’ Forum as well as the event’s cocktail reception. The panel discussion will focus on “Making the Business Case with Social Metrics,” and will include representatives from USCIB member companies Citi, Microsoft and Nestle.

Global Partnerships Week brings together leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors working in diplomacy, development and peace-building to share best practices in the creation and implementation of cross-sector collaborations. This year’s keynote speakers include John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Abigail Disney, filmmaker and philanthropist.

USCIB’s Business for 2030 web portal serves as a platform for companies and business organizations to showcase partnerships and other activities that advance the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda. Launched last year, the portal features examples of private-sector engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the goal of stimulating more productive partnerships between the public and private sectors in support of the SDGs.

“In less than a year, Business for 2030 has grown into a vibrant, trusted and widely recognized platform for the development community,” said Meyerstein. “Thanks to strong support from our members and other stakeholders, we will be further growing the portal throughout 2016.”

USCIB serves as the voice of American business in the UN and other multilateral bodies, primarily through its role as the American affiliate of several global business groups, including the International Chamber of Commerce.

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
+1 917.420.0039, jhuneke@uscib.org

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Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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