Corporate Social Enterprises: A Business-Driven Approach to Development. Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Corporate Social Enterprises: A Business-Driven Approach to Development
Opening remarks by:
Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, Africa Program, CSIS
Jane Nelson Senior Fellow and Director, CSR Initiative, Harvard
Kennedy School; NDPI Board Member
Kristi Ragan Chief of Party, USAID Grand Challenges for Development,
Dennis Flemming Executive Director, Niger Delta Partnership Initiative
Daniel F. Runde Codirector, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
CSIS, Second Floor Conference Room
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Traditionally, “corporate social responsibility” has often
been characterized by occasional grants and financial
assistance to communities in areas where companies operate around
the world. This, however, often lacks a strategic focus on what
is needed to achieve sustainable development in the long run. As the
traditional development landscape changes and the role of the private
sector in development is increasingly elevated, new approaches are
emerging. Designed to align with and advance business objectives,
corporate social enterprises unite the strengths of corporations and
development organizations to find solutions to some of the world’s
pressing development challenges.
This panel will examine the Niger Delta Partnership
Initiative (NDPI) as an example of a new model for business-led
development. Through its programming and partnership approach, NDPI
addresses the root causes of instability throughout the Niger Delta
region while achieving development and business outcomes.
This event is part of CSIS’s ongoing “Chevron Forum on
Development” series, which seeks to highlight the private sector's role
in global development.
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