October 26, 2014

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CSR Event

Children’s Rights and Business Principles Launch

Organizer: Global Compact Network Canada

Date: 02.13.14, 11:15AM – 02.13.14, 02:00AM ET

Location:The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St W, Toronto

Sponsor:Save the Children and UNICEF Canada

Website: www.canadianclub.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?i...

Corporate responsibility is at the top of the agenda for government and the private sector. Consumer and investor expectations have never been higher. As the recent discussion on inequality and sustainability at the World Economic Forum demonstrate, there is a global movement for business to go further, and ensure positive social impact and performance.

Children and youth are key stakeholders of business – as consumers and drivers of consumption, family members of employees, young workers, future employees, and company leaders. Join industry leaders to find out how business can strengthen existing corporate sustainability initiatives, secure social license and achieve better risk management; recruit and retain a motivated workforce and develop the next generation of talent; and build reputation by demonstrating respect and support for children’s rights.

Hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto, this event will include welcome remarks from Lois Brown MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, and a panel discussion moderated by Diana Bishop, former news correspondent at CTV and NBC News, featuring:

  • John LeBoutillier, President and CEO, Unilever Canada
  • Doug Horswill, Senior Vice President, Teck Resources
  • Juanita Montalvo, Senior Vice-President, Sherritt International
  • Brendan Seale, Sustainability Manager, IKEA Canada

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles were developed by Save the Children UNICEF, and the UN Global Compact, in collaboration with global companies, to equip the private sector to respect and support children’s rights in the workplace, marketplace, environment, and communities.

Visit childrenandbusiness.org for more information.

To register for the event please visit: www.canadianclub.org/Events/EventDetails.aspx?id=3242.

For more information, please contact:

Megan Wallingford Program Officer
Twitter: @UNGCCanada

For more from this organization:

Global Compact Network Canada

 

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