FAMILY OFFICE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Engaging Family Offices to help advance the completion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN Family Office for Sustainable Development (FOSD) platform is a program managed by PVBLIC Foundation & UN Office for Partnership which brings together small groups of global prime-mover Family Offices committed to advancing the completion of the SDGs in order to create greater impact via collaboration with UN agencies and with each other.
The idea of the Family Office for Sustainable Development (FOSD) program was born at the end of 2020 between the PVBLIC Foundation, the UN Secretary-General’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, and the UN Office for Partnerships.
Family offices are critical partners, having helped in myriad ways to offset and alleviate the consequences of the pandemic as well as contributing to an array of other arenas and needs outside this most recent development emergency.
Taken together, these trends and characteristics underpin the logic for the creation of a purpose built, robust platform for family office engagement with the UN, enabling family offices to make their direct investments and philanthropy more impactful, more global, and more durable, thereby contributing greatly to the realization of the SDGs.
The United Nations is embarking upon a strategy of dynamic inclusion of the global family office community to share information on the work of the UN in the pandemic context and to pursue longer-term engagement towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This Spring, The Family Office For Sustainable Development program hosted five high-level briefings in , Europe, Africa,Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East engagingr 50 Family Principals, Next Geners and their key Advisers., These sessions gave participants a more coherent understanding of how the UN operates in countries, stimulating conversations leading to a number of exciting collaborations i.e. scaling family development projects in other countries with the support of the UN.
Four further high level briefings will take place before the end of 2021.
Apply to join one of this upcoming sessions designed specifically for Family Offices engaged in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, meet other families from around the world equally passionate and committed to making a difference. The desired outcome from these sessions is deeper engagement on a practical level.
• Featuring high-level UN-leaders
• 10-15 Family Office leaders per session