As Deputy Chair of the Elders, Co-chair Ban Ki-moon spoke at the CEO Roundtable on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24th.
This event was convened by president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) David Miliband on behalf of the Business Refugee Action Network (BRAN) and moderated by CNN’s chief business correspondent Christine Romans.
“Now, more than ever before, business has a critical role to play in tackling the situation of the most vulnerable. It includes funding programs that provide refugees with opportunities to regain control of their futures, advocating for policies that support refugee access and inclusion, and building markets that create economic opportunities for refugees.” — David Miliband
At this event, business leaders including Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group and Co-Founder of The B Team, and Matthew McCarthy, CEO of Ben & Jerry’s, came together to show their ongoing commitment to improve the lives of refugees and to call on government to include refugees in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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