The Private Sector for Refugees (PS4R) coalition is a partnership between actors looking to strengthen the role of the private sector in boosting economic opportunities for refugees and host communities. The PS4R operates along two work streams:
- Knowledge sharing: Promoting the sharing of global lessons learned among private sector partners, development financiers and agencies, including through the adoption of the Charter of Good Practice principles.
- Collaboration on the ground: Developing innovative projects in areas affected by forced displacement to improve the economic empowerment of refugees and host communities.
Refugee Investment Network: The RIN is the first impact investing and blended finance collaborative dedicated to creating durable solutions to global forced migration. We connect investors with refugee ventures, build the field of refugee investment, change the narrative around the contribution of refugees, and advocate for more inclusive refugee policies, with the ultimate goal of creating quality jobs, economic growth, and measurable improvements to the livelihoods of millions of refugees and host community members.
Tent Partnership for Refugees: Tent mobilizes the business community to improve the lives and livelihoods of the more than 25 million refugees who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries. We believe that companies can most sustainably support refugees by leveraging their core business operations – by engaging refugees as potential employees, entrepreneurs and consumers. Today, we are a network of over 100 major companies committed to integrating refugees.
The Center for Mediterranean Integration: The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) is a multi-partner platform where development agencies, governments, local authorities and civil society from around the Mediterranean convene in order to exchange knowledge, discuss public policies, and identify the solutions needed to address key challenges facing the Mediterranean region. Members of the CMI include Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Spain, Tunisia, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, City of Marseille, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank Group, and the European External Action Service (EEAS) as an observer. Facebook: CMI Marseille; Twitter: @cmimarseille.
Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative: The World Economic Forum’s Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative, co-chaired with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the World Bank Group, Credit Suisse and the Netherlands brings together corporates and investors with humanitarian and development actors to work together on unlocking return-seeking investments that tackle long‑term challenges of fragility, protracted crises and forced displacement.
How to partner
Contact us at PS4R@iccwbo.org
… if you have success stories (or challenges) to share on how to work with refugees and host communities?
… if you are interested in employing, investing, promoting entrepreneurship of refugees or adapting your goods and services to them
… If you are seeking to add a private sector angle to your refugee project
… if you want to connect to like-minded organizations
… if you know of relevant reports or training programs to feature
… if you want to contribute to the discussion
Let’s increase the role of business in the economic empowerment of refugees!