People, Profits and Peace: a human security approach to private sector peacebuilding and sustainable development
How can business work with individuals and communities in areas affected by conflict and crisis and work towards the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This event saw the launch of the Human Security Business Partnership Framework which sets out to answer this question.
The Chocolate Case Co-hosted with the United Nations Cinema and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, LSE IDEAS and the UN Cinema presented a screening The Chocolate Case, followed by a panel discussion on the links between responsible business, consumers, and modern day slavery.
To End A War Co-hosted with the United Nations and the Embassy of Colombia
What does it takes for a nation of 50 million to move from hatred to forgiveness, from war to peace? Listen to the panel discussion on the Colombian peace process and the future of the country.
The UN, the Private Sector, and Human Security Partnerships
To mark the launch of a new research and policy initiative on business and Human Security by LSE IDEAS, Yukio Takasu, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Human Security spoke about the role of the private sector working with governments to address insecurity and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Pathways to Peace in Colombia LSE IDEAS - International Alert - LSE LACC Event
Joshua Mitrotti, director of Colombia’s Agency for Reintegration on the challenges and achievements of a ground-breaking approach to absorb thousands of former paramilitaries and guerrilla fighters into productive employment as part of the country’s post-conflict transition.
Strengthening Global Governance for the 21st Century
In this lecture, Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova explored the role of the United Nations in sustaining a rules-based international order in an increasingly turbulent world.
The key to success of the Sustainable Development Goals?
This event with UN advocates Paul Polman (CEO of Unilever) and Alaa Murabit explored how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved -including the crucial roles of local leadership and institutions, global businesses, and young people around the world.
LSE-DPI Roundtable: a human security approach to private sector contributions to peace and the economy in Turkey
The UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS and the Democratic Progress Institute organised a roundtable event at the LSE.
It was attended by a small, diverse group of Turkey's prominent business people and organisations, including company CEO's and heads of business associations. This roundtable provided participants with an opportunity to discuss the links between peace, stability and economic growth and what role the private sector can play in conflict resultion processes.
Mary Martin and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic led a session focussing on modern ways in which the private sector can be positively engaged in conflict resolution. You can find further details of the roundtable in this summary report.
LSE-BHR Company Roundtable in Madrid: a human security approach to working in complex business environments
The UN Business and Human Security Initiative at LSE IDEAS and Business and Human Rights (BHR) held a roundtable at the EOI Business School in Madrid, as part of a global series of stakeholder meetings planned by the initiative.
Representatives from companies in different industrial sectors - including Endesa, Repsol, Prosegur and Gas Natural Fenosa - discussed the value for Spanish business leaders of a human security approach and how to best work in complex, conflict-affected environments. For example, Mikel Berraondo from Zabala Innovation Consulting gave his perspective on working with indigenous communities and the particular challenges this can pose to companies on the ground.
Corporate Peace: private sector strategies for conflict prevention, peacebuilding and sustainable development LSE IDEAS - WOSCAP Event
This roundtable examined research findings from the European Commission research project ‘Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding' and other studies on public-private partnerships to explore the possibilities for both policymakers and companies to work more constructively together for the benefit of both.
From Iraq to the New Cold War: Hans Blix
Hans Blix achieved international prominence in his role as Head of the UN team which failed to discover WMD in Iraq in 2003. At this event, Blix explored lessons from the past and a way forward for the future of weapons control in a world that has become no safer.