A look at our 2021 Spotlight Series

 Friday, 09 July 2021 15:52

The Spotlight Series offered insight and actionable ideas as to how businesses can adopt a multi-stakeholder approach to create better systems for decent work, safeguard employees’ rights and safety, build more resilient supply chains, and increase economic and social participation of youths and the most vulnerable in society.

Each year, Business for Peace hosts a Summit in Oslo, Norway. The Summit includes keynote presentations, debates, and roundtable discussions featuring business leaders and experts from a breadth of fields. The event serves to accelerate the Foundation’s vision to recognise, inspire and accelerate businessworthy leadership.

In 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Summit was not able to take place as usual. However, important, cross-sector conversations and action still needed to occur, perhaps more than ever before. In lieu of a physical Summit in 2021, the Foundation hosted a three-day, online Spotlight Series focusing on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8: Decent Work and Inclusive Economic Growth.

In the 2021 Business for Peace Spotlight Series, we examined our shared objective to rebuild better systems of work, looked at ways to improve visibility for marginalised groups and explored how to turn challenges into opportunities with the SDGs as a roadmap.

2021 spotlight series We heard from expert panelists and global leaders whose experience at local, national, regional and international levels all help guide the way forward. It is clear that a renewed commitment to collaboration, centered around the 2030 Agenda, is needed to tackle challenges that are too great for any of us to solve alone. Our decisions on economic recovery, climate change, and international trade and cooperation will shape decent work and economic growth for generations to come.

It is in this spirit we organised the 2021 Business for Peace Spotlight Series. By shining a light on these crucial issues, we called on the global business community to take action.

View our speakers, social media highlights, videos and programme here