Business and Industries Roundtable - World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)Summary
This roundtable will commence with a case study on a people-centred urban transformation in the inner city of Toronto. Then, reflecting global shifts towards values-driven business and investment, the roundtable will discuss how this can be harnessed by cities to attract the right types of business to drive transformation and achieve the SDGs. There will be a presentation of the Lagos Water Transport Project, which further illustrates the potential for businesses to drive sustainable urban development.
It will also explore ways to systematize knowledge-sharing on the investment priorities of cities, successful business, private-public partnerships and blended finance models, and explore mechanisms to channel investment and business partnerships to cities.Sub Title
Accelerating SDGs in Cities though Values-Driven BusinessesGuiding Questions for discussions
· How can cities incentivize values-driven business practices and harems this as a force for sustainable development? · What is needed to strengthen business partnership with cities to drive transformation? · What are the elements of a global ecosystem of shared values that can advance the potential of business as agents of change and transformation in cities? · How can this be advanced?