There are various initiatives and platforms that show willingness on behalf of the business community to set-up grassroots initiatives that aim at addressing the justice gap, fostering rule of law, and implementing SDG16. However, there are inherent difficulties in scaling these up in a consensual manner. This session discussed the role of the business community in catalyzing action on SDG16 and access to justice, showcased examples, and considered the challenges and practical limitations to scaling up these interventions. Participants heard from Safaricom on implementing an internal strategy to advance and operationalize SDG Goal 16; Touton on forming a public-private partnership to address supply-chain issues;Hewlett Packard Enterprise on developing a socially responsible corporate culture; Jones Day on implementing a project to assist refugee women; and ABN Amro Bank on creating multi-stakeholder platforms between NGOs and governments to ensure compliance with the rule of law.
Read the full summary for this working session.