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Global Compact Leaders Summit Programme

Day 1 - 5 July 2007

Opening Plenary

Session 1 - From Principles to Action: Driving Value, Achieving Impact 


Plenary Presentations 

Roundtable Presentation

Lunch - Special Addresses

Business Partnerships and the Role of the United Nations

  • Mr. Kemal Dervis, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform

Session 2 - Responding to Megatrends: Shaping the Future 


Plenary Presentations

Roundtable Presentations

Closing Plenary - Reflections on the Discussions of the Day

Presentation of the "Joint Declaration of Global Compact Participants on the Role of Business in Society" - Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh & Co. International

The Leaders Summit Gala Dinner

Special Guest Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Regional Development Initiatives

Day 2 - 6 July 2007

Session 3 - Facing Realities

Session 4 - Getting Down to Businesss

Parallel session 1: Human Rights

Summary of the Human Rights session.

Parallel session 2: Labour

  • Chair Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Mr. Thomas Wellauer, Head Corporate Services, Member of the Executive Management Team, Novartis International
  • Mr. Roland Conus, Member of the Executive Committee, International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (ICEM), and Trade Union Officer of UNIA, Switzerland    (powerpoint)
  • Mr. Guy Ryder, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Mr. Antonio Peñalosa, Secretary-General, International Organization of Employers

Parallel session 3: Climate Change and Environmental Responsibility

Parallel session 4: United Nations - Business Partnerships

  • Chair Ms. Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow and Director of the CSR Initiative, Harvard University and Director, International Business Leaders Forum
  • Mr. Paul Polman, Chief Financial Officer, Nestle
  • Ms. Monika Wulf-Mathies, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Sustainability, Deutsche Post AG
  • Mr. Hery Rakotoarison, Chief Executive Officer, Vohitra Environnement

Parallel session 5: Unlocking the Corruption Dilemma

Parallel session 6: Responsible Investment

  • Chair Mr. Ivo Knoepfel, Chief Executive Officer, onValues Ltd.
  • Anthony Ling, Chief Investment Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Donald Macdonald, Chairman, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Rachel Kyte, Director, International Finance Corporation

Closing Plenary