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A Migration Agenda for the Private Sector

The private sector’s response to Europe’s refugee crisis has highlighted the role companies can play in managing immigration. But if the business community's involvement is to yield long-term benefits, it will have to extend well beyond the immediate emergency.

GENEVA – As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have come from some unexpected places. Interventions by governments, civil-society groups, and aid organizations have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.