(Seoul, 12 November 2013) – The 2nd Global CSR Conference 2013 entitled Corporate Challenges in Asia: Managing Risks While Building a Sustainable Future – jointly convened by the Global Compact Korea Network, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, and KMAC – focused on the future of corporate sustainability, particularly emphasizing the importance of engagement by youth and women.
Chaired by H.E. Mr. Han Seung-Soo, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and the Former President of the 56th Session of the UN General Assembly, the two-day Conference brought together over 600 business executives, Government and UN officials, civil society leaders, and youth from the region. The event challenged businesses to take action in support of global priorities through corporate sustainability. Recognizing the important role that businesses can play in the development process, participants welcomed the Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture – developed by the UN Global Compact and launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013 in September – and committed to scaling up efforts in support of UN development priorities.
In close collaboration with the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, the event emphasized the importance of ethics, integrity, and anti-corruption in corporate sustainability discussions, and highlighted innovative and collaborative approaches to environmental, social, and governance issues.
Mr. Bumkyu (Peter) CHUNG