Agora: How can business support refugees?

24 May 2018

11:15 - 12:30 | Sax Room

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Alicia Vermaele

Starbucks

Senior Manager for Global Social Impact
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Emma Ursich

Generali Group

Global Head of Corporate Identity & the Human Safety Net Foundation
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Gideon Maltz

Tent Foundation

Executive Director
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Antoine Savary

European Commission

Deputy Head of Unit, DG Home
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Valentina Pop

Moderator

Journalist, Wall Street Journal

 

As traditional actors struggle to cope with the global refugee crisis – with ever-increasing numbers of refugees, displaced for longer periods of time – it is clear that the private sector has a more important role than ever before. Businesses can make unique and meaningful contributions by engaging refugees not as victims, but as employees, consumers, and entrepreneurs. Hear from the Tent Foundation and representatives from Tent Partners Generali, Microsoft, and Starbucks on how their companies are making significant commitments to support refugees. The discussion will focus on how businesses can — and why they should — leverage their core business to help refugees both in Europe and in front-line countries.