Blog posts from Sue Adkins

The Global Goals

What prize awaits businesses that embrace the Sustainable Development Goals?

by Sue Adkins 18 January 2017 - 11:15am

As the Business Sustainable Development Commission launches its report Better Business, Better World at the World Economic Forum in Davos, marking the first anniversary of the UN...

The Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty infographic

Replicable, scalable and inspiring - Sue Adkins on the Unilever Global Development Award entries

by Sue Adkins 6 June 2016 - 12:35pm

Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community, reflects on what this year's entries to the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty, show...

Sustainable Development Goals

How will your business meet the Sustainable Development Goals?

by Sue Adkins 1 October 2015 - 12:31pm

Last weekend saw the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new UN framework replaces the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with 17...

Zaatari refugee camp, image by DFID, licenced under Creative Commons 2.0 BY

Business and the European refugee crisis

by Sue Adkins 15 September 2015 - 4:27pm

The recent media coverage of the mass of people arriving on European shores and borders has brought home for many the impact of the humanitarian crisis that has been building in Syria, Afghanistan...

Unilever Global Development Award supported by Business Fights Poverty: Businesses are having a positive impact across all of the United Nations Millennum Development Goals

Business innovation is key to building a fairer society globally

by Sue Adkins 8 July 2015 - 2:30pm

Sue Adkins, International Director, explains why she's impressed by the innovative approaches taken by the Winner, Highly Commended, and Finalist entries in the Unilever Global Develoment...

International Disaster Relief Award, supported by DFID: 57.1 million contributed to international disaster relief in the last ten years.

How businesses are stepping up to the challenge of responding to international disasters

by Sue Adkins 8 July 2015 - 12:51pm

Sue Adkins, International Director, gives her views on the Shortlisted and Finalist entries to the International Disaster Relief Award, supported by the UK Department for International...

Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community

Why the power of business is crucial in the response to Ebola

by Sue Adkins 24 October 2014 - 5:12pm

Sue Adkins, International Director, Business in the Community, writes about the vital and unique contribution business can make to fighting the spread of Ebola.

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International Disaster Relief

Business’ unique contribution to international disaster relief

by Sue Adkins 24 September 2014 - 9:12pm

In 2013 disasters cost the world US$140 billion in insured losses* and in 2015 it’s estimated that 375million people** will be affected by disasters. Apart from the tragic loss of lives and...

Sue Adkins, ‎International Director at Business in the Community

Reflections on the 2014 Unilever International Award

by Sue Adkins 4 July 2014 - 3:06pm

Sue Adkins, ‎International Director at Business in the Community, reflects on the Big Ticks, Highly Commended and Winning entries to the ‎International Award 2014  

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Sue Adkins, ‎International Director at Business in the Community, reflects on the Big Ticks, Highly Commended and Winning entries to the ‎2014 International Disaster Relief Award.

Reflections on the 2014 International Disaster Relief Award

by Sue Adkins 4 July 2014 - 2:25pm

Sue Adkins, ‎International Director at Business in the Community, reflects on the Big Ticks, Highly Commended and Winning entries to the ‎2014 International Disaster Relief Award....

Business and the UN MDGs Post 2015

Business and the UN MDGs Post 2015 - Changing context: Business opportunity

by Sue Adkins 21 May 2013 - 5:13pm

In less than 1000 days, the world is due to keep true to its promise to the deliver the UN Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs), the framework that almost 200 governments signed up to in 2000 to...

UN MDGs Post 2015: perfect storm, strategic priority

by Sue Adkins 16 April 2013 - 4:50pm

Back in 2000, the world’s development institutions agreed to deliver eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs...

Business in the Community staff hard at work on Red Nose Day

Comic Relief and addressing the Millennium Development Goals

by Sue Adkins 15 March 2013 - 11:57am

Above: Business in the Community staff hard at work on Red Nose Day

Sue Adkins, Business in the Community's International Director, writes on...