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FFC Organizes Session On Better Business Practices To Meet SDGs

FFC Organizes Session On Better Business Practices To Meet SDGs


Sumera Saeed | category: Business

FFC Organizes Session On Better Business Practices To Meet SDGs. Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) in collaboration with partners Corporate Social Responsibility Centre Pakistan (CSRCP), Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Pakistan Network organized a session on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to discuss alignment of business strategies with SDGs and reporting business contribution in meeting the SDGs.

During the panel discussion on aligning business strategies with SDGs, CEO Institute of Leadership Development (UNGC-Pakistan Chapter) , Mr. Fasihul Karim Siddiqi discussed how businesses can align their actions in support of SDGs in order to tap the business opportunities provided by the global goals.

 Ms. Genevieve Hussain from UN Food and Agriculture Office (FAO) shared her views on the benefits offered by the SDGs for the business. Eminent corporate leaders shared their views on the topic during panel discussion. Other panelists included Ms. Ayesha Khan, Country Director, Hashoo Foundation and Mr. Fasihul Karim Siddiqi.

In second session of the event, Mr. Muhammad Imran, Director Projects and Training, CSRCP discussed the prevailing trends in corporate responsibility reporting at global, regional and national level. He also discussed, how business can report on their contribution towards SDGs. Mr. Pietro Bertazzi, Deputy Director , Policy and Global Affairs – Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) shared the updates on GRI-UNGC Business Reporting on SDGs Action Platform.

The panelists agreed that there is a dire need to introduce the reporting regulations and take steps to create awareness among business on sustainability reporting to bring Pakistan at par with regional peers and at global level. The panelists for the session were Ms. Saima Kamila Khan – Company Secretary, ICI Pakistan, members from Best Corporate and Sustainability Reporting Committee of ICAP and ICMAP.

The event was attended by a large number of corporate leaders, representatives from Planning Commission, provincial SDGs cell, UNDP, UNGC, Pakistan Stock Exchange, Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, PARCO, Indus Motors Company and other leading companies working on sustainability.

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Microsoft Pakistan Joins Hands with UNDP for Youth-Development

Microsoft Pakistan Joins Hands with UNDP for Youth-Development


Sumera Saeed | category: Mobile Phones

Microsoft Pakistan Joins Hands with UNDP for Youth-Development. Microsoft Pakistan, a global leader in technology and innovation, has recently signed an MOU in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The primary objective of this partnership is to complement each other’s efforts to benefit the youth of Pakistan as well as the broader community.

Microsoft has a comprehensive philanthropy programme that pursues social well-being through innovative technologies. It invests generously to improve the quality of an ordinary man’s life. Similarly, UNDP is working with the Government of Pakistan, civil society, development partners and the people of Pakistan to help find solutions to persistent development challenges.

Mr. Abid Zaidi – Country Head of Microsoft Pakistan stated:

“At Microsoft, we believe in sharing our success with the communities, wherever we operate. This collaboration with the UNDP will play a vital role in helping the youth and various other communities. With this joint effort, UNDP and Microsoft aim to work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to create opportunities for the youth, which will go a long way in accelerating national progress.”

Under the agreement, Microsoft and UNDP will recognize opportunities to work on their existing programmes, whereby combining the innovative technologies from Microsoft, with the development experience of UNDP to help the youth of Pakistan. Both the organizations will harness ICT solutions to enable skills development and provide broader access to employment, as they work on income-generation and digital-literacy. Technology-enabled training for youth and adults is a proven strategy for faster economic growth in developing countries.

Microsoft Pakistan Joins Hands with UNDP for Youth-Development

Moreover, this partnership will work on enhancing the business-incubation programmes for youth, whereby focusing on education with easier access to the remote areas. Microsoft and UNDP will also work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs)which focus on key areas including; poverty-alleviation, democratic governance, and peace-building, climate-change, disaster-risk and economic inequality.

Microsoft Pakistan Joins Hands with UNDP for Youth-Development

Mr. Ignacio Artaza – Country Director of UNDP in Pakistan stated:

“We are excited to be a part of this collaboration with Microsoft where we will join forces to work towards achieving the SDGs by promoting youth employment, digital literacy, and innovation.”

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