Spanish Prime Minister joins CEOs and
New York, USA, May 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón will join United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as Under-Secretary-General and CEO of the United Nations Global Compact United Nations, Sanda Ojiambo, CEO of major companies and other leaders of the United Nations, governments, civil society and local networks of the United Nations Global Compact to take stock of the progress of companies towards the Sustainable Development Goals (ODD).
WHAT: UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2022
WHEN: June 1–2, 2022
OR: Hybrid Summit in person and online (registration details below)
Under the theme The World We Want, this year’s 24-Hour Leaders’ Summit on June 1-2 will delve in-depth into collective and individual assessment of the sustainability journey, from reviewing the themes and global trends to the resources and tools needed to accelerate progress. in the business.
More than two dozen CEOs and business leaders will speak, including Jon Abrahamsson Ring, Managing Director, Inter IKEA Group; Silvia Lagnado, Director of Sustainable Growth, Natura &Co; Mark Kaye, Chief Financial Officer, Moody’s Corporation; Esther An, Director of Sustainable Development, City Developments Limited; Azzahraa Annuar, director of governance, risk and compliance, edotco group; Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Director of Strategy and Sustainable Development, Schneider Electric; Roy Bagattani, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive, Woolworths Holdings Limited; Kelvine Baggett, Impact Manager, McKesson; Luz Elena Barragán Bravo, Director of Social Impact, CEMEX, Mexico; Karen Basiye, Director of Sustainable Business and Social Impact, Safaricom; Conny Braams, Digital and Commercial Director, Unilever; Andrii Bulakh, Vice President, Deputy General Manager People, MHP; Edison Carlos, Director of Sustainable Development, Aegea; Koushik Chatterjee, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Tata Steel; Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre; Alberto de Paoli, Chief Financial Officer, Enel; Scott Mather, IT Director, PIMCO; Cherie Nursalim, Vice President, Giti Group; Ibrahim Özgür Yildirim, CEO, Kordsa; Senthilnathan Shanmugam, Group Managing Director, EFL Global; Marjorie Yang, President, Esquel Group, Zhang Yue, Chairman and President, BROAD Group; Jan Sun, Chairman and CEO, Trip.com Group; Maissam El Kouche, Head of Sustainable Development, Majid Al Futtaim-Holding; Margareth Goldenberg, CEO, Goldenberg Diversidade and Khalila Sandrah Mbowe, CEO, Unleashed Africa Ventures.
Other confirmed speakers include Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations; Ambassador Alexander Marschik, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations; Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary General of the International Organization of Employers (IOE); John WH Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation; Inger Ashing, CEO of Save the Children International; Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labor Organization; Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme; Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme; Selwin Hart, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General for Climate Action; Mary Awad Menassa, Senior Climate Action Specialist and UNFCCC Coordinator and Adrián Peña, Minister of Environment, Uruguay.
Over 24 hours of continuous virtual programming, speakers and guests from 69 local Global Compact networks will discuss responsible business practices through the lens of pressing issues such as humanitarian responses to the war in Ukraine; the state of sustainability; credible climate action; reduce inequalities through collective action; transform governance; women’s leadership in decision-making; accelerate a sustainable, inclusive and fair transition and bring innovative sustainable investment instruments to market.
The UN Global Compact Local Network in Thailand will organize, in partnership with the United Nations Country Team in Thailand and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), a forum in day person to inform, inspire and catalyze local and regional solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement in the ASEAN region. The event will attract participants from Global Compact networks in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.
The Leaders’ Summit will also include the in-person opening of Stockholm+50 on June 2, which brings together the global environmental community in the Swedish capital for a major international meeting on the environment five decades after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. 1972. The event will provide leaders with the opportunity to build on 50 years of multilateral environmental action to deliver the bold and urgent action needed to secure a better future on a healthy planet.
Journalists are invited to attend. Media partners for this year’s Leaders Summit are ESG News and China Business Network, which will provide live updates and editorial coverage.
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