jue., 07 jun. | EOI Escuela de Negocios

Human Security Business Partnership (HSBP): An innovative framework for working in complex environments

A BHR and LSE event in collaboration with Zabala Innovation Consulting.
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Hora y Lugar/Time and Location

07 jun. 2018 9:30 – 12:10
EOI Escuela de Negocios, Av. de Gregorio del Amo, 6, 28040 Madrid, España

Evento/Event

The aim of the meeting is to introduce human security as a value-added approach for Spanish companies in addressing risks in conflict and crisis-affected environment, and promote a new model of Human Security Business Partnerships to facilitate constructive collaborations with the public sector and civil society .

The Human Security Business Partnership Framework is an operational tool which offers guidance to corporate decision-makers on how to contribute to integrated and sustainable development in challenging locations, and towards achievement of the SDGs. The aim of the Framework is to mobilize effective and systematic co-operation between business and other key stakeholders at the local level, including communities, governments and civil society organisations. In contrast to traditional PPPs, HSBPs offer a novel model of multi-stakeholder association using the human security approach, which seeks to identify and enable positive interactions between diverse actors on the basis of common interests and risk sharing in joint action. The human security approach is grounded in a holistic understanding of security as lived experiences and in the distinctive contributions diverse actors make to security and development outcomes. It is proposed that the application of the human security approach can offer a flexible, dynamic and mutually beneficial agenda for action, which is tailored to local circumstances, but which also responds to global agendas such as business and human rights, and the SDGs.

The HSBP Framework has been developed by leading research institutions, including the London School of Economics, SwissPeace, International Alert and the Business and Human Rights Network, working with the United Nations. Ahead of the first applications of this novel approach in Colombia and Liberia, we invite you to participate in a working round-table to introduce the Framework and discuss its relevance to your business, including how it can help relations with indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups, to produce durable benefits for business and communities.

Target:

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs from companies with operations and investments in complex environments.

Date and place: 7th June 2018

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