Introduction On 17th June 2018 the National Business Initiative (NBI) in collaboration with the Data for Development in Nepal Program (implemented by the Asia Foundation in partnership Development Initiatives with funding from the UK Government’s Department of International Development) held a roundtable discussion with business leaders on “Open Data for Business”. In the past few years, there has been initial efforts from the Government of Nepal to open up data to the public. There is also growing discourse among government agencies and civil society on open data and recognition of its importance to Nepal’s development. However, the use of […]
Launch of ‘Responsible Business in Nepal: A Guide for Executives’, and a deliberation on ‘Responding Responsibly: Nepali Private Sector in National Rebuilding’ was conducted on 21st July, 2015. ‘Responsible Business in Nepal: A Guide for Executives’ has been prepared while capturing the inputs of National and International practitioners and speakers at the ‘Nepal Responsible Business Summit- 2014’jointly organized by National Business Initiative (NBI), Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI), School of Management, Tribhuvan University (SoMTU), Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM), and Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
On 25th February, 2015, a talk program by Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz Joself Radermancher, Ulm University, Germany was jointly organized by NBI and The Club of Rome Nepal. In the program, Prof. Radermancher presented a paper on the topic “Towards 2050- Reflections on the Present works of Club of Rome”, which highlighted the importance of a socially balanced world that can be achieved through a green and inclusive market economy.
An interaction between NBI and CA members from business community was conducted on 11th October, 2014.
Building upon earlier efforts to promote responsible business by various apex bodies of Nepali business associations, NBI Business Code of Conduct Concepts launched in 2013 as a voluntary step towards better business practices. “Nepal Responsible Business Summit 2014″ was held on 16-17 December 2014 in Kathmandu with an objective to bring Nepal’s business community together to discuss how to: Integrate responsible practices into their core business Build a brand around responsible practices Create operational efficiency through responsible practices Increase and improve stakeholder engagement Effectively manage integrity and compliance issues Each of the above objectives was discussed thoroughly in five separate parallel tracks, consisting […]
A national Code of Conduct on ethical business practices was officially launched on 28th July, 2013. A baseline survey report on Ethical Business Practice in Nepal was also launched on the same day. The event was inaugurated and by Rt. Honorable Mr Khilraj Regmi.
NBI organized an interaction with members from Nepal Consumer Forum in 6 April 2013 on various aspects of consumer rights promotion in Nepal. In the interaction program, Mr. Jyoti Baniya from NCF and Mr. Saroj Pandey from NBI presented their papers. The interaction lead to enrichment of consumer rights section in the NBI Code of Conduct concepts.
As a part of NBI Advocacy for better security for private sector in Nepal, national workshop was organized following a series of interactions with district stakeholders in 26 August 2013. The national workshop was a culmination of all the demands as well as support local and national private sector actors have been providing for better security in the country in post-conflict scenario. These various photos shows the list of speakers from government, private sector as well as the organizers.