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Event Calendar 2012

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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

5th Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group Meeting

24-25 January
New York, USA

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Supply Chain Sustainability
 

Members of the Global Compact Advisory Group on supply chain sustainability will gather to discuss ongoing work and determine a strategy for the next phase of the workstream. An open session will be held on the afternoon of 24 January where local network companies and other key stakeholders will be invited to participate to share their experiences with the group; spaces for this open session are limited. The meeting will be hosted by Reed Elsevier at their New York office.  

 

February

Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20

14-16 February
New York, USA

Adrienne Gardaz
gardaz@un.org
Rio+20
 

Convened by KPMG International, in cooperation with the Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), "Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: preparing for Rio+20" is a global summit to facilitate business solutions to sustainability challenges. This summit aims to craft a forward looking agenda to focus on global green growth and its outcomes will be shared at Rio+20. To register contact: us-cssccsgosummit@kpmg.com

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Collective Action: Launch Workshop

15 February
New Delhi, India

Da Woon Chung
chungd@un.org
Anti-Corruption
 

Initiated in January 2011, the collective action project in India has raised awareness within the business community of the important role that companies can play in promoting anti-corruption issues. In 2012, the project will officially launch during the GCN National Convention. Corporate anti-corruption efforts will be showcased and discussions will be held on how to advance notable practices through collective action. 

 

 

Breaking New Ground: Partnerships for More and Better Jobs for Young People

27 February
New York, USA

Adenike Olaniyan
olaniyan@un.org
 
 

Through interactive dialogues, the event will seek to strengthen partnerships between government, the private sector and the philanthropic community to advance youth employment and decent work. Discussions will explore policies and other innovations that promote youth employment, with the aim of contributing to the UN Economic and Social Council’s High-level session on the topic in July. To learn more about the event please contact Adenike Olaniyan (olaniyan@un.org). 

 

March

Gender Equality for Sustainable Business: 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Event

6 March
New York, USA

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

Companies that have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles, as well as other businesses and stakeholders, will convene to discuss how corporate behaviour and practices are being transformed to align with the WEPs. As in previous years, participants will share their experiences in implementing the WEPs, including best practices, challenges and lessons-learned. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for discussion on key topics and themes, including how gender equality fits into the agendas of corporate sustainability and sustainable development. Participation at this event is by invitation only. Priority will be given to companies that have signed the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles.

 

Children’s Rights and Business Principles: Global Release

12 March
London, UK

Anita Househam
househam@un.org

Children's Rights and Business Principles

The Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children will present the landmark Children’s Rights and Business Principles. The event will bring together leading companies and experts to generate discussion and showcase examples of how business can respect and support children’s rights in their core operations. These will be the first comprehensive set of principles to guide companies on the range of actions they can take in the workplace, marketplace and community to respect and support children’s rights. Many business leaders, civil society representatives and children across the globe actively participated in shaping the Principles. This event is by invitation only.

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UN System Private Sector Focal Points Meeting

28-29 March
Vienna, Austria

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.


 

Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium

27-28 March
Washington DC, US

Da Woon Chung
chungd@un.org

Anti-Corruption

Hosted by editors from Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, the Global Compliance Symposium will provide practical strategies for developing strong compliance programs with leading government officials. Join compliance officers, general counsel, and other legal, compliance and ethics professionals for two days of networking and peer-to-peer learning about how to create successful compliance programs that help avoid wrongdoing, protect you from regulatory violations and prepare you to respond to issues once they arise. 

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April

Child Labour Platform / Labour Working Group Meeting

17 April
Geneva, Switzerland

Benjamin Smith
smithb@ilo.org
Labour

This meeting of the UN Global Compact Labour Working Group will introduce participants to approaches in tackling child labour and highlight opportunities for further collaboration. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the Child Labour Platform as a new workstream of the working group. Companies and other stakeholders interested in joining the Child Labour Platform are requested to register for the meeting with Benjamin Smith, ILO-IPEC at smithb@ilo.org by Friday 13 April 2012.

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May

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

3 May
Copenhagen, Denmark

Soren Petersen
petersens@un.org

Participants from within and around the fashion industry are invited to join a discussion on a sustainable future for the fashion industry. The event will mark the launch of a Code of Conduct for the fashion industry based on the Global Compact’s ten principles. For more information, please contact Johan Arnø Kryger (johan@danishfashioninstitute.dk).


 

Essential Skills for Effective Partnering

28-30 May
London, UK

Melissa Powell
powell1@un.org
UN-Business Partnerships

The Partnering Initiative, in association with the Global Compact, will hold a three-day course designed to develop the capacity of staff from all sectors to engage in effective multi-stakeholder partnerships. This training course will look at the motivation to partner with other sectors, as well as teaching participants the skills needed to create strong partnerships. To register, please contact: info@thepartneringinitiative.org.

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June

Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation & Collaboration for the Future We Want

June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

rio2012@unglobalcompact.org



Organized by the Global Compact in cooperation with the Rio+20 Secretariat, the UN System and the Global Compact Local Network Brazil, the week-long Forum will consist of dozens of highly focused workshops and thematic sessions linked to the Rio+20 agenda. The objective of the Forum is to strengthen the business contribution to sustainable development globally – seeking to bring greater scale and quality to implementation of corporate sustainability practices, innovation and collaboration.

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X Annual Local Networks Forum

15 June
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Soren Petersen
petersens@un.org

Local Networks

The Global Compact will convene the X Annual Local Networks Forum to provide Network participants with the opportunity to share experiences in their efforts to advance the Global Compact at the local level.


 

September

2nd PRME Australia/New Zealand Regional Meeting

27 September
Brisbane, Australia

PRMESecretariat@unprme.org


PRME

Bringing together academic and industry representatives, this meeting will provide a platform for collaboration and partnerships, as well as a vehicle for the exchange of good practices and experiences in embedding PRME.  The institutional and operational capacities needed to promote and advocate for responsible management education, will also be discussed.

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October

Promoting Labour Standards through Corporate Social Responsibility: Instruments and Practices

1-5 October
Turin, Italy

Venu Keesari
keesari @ unglobalcompact.org

Labour

This course will discuss the potential of companies to contribute to respecting labour rights and achieving “decent work for all”. It will provide participants with an overview of International Labour Organization (ILO) and other international instruments with particular emphasis on International Labour Standards and the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy..

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Sustainia Award Ceremony

11 October
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kristen Coco
cocok@un.org


This year’s most sustainable solutions will be celebrated as former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spearheads a new sustainability award, the Sustainia Award. One hundred solutions gathered from around the world are nominated for the award, founded by Sustainia, Monday Morning and Regions20. Sustainia – a vision of what a sustainable world would look like and be like to live in based on facts, solutions and available technologies – is inspired by leading companies, institutions and experts in collaboration with the UN Global Compact.

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Local Network Regional Meeting Europe

18-19 October
Belgrade, Serbia

Walid Nagi
nagi@un.org

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network contact persons from Europe will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact ten principles in the region.

 

 

November

Local Network Regional Meeting Americas

6-8 November
Lima, Peru

Javier Bolanos
bolanos@unglobalcompact.net

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network contact persons from the Americas will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact ten principles in the region.

 

 

2nd PRME MENA Regional Forum: Doing Business Responsibly: When do Corporations become Citizens?

7-8 November
Jounieh, Lebanon

PRMESecretariat@unprme.org


PRME

The Forum aims to promote responsible business practices and highlight the importance of adopting the Principles for Responsible Management for business schools and management-related academic institutions in the MENA region. Participants will also discuss and agree upon the objectives of the PRME regional chapter for the region.

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6th Supply Chain Sustainability Advisory Group Meeting

14-15 November
Berlin, Germany

Anita Househam
househam@un.org


Supply Chain Sustainability

Members of the Global Compact Advisory Group on supply chain sustainability will gather to discuss ongoing work and deliverables from issue-based task forces, as well as forward-looking initiatives. The German Local Network and other guests will be invited to participate. The event will be hosted by Volkswagen.


 

Local Network Regional Meeting Asia/Oceania

22-23 November
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Yukako Hashida
hashida@unglobalcompact.org

Local Networks

Global Compact Local Network contact persons from Asia and Oceania will meet to discuss implementation of the Global Compact ten principles in the region.

 

 

Pilot Project Meeting: Responsible Business and Investment in High-Risk Areas

26 November
London, UK

Adrienne Gardaz
gardaz@un.org


Business and Peace

This meeting will offer members of the Pilot Group to implement the Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas an opportunity to share lessons learned from the pilot project experience. Participants will also discuss good practice examples to be included in a forthcoming resource package, and share views and feedback on the development of the new resource. The meeting will also serve to explore opportunities for further engagement with PRI and the Global Compact in the context of operating in high-risk and conflict-affected areas.

 

Expert Group Meeting: Responsible Business and Investment in High-Risk Areas

27 November
London, UK

Adrienne Gardaz
gardaz@un.org


Business and Peace

Chaired by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice-Chair of the Global Compact Board, this meeting will offer the opportunity to advance collaboration and exchange ideas on priority issues for businesses and investors operating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas. The meeting will compromise sessions on developing a new Resource Package; advancing responsible business and investment in Myanmar; new legal requirements stemming from the adoption of the Dodd-Frank Act in the U.S.; and perspectives from Local Networks on challenges and opportunities in working in conflict-affected and high-risk countries.

 

2012 Social Investment Pioneer Awards Ceremony

28 November
Melbourne, Australia

Shaun Cannon
Shaun.Cannon@p4si.org

Business for Development

Launched at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, the Principles for Social Investment Secretariat is hosting the inaugural Social Investment Pioneer Awards in 2012. The awards aim to recognize and showcase examples of international best practices in social investment. Winners will be announced at a cocktail reception at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

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December

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights 

4-5 December
Geneva, Switzerland

Lauren Gula
gulal@unglobalcompact.org

Human Rights

The first annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights will be held to discuss trends and challenges in the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.

 

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Caring for Climate Meeting at COP18

5 December
Doha, Qatar

Jayoung Park
park10@un.org

Environment

The high-level Caring for Climate Meeting will provide signatory companies the opportunity to interface with policymakers to share their solutions and commitments, and spur action and partnerships in support of the UNFCCC agenda. The meeting will be chaired by the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Caring for Climate signatories only.

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Human Rights Working Group Meeting

6 December
Geneva, Switzerland

Lauren Gula
gulal@unglobalcompact.org

Human Rights

Members of the Global Compact Human Rights Working Group will gather on the occasion of the first UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights (4-5 December). The meeting aims to advance the group's workstreams informed by the discussions at the Forum.


 

3rd PRME Asian Forum

8-9 December
Tokyo, Japan

PRMESecretariat@unprme.org

PRME

The 3rd PRME Asian Forum will aim to extend the reach of PRME in Asia by providing a platform for industry and academia to exchange ideas about the impact of responsible management education on business behaviours.

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11th Meeting of the Working Group on the 10th Principle Against Corruption

10-11 December
New York, USA

Moramay Navarro
navarroperez@un.org

Anti-Corruption

The meeting's first day will feature a high-level panel discussion to commemorate the 9th Annual International Anti-Corruption Day open to civil society, UN Member States, UN-accredited journalists and Working Group Members.  

 

 

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

 

Last updated: 10 December 2012