Poorest Countries Need a Level Playing Field, Business Tells UN Conference

Attracting private investment that supports economic growth in the world’s least developed countries relies heavily on creating conducive environments, business representatives told heads of state, ministers, and business and civil society leaders participating in the Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries, held May 9-13 in Istanbul.

The conference pinpointed actions and opportunities to help the 48 countries at the base of the global pyramid achieve more stable, prosperous and sustainable economies and communities. With over 500 business delegates, it provided an unprecedented opportunity to elevate the role of private-sector investment in the poorest nations and to mobilize business engagement toward development objectives.

Among the business delegates were Adam Greene, USCIB’s vice president for labor and corporate responsibility, and Louise Kantrow, the International Chamber of Commerce’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

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Staff Contact:   Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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