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6 years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the private sector is increasingly recognized as keys to accelerate innovation and progress towards SDGs.
By 2030, the SDGs will be the main global guidance framework for businesses, investors and governments, unlocking private capital and increasing the number of businesses of all sizes that align their strategies and operations with the SDGs.
UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo has been responsible for partnership building with the private sector and relevant programmes in Japan, such as Business Call to Action (BCtA) and the SDGs Holistic Innovation Platform (SHIP). Launched in 2016, SHIP, run in partnership with the Japan Innovation Network (JIN), aims to contribute to the SDGs through development of inclusive and innovative business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and developmental impact. SDG Impact currently being developed by the UNDP Financial Sector Hub is also expected to be leveraged in Japan to unlock finance for the SDGs. Our partnership has also expanded to Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) and the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (KEIZAI DOYUKAI) to work with a network of prominent Japanese corporations on broad areas of SDG implementation in business.
With the world facing the global health, social and economic crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of private sector is crutial in our path of sustainable and inclusive recovery and development of economic system aligning with the SDGs. In 2020, Tokyo Reprensentaion Office started its engagemenet with the Business and Human Rights initiative, with the publication of Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for Business.
Private Sector Partnership Consultant is responsible for overall advocacy, outreach, resource mobilization and partnership development with the private sector and other partners, including management of SHIP and identification of potential private sector donors, and thereby leading innovation practices to move the Japanese business communities toward inclusive and sustainable development.