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Sustainable finance: future focused action now

Corporate Social Responsibility : OUR DNA

Regulatory actions in the financial sector must prioritize the completion and implementation of the regulation developed in the 2018 Sustainable Finance Action Plan and what is provided in the EU Green Deal and the upcoming Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy.

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WSBI-ESBG Charter for Responsible and Sustainable Business

See Developments Goals

WSBI-ESBG contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals


YEO Summit 2020 Webinar: Building a foundation of skills for young people in Africa

The Building a Foundation track is focused on the unique combination of skills that young people need to be resilient and achieve long-term social and economic success in a changing world of work. This track is focused on effective models and approaches for supporting social and emotional learning in youth (e.g., online learning, hybrid online and face-to-face, integrated into formal education, stand-alone non-formal education, cross-sectoral, Positive Youth Development (PYD), work-based learning, other). Through four concurrent breakout sessions, this track will explored how approaches are being re-thought, accelerated, or applied in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.

We took a deep dive into how program models, training, and approaches have been adapted for cultural norms and diverse youth populations (gender-sensitive, gender-inclusive, marginalized, trauma or conflicted-affected youth); tools and resiliency frameworks used by practitioners to select, train, and retain youth; training of other important figures, community stakeholders and mentors (parents, community members, front-line managers and employers, policymakers) to better support the development of critical skills in young people. The track incorporated a cross-cutting focus on youth engagement, gender, technology, systems-based approaches, and a healthy workforce.

Scale2Save Webinar: Building a Foundation of Skills for Young People in Africa

This Scale2Save programme video explores research on young people and their livelihoods made through self-employment, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Case Study
The 30-minute piece provides a case study of a young person in Nigeria who balances university studies with his quest to become a successful music producer.

Why the research matters
Digital channels matter during a pandemic like coronavirus, as young people in young people in Africa navigate the way their future, how they earn money, spend it, save and grow their business or form a household.

• Weselina Angelow, Programme Director, Scale2Save Programme
• Guy Stuart, Executive Director, Microfinance Opportunities
• Anne Marie van Swinderen, Managing Director, L-IFT
• Lise Paaskesen, Independent Consultant
• Stephen Peachey, Independent Consultant
• Ehiakhumen Destiny, University Student and Music Producer, Benin City, Nigeria