Multistakeholder Collaboration in a Digital Age: challenges and opportunities of the information landscape
Policy, business and activist leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities of using technology in collective efforts to resolve complex problems.
Critical Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, argues that we need to step up multi-stakeholder co-operation and collective efforts to combat challenges that are exacerbated by crises like COVID-19 and climate change. The lecture marked the launch of the LSE IDEAS report Maximising business contributions to sustainable development and positive peace. A human security approach.
Testing Innovative Social Impact Measurement by Businesses in Complex Contexts
How can businesses measure their social impact in fragile and conflict-affected settings? Mark van Dorp, Marcel Smits, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Irina van der Sluijs, and Remco Slim present a new methodology that applies human security and Positive Peace approaches to corporate engagements with communities.
ImpactFest 2020 - Institute for Economics & Peace - Testing innovative social impact measurement
"How can businesses measure their actual social impact in complex settings? A new approach is presented that can help to decide what is truly material for companies operating in high-risk contexts and how this can define the corporate responsibility toward the local communities. The webinar sought to capitalise on increasing interest by the private sector in demonstrating positive social impact and allowed participants to debate the usefulness of the approach and how to meet the challenge of improving social impact measurement and advancing achievement of the SDGs.
KPAC20: 'Measuring Social Impacts in FCAS' with LSE IDEAS, Bureau van Dorp and IEP
The goal of the session was to test and further develop a new approach to social impact measurement in FCAS, based on human security and positive peace through debating this novel methodology with end-users. This session featured panelists Mary Martin, Marcel Smits, Mark van Dorp, Anne Stikkers and Remco Slim.
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.