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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

In many developing economies, the private sector is underdeveloped, unproductive, not sustainable, and unable to serve society effectively. Private sector development (PSD) aims to improve the way the private sector functions in the economy and to increase private investment in the production of goods and services and the creation of productive and decent employment.

June 2016
United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, BMZ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector is a study by UNEP FI that analyse the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change.
March 2015
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
This paper Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development seeks to provide the Financing for Development process with a perspective on the role institutional investors, companies, and foundations can play in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability.

Kyrgyzstan commits to developing the legal framework that will define the country’s green economy priorities. The Government will promote the green economy, especially among small- and medium-sized businesses.

January 2011
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)

On 31 January 2011, the Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi brought together ministers, national and international business leaders, policy-makers and representatives from international financial institutions at a high-level conference to discuss how the private sector in Kenya can lead on Green Growth

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Strengthening private sector capacity to adapt to climate change: focus on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind.

NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The strategic and well-informed inclusion of the private sector in climate change adaptation planning and activities must be a key part of all countries’ efforts to adapt to the impacts of climate change; they will be key partners in the design, financing and implementation of adaptation priorities. This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the National Adaptation Plan process.
19 February 2019
Valuing Nature
On 19 February 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CET) Valuing Nature is holding a webinar on "Monetary Natural Capital Assessment in the Private Sector".
17 November 2014
Eleanor Bell
Eleanor Bell, DCED, discusses corporate social responsibility and options for ensuring greener practices for private sector development.
16 July 2018 to 31 July 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
On 16-31 July 2018 the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) is offering an online training course on Climate Resilience of the Private Sector. The training illustrates how climate change affects businesses, makes the business case for adaptation, and shows strategies for climate resilience. Participants will learn how to use the 4-step Climate Expert tool to analyse climate risks and opportunities, prioritize adaptation measures, and design adaptation strategies.