Hosted at the UN 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), discussion topics will emphasize the need for greater focus and collaboration on gender equity and empowerment – related to the CSW66 theme on Climate Change and Environment Disaster Risk Reduction – and propose new opportunities for impact on environmental and social sustainability.

To “move the needle on Sustainability” requires multi-sectoral partnerships. One of the key objectives of this expert panel is the positioning of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) as trusted and valued private sector partners in its attainment of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and alignment with the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



The ongoing global pandemic and recent invasion of Ukraine has put the global business community into the spotlight specifically in relation to its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments.

The unfolding situation has heightened the global business community’s critical role in upholding key ESG values such as the rule of law, good governance, and human rights.  Subsequently, its response to global Climate Change, Environment Disaster Risk Reduction, and Crisis Management is vital in our shared pursuit of a sustainable future for all.

Within this context, this panel discussion on “Catalyzing Private Sector Engagement | Moving the Needle on Sustainability” intends to break down sector silos and demonstrate the important synergies between the private sector ESG goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This discussion will ultimately catalyze greater private sector commitments that are crucial in achieving a sustainable future.

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