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Event Calendar 2011

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The following reflects in-person events either convened by the Global Compact or with its support. Additionally, the Global Compact holds a number of webinars on a variety of topics.

January

Business Side-Event at the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development First Intersessional Meeting

10 – 11 January
New York, USA

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org
Environment
 

The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 coalition will hold its first dialogue between business and governments on the objectives for Rio+20. The event will cover the topics of Green Economy and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.

 

Launch of Global Compact LEAD

28 January
Davos, Switzerland

Ole Lund Hansen
hansen4@un.org
Global Compact LEAD
 

CEOs of Global Compact LEAD companies will discuss with the UN Secretary-General the priorities of the new leadership platform. In addition ways to support broader UN goals will also be discussed. The private event will be held in the context of the World Economic Forum.

February

UN Global Compact Management Model Training

3 February
New York, USA

Jerome Lavigne-Delville
lavigne@un.org
 

The training, following the Global Compact Management Model launched at the Leaders Summit 2010, will help signatories define a true management system for integrating corporate responsibility across the entire organization and holistically address the broad spectrum of issues which are framed in the ten principles of the Global Compact. The training will take place from 2pm to 5pm EST. Hosted by the Global Compact Network United States in collaboration with Deloitte. To register, please contact Jerome Lavigne-Delville (lavigne@un.org).


 

Global Compact Local Networks Regional Meeting for Asia

10 11 February
Bali, Indonesia

Soren Petersen
petersens@un.org
Local Networks
 

The meeting will feature the Local Networks Management Toolkit and the use of the KSS. A presentation and discussion of the Pakistan model for subsidiary engagement and of the ASEAN network of networks. A round table discussion on Business Call to Action/Growing Inclusive Market. Best practices of local networks and will review key guidance issued by the Global Compact.


 

Partnering with the Philanthropic Community to Promote Education for All

28 February
New York

Rosalinda O. Sanchez
sanchez2@un.org

 

The key objective of the special event is to increase focus on issues central to the achievement of education for all. A plenary session will be followed by two panel discussions on: (a) Staying the course: Enabling access for both boys and girls to complete primary education; and (b) Promoting education and training for tomorrow's economy. The event is co-convened by the Global Compact, UNDESA, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNOP and CECP.

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Background Note

March

Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group Meeting

2 4 March
Mexico City, Mexico

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Sustainable Supply Chain
 

At the third meeting of the Advisory Group the online Self-Assessment tool, developed in collaboration by the Global Compact Office, BSR and SAP will be reviewed and finalized. The Advisory Group will also take stock on how existing tools and guidance material have been operationalized, identify exisiting gaps in implementation and will address potential future challenges. The meeting will include a factory visit as well as discussions with companies in the region.


 

Business Side-Event at Prepcom

7 8 March
New York, USA

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org
Environment
 

The Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 coalition will organize a roundtable event engaging business representatives and government officials on the contribution of the private sector to Rio +20.


 

3rd Annual Event on the Women’s Empowerment Principles

9 10 March
New York, USA

Lauren Gula
gulal@un.org
Women's Empowerment Principles
 

One year after the launch of the Women's Empowerment Principles, representatives from the private sector, Government, civil society and the UN will meet at UN Headquarters to take stock of  how the Principles have been operationalized to advance company efforts to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community and identify areas for improvement.


 

The UN Millennium Development Goals, the Global Compact and the Common Good

20 22 March
South Bend, IN, USA

 
Deborah Coch
dcoch@nd.edu
PRME
 

The conference will bring together leading businesses that are both mainstreaming the UN Global Compact’s ten principles concerning human and labor rights, environmental care and anti-corruption in their businesses and taking action to advance the Millennium Development Goals. The event will be organized be the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business at the Mendoza College of Business, in partnership with the Global Compact, and PRME.

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April

2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue

11 12 April
Paris, France

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org
Environment
 

Co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) this invitation-only event aims to strengthening the role of the private sector in the transition to a resource efficient and green economy.

 

UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting

12–13 April
Paris, France

Melissa Powell
powell1@un.org
UN-Business Partnerships
 

This meeting will bring together UN staff from HQ and from the field, working with the private sector in various capacities. It will also include a number of senior private sector, civil society and bilateral aid agency representatives and other partnership experts.


 

The 2011 Annual Summit of Green Companies

2122 April
Qingdao, China

Meng Liu
lium@un.org
Environment
 

Supported by the UN Global Compact, the 2011 Annual Summit of Green Companies and organized by China Entrepreneurs Club, the Summit will focus on “Green Companies: Achieving Sustainable Competitiveness by Building Socially and Environmentally-Friendly Networks”. The Summit aims to explore new trends in business values, with a particular focus on innovative solutions to promote business sustainability.


 

Joining Forces Against Corruption – G20 Business and Government

2728 April
Paris, France

Mary Crane-Charef
Mary.Crane-Charef@oecd.org

 

The G20 Agenda for Action on Combating Corruption, Promoting Market Integrity, and Supporting a Clean Business Environment calls for closer engagement between governments and the private sector. This conference will identify ways to enhance business contributions to advancing the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. The conference will be the first step in responding to this call to further enhance public-private partnerships to tackle corruption. The event is open to Global Compact participants based in G20 countries.

Draft Agenda

May

Child Rights and Business Principles Initiative Consultation with the Corporate Sector

5 May
London, UK

 
Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 

This half day meeting invites European businesses to engage in discussions which will contribute to the development and finalisation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles.  The Principles, due to be launched in November 2011, will seek to provide guidance as to what business can do to minimize the potential negative impact of their business on children and maximize the positive contribution they can make to children’s lives. This session is part of an extensive multi-stakeholder consultation process across sectors and geographies and is by invitation only.
 


 

Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries – Private Sector Track

9-13 May
Istanbul, Turkey

 
Laura Nielsen
nielsen1@un.org
Business for Development
 

Co-organized by the UN Global Compact Office, the Private Sector Track of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries will enhance the contribution and active engagement of the private sector in advance of, and during, the LDC IV Conference. This series of events will help to identify concrete, action-oriented solutions to LDC-specific problems and challenges in the areas of investment, enterprise development, trade and finance.

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UN Global Compact Week

16-20 May
Copenhagen, Denmark

ungcweek@unglobalcompact.org

 

UN Global Compact Week will convene practitioners who are engaged in the initiative’s working groups, issue platforms and Local Networks. The Week will feature the Global Compact Annual Meeting, the Annual Local Network Forum and a variety of issue-specific meetings. This global gathering of the most active companies and organizations is designed for working-level representatives to share experiences across issues and countries.

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June

Launch of the Global Compact Annual Review 2010

June 
New York, USA

Carrie Hall
hallc@un.org
 
 

As the most comprehensive assessment of the Global Compact's work and impact, the Annual Review 2010 takes stock of the efforts by business participants and other key stakeholders to implement the ten principles and advance UN goals. This year's Annual Review will highlight the findings from the 2010 Implementation Survey of more than 1,200 participants from 103 countries.

For additional information and to download the Annual Review:

http://unglobalcompact.org/news/127-06-07-2011


 

Principles for Responsible Management Education Summit

7 – 8 June
Brussels, Belgium

Lisle Ferreira
ferreira@unglobalcompact.org
PRME
 

Held under the theme of Partnership in Responsibility: Embedding PRME in Support of the Corporation of the 21st Century, the PRME Summit will foster dialogue between business, business schools and other stakeholders around responsible business challenges, needs and innovative business practices. It will provide a platform for educational institutions to interact, as well as address corporate expectations on management education/development.

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Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: Instruments and Practices

20 – 24 June
Turin, Italy

 
Labour
 

This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) training will focus on its potential to contribute to the respect for labour rights and the achievement of “decent work for all”. The training will provide participants with an overall understanding of the current trends and challenges in CSR, and will review relevant tools and resources. View brochure.

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July

Young People and the Private Sector: Working Together for Youth Development

27 July
New York, USA


Kavin Cassidy
cassidy@ilo.org
Labour
 

On the occasion of the High‐Level Meeting on Youth in New York, the US Mission and the ILO will welcome guests and highlight key issues relevant to youth employment and the importance of private sector engagement, followed by a breakfast and networking opportunity.

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1st PRME Australia/New Zealand Forum

22 July
Sydney, Australia


Merrill Csuri
csuri@unglobalcompact.net
PRME
 

This first Australia/New Zealand PRME Forum, hosted by University of New South Wales and co-organized by Griffith Business School, the Global Compact Local Network Australia and the PRME Secretariat, will focus on establishing the PRME initiative more firmly among universities and business schools in Australia, New Zealand, and the region.

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August

 

September

International Meeting on Education and Sustainability

13 - 14 September
Curitiba, Brazil

Merrill Csuri
PRMESecretariat@unprme.org
PRME
 

In preparation for the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, ISAE/FGV and the Consejo Latino-americano de Escuela de Administración (CLADEA) will hold an International Meeting on Education and Sustainability. The event, co-sponsored by PRME, aims to foster the exchange of experiences among educational institutions of various countries that seek to promote awareness of the relationship between education and sustainability. Other expected outcomes include the integration of the work of these educational institutions with Global Compact participants.

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Climate Week NYC

19 - 26 September
New York, USA

Meng Liu
lium@un.org
Environment
 

Supported by the UN Global Compact, Climate Week NYC will bring together business, government, NGO and thought leaders in New York City to call for bold climate action – a 'Clean Revolution' that ensures green growth, creates jobs, and secures clean energy access for millions of people worldwide. Climate Week NYC will feature a large variety of events throughout the city, from community projects to high-level forums and panel discussions.

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UN Private Sector Forum: Sustainable Energy For All

20 September
New York, USA


unpsf@unglobalcompact.org
 
UN-Business Partnerships

Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Private Sector Forum will feature high-level roundtable discussions among business, Government, civil society and UN leaders. It is designed to maximize interaction, increase understanding of efforts underway and generate a range of commitments to action around the Sustainable Energy for All goals. The high-level event will focus on the role of the private sector in supporting the Secretary-General’s strategy on Sustainable Energy for All.

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Anti-Corruption Policy Dialogue & Collective Action Workshop: Learning, Dialogue & Action

27-29 September
Johannesburg, South Africa



Anti-Corruption
Local Networks
Training

The three-day event aims to identify areas where business-led collective action can effectively address corruption and enhance the business commitment to fighting corruption. The event is comprised of: a one-day Global Compact Management Model Training with focus on anti-corruption, a one-day Anti-Corruption Workshop to identify areas where business can engage collectively to address corruption in South Africa, and a one-day Local Network Regional Meeting (open to network focal points only).  

For questions and to register please contact: Christine Weinreich (weinreich@un.org) for Management Model Training; Da Woon Chung (chungd@un.org) for Anti-Corruption Workshop; and Adenike Olaniyan (olaniyan@un.org) for Local Network Regional Meeting.

October

1st PRME Middle East/North Africa Forum

2-3 October
Cairo, Egypt

Merrill Csuri
csuri@unglobalcompact.net
PRME
 

The 1st PRME MENA Regional Forum will be held under the theme:“Entrepreneurship – Sustainability – Transparency: Promoting Responsible Management in a Changing Region”. The will be organized by the School of Business - The American University in Cairo (AUC), in partnership with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Secretariat, The AUC John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, The Arab Society of Faculties of Business, Economics and Political Sciences (BEPS), and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).

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4th Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group Meeting

4 October
London, UK

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Supply Chain Sustainability
 

This semi-annual meeting will bring together the Global Compact Advisory Group members on supply chain sustainability to finalize ongoing work as well as discuss its priorities leading up to Rio+20. The meeting will be hosted by Reed Elsevier.


 

Local Network Regional Meeting Europe

28 October
Rome, Italy

Walid Nagi
nagi@un.org

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network Focal Points from Europe will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact in the region. The meeting will include training on the Global Compact Management Model. The training will have a special focus on implementing and communicating on Anti-Corruption issues.


November

Local Network Regional Meeting Latin America

8 November
Mexico City, Mexico

Javier Bolanos
bolanos@unglobalcompact.net

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network Focal Points from Latin America will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact in the region. The meeting will include training on the Global Compact Management Model. The training will have a special focus on implementing and communicating on Anti-Corruption issues.


 

Roundtable for ASEAN Business Leaders: Implementing Corporate Respect for Human Rights

10 November
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


bhr.event@global-business-initiative.org

Human Rights

Convened by the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights in co-operation with local partners and the UN Global Compact, senior business leaders in the ASEAN region will gather to discuss the status of business and human rights in the region. The session will bring together the experiences of global businesses and relevant experts to explore challenges and ways forward.

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2nd Global Sustainability Forum SWU

12-14 November
Sao Paulo, Brazil

 
Matthias Stausberg
stausberg@un.org



After a successful debut in 2010 with 29 guest speakers, an audience of 3,900 people and over half a million views through the SWU website, the 2nd Global Sustainability Symposium will take place during the SWU Music & Arts Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Three days of debates, discussions and proposals on sustainability will highlight examples and experiences of individuals, companies and organizations that already contribute to a sustainable way of life. Officially supported by the UN Global Compact, the Symposium also provides a key opportunity to reach out to younger audiences in the lead-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.

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Implementing Labour Principles in Global Supply Chains

14 Nov - 2 Dec
Turin, Italy

 
ILO ITC
Labour
 

The course aims at informing practitioners in supply chain management about the ILO international labour standards system and enhancing their capacity to implement and assess compliance with these standards. The course consists of a distance-learning phase (14-25 November) followed by a face-to-face module in Turin (30 November – 2 December).

 

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Local Network Regional Meeting Asia and Oceania

21 November
Seoul, South Korea

Yukako Hashida
hashida@unglobalcompact.org

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network Focal Points from Asia will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact in the region. The meeting will include training on the Global Compact Management Model. The training will have a special focus on implementing and communicating on Anti-Corruption issues.


 

ILO Gender Academy

21 Nov - 2 Dec
Turin, Italy

 
ILO ITC
Labour
 

This course, organized by the International Training Center of the ILO, aims to provide participants with advanced international knowledge, best practices, practical tools, and methods related to the promotion of gender equality at work. Participants will share their own experience and information on mainstreaming gender equality with individuals and organizations and will identify appropriate strategies for collaboration.

 

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2011 Global Compact China-Japan-Korea Roundtable Conference

24 November
Tokyo, Japan

Yukako Hashida
hashida@unglobalcompact.org
Local Networks
 

The 3rd Global Compact China-Japan-Korea Roundtable Conference will be held under the theme of Business and Society – Striving for the Global Compact Blueprint. The conference will review current sustainability trends for supply chain and value chain management, and approaches for core businesses engagement in developing countries.



 

2nd PRME Asian Forum

26 November
Beijing, China

Merrill Csuri
csuri@unglobalcompact.net
PRME
 

Hosted by the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, in partnership with the PRME Secretariat and the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), the 2nd PRME Asian Forum will create a platform for both industry and academia to exchange ideas about the impact of management education on business behaviours.

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December

Second Annual World Climate Summit (WCS)

3-4 December
Durban, South Africa

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org
Environment

A global coalition of leading businesses, investors and governments will assemble in Durban, South Africa, to pioneer, develop and finance profitable green business opportunities during the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The second annual World Climate Summit (WCS) will provide a platform for business-focused climate change solutions. WCS will ensure boardroom support for projects necessary to drive the green economy forward, mitigate climate change and promote climate adaptation.

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1st PRME Latin America Regional Meeting

6-7 December
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Merrill Csuri
csuri@unglobalcompact.net
PRME

The 1st PRME Latin America Regional Meeting, hosted by IAE Business School in Argentina, in partnership with the PRME Secretariat, and the Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración, will provide a platform for collaboration and partnerships, the exchange of good practices and experiences in embedding PRME, and discussion of the institutional and operational capacities needed to advocate and promote PRME and the Global Compact. The regional meeting will take place in conjunction with a meeting of the PRME Working Group on Anti-Corruption on 5 December (by invitation only), and will include a panel discussion on Anti-Corruption.

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Social Control in the Fight against Corruption

7 December
Brasilia, Brazil

Da Woon Chung
chungd@un.org
Anti-Corr/Issues/transparency_anticorruption/uption

The seminar Social Control in the Fight Against Corruption will be held by the Ethos Institute in partnership with the Global Compact to discuss ways to strengthen social control mechanisms in Brazil, as well as its impact on preventing and reducing corruption. The National Seminar is part of the UNGC-Ethos Institute’s Clean Olympics Game project, and will be held to mark International Anti-Corruption Day. 



 

Climate Action Networking Event at COP17

7 December
Durban, South Africa

Lila Karbassi
karbassi@un.org
Environment

Climate Action and UNEP, in cooperation with the Global Compact and partners, will convene the Climate Action Networking event on 7 December at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. The event will begin with a high-level panel debate on "Cities of the Future". A reception featuring addresses from Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will follow. The event is by invitation only.

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Event Calendars of UN Global Compact Core Agencies:
OHCHR ILO UNEP UNIDO UNODC

 

Last updated: 23 December 2011