Investing in refugees can be good business — even if the immediate source of profit is not clear. And connecting with an international business on a local development project could pay off — though the connection at first might seem murky.

Those were the conclusions of the two-day Shared Value Leadership Summit, which wrapped up Wednesday in New York City, and where the growth of public-private partnerships and maximizing business opportunities in all sectors of development, from climate change to refugee migration, was a constant theme.

Louise Kjaer, the chief executive officer and founder of Kjaer Advice, a Denmark-based consulting firm that connects and coaches various businesses, NGOs, governments and academia, discusses with DEVEX some of the trends affecting the engagement between the private sector and NGOs.

Found out more on Devex’s website here.