Private Sector

Documents

22 Oct 2019
At the time of its adoption in 2013, FAO’s Strategy for Partnerships with the Private Sector contributed to more private sector collaboration and resulted in several formal agreements being signed. Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, and the SDGs, several UN organizations shifted gear and established deeper and more proactive partnerships with the private sector. In this context, FAO has not positioned itself to fully capitalize on such potential and maintains a more conservative approach. Meanwhile, those partnership formalized by FAO with private sector entities have yielded positive but limited results, and appear to have been more opportunistic and...
01 Jan 2017
On 25 September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets – committing the international community to end poverty and hunger and achieve sustainable development between 2016 and 2030. Six months later, a global indicator framework for the SDGs – comprising 230 indicators - was identified to monitor the 169 targets and track progress, becoming the foundation of the SDGs’ accountability structure. The number of indicators - four times greater than for the MDGs - represents an immense challenge for countries. FAO...
27 May 2016
This publication examines 70 PPP cases from 15 developing countries to better understand the approach various countries have used in developing PPPs for agri-food systems around the world.   It includes a summary of the main lessons learned and recommendations on how to enable more effective partnerships with the private sector through improved public skills and more effective institutions.
01 Jan 2016
FAO and the OECD have jointly developed this practical guidance to help enterprises observe existing standards of responsible business conduct along agricultural supply chains. The guidance is a summary of existing voluntary standards and principles, including the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS RAI) endorsed by the CFS in 2014. It does not aim to create any new standards, nor does it seek to substitute existing ones. Rather, the guidance aims to help c ompanies implement existing standards by providing recommendations on the steps that they should undertake to identify and address risks of adverse impacts...
01 Jan 2016
Corporate sustainability starts with a company’s value system and a principles-based approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By incorporating the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.
1 2 3