Showing posts from February, 2023

Two new publications - Stakeholder Engagement Overview and Guide and Enhancing Governance to Help Address Vulnerable Groups

The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development – the HLPF - is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development. Its central role is the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. In support of those ambitions, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future produces – at times with partners – a series of think-pieces and knowledge-enhancing papers.   Known as ‘The SDG 2030 Series,’ Stakeholder Forum, in collaboration with the Belmont Forum funded Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DR3) project team at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, has produced two new publications. Issue 3 of the SDG 2030 Series is Stakeholder Engagement Overview and Guide-   by Elisabeth Butler, Re-Energize DR3. This third in the series recognizes the emergence of ‘stakeholder democracy’ as a vital approach to both policy development and multi-stakeholder pa

Building Momentum for a Successful Interlinked set of UN Conferences and Events in 2023

  Preparations for the major events in 2023 offer the chance to create an interlinked agenda that builds through the year. This workshop would be a day long and would bring together the thinking around the 2023 UN Water Conference, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Mid-Term Review, the Financing for Development Heads of State Round Tables, the Food System Summit Stock-Take, the Heads of State 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (including the SDGs) Summit and the Global Stocktaking that will lead to COP28. Session 1:  9:00-9:15 Introduction Moderator: Charles Nouhan  – Chair of Stakeholder Forum Video links are on the name of the person. Dr. M. K. Dorsey  – The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service (RMWSSS) Chair (The Walton Chair) with a concurrent appointment as Professor of Practice in the College of Global Futures (CGF ),  Arizona State University.  Marion Barthelemy  – Director, Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainab

Guest blog: Davos shows collaboration is key to a better future.

Guest blog by  Helle Bank Jørgensen  CEO, Competent Boards - Global ESG & Climate Certificate & Designation Program. Originally published here.  I recently had the good fortune to be part of the events at the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. It was a most rewarding experience, hearing and learning from so many smart business people from different parts of the world. But exhausting, too! Your mind (and your feet) are racing morning, noon and night from place to place with so many great conversations going on. For my part, I was honoured to be a speaker at three really fascinating panel discussions: first, at the ICEHouse, talking about Giving Nature a Seat at the Table; secondly, the World Benchmarking Alliance hosted a forum on why do leaders lead; and finally, a Wall St Journal panel that looked at whether human rights is now the most important topic for boards to consider around compliance and ESG. Unfortunately, not everyone can squeeze