OTTAWA, Sept. 17. 2018 /CNW/ - Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO of Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT), has been appointed to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation's (GPEDC) Business Leaders Caucus.
As Canada's representative to the Business Leaders Caucus, Longmore will work to develop guidelines on how to best use public resources to engage the private sector in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Longmore brings a wealth of experience building innovative partnership models for international development. While guiding DOT's growth to 25 countries since 2001, she has built long-term partnerships across private and public sectors and advised on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.
"As a member of the Business Leaders Caucus, I look forward to continuing to advocate for purpose-led companies to take a global perspective as strong and effective contributors to development," shares Longmore. "An ecosystem of global and local partners is fundamental to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and private sector participation is critical to this."
Digital Opportunity Trust (http://dotrust.org) is an international organization, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, that works with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators. Under Longmore's leadership, DOT has developed a global network of thousands of young leaders who are creating opportunities and transforming their own communities.
In 2016, Longmore was decorated by the Governor General of Canada with a Meritorious Service Cross in recognition of her strong example of social innovation and leadership that brings considerable honour to Canada.
The GPEDC Business Leaders Caucus (http://effectivecooperation.org) is an advisory group of high-caliber business leaders that provides strategic advice and guidance to shape global policy and private sector approaches to development, and to sustain political momentum for effective development cooperation.
Longmore will be representing Canada among 12 members of the Business Leaders Caucus.
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SOURCE Digital Opportunity Trust
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