14 December 2017
Meeting Place, Castellana 81, Auditorio, Paseo de la Castellana 81, 28046 Madrid, Spain
The report entitled Business and SDG 16: Contributing to peaceful, just and inclusive societies is published by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund) with the collaboration of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and support from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
The report examines how SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) offers a perspective on the private sector’s role in reaching this Goal, as well as the relationship between peace and the development agenda. It includes case studies from the private institutions who are members of the SDG Fund’s Private Sector Advisory Group, who work to promote access to justice and consolidation of peace.
The BBVA Microfinance Foundation is part of this Advisory Group, composed of leaders stewarding important private institutions from different sectors around the globe. They help the SDG Fund create a blueprint on how public-private alliances could provide large scale solutions to meet the new SDG.
In the case of BBVAMF, the report highlights that Bancamía, its entity in Colombia, provides financial services to low-income population groups in areas that were hit by the armed conflict.
Other participants during the report’s launch in Spain were Ebro Food, Ferrovial and SERES Foundation, Spanish institutions who are also part of the Advisory Group.