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Global Compact Convenes New York Investment Forum

Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Aug 22, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Summary of keynotes and discussion available via link to pdf below

Aug. 22 /CSRwire/ - On 7 August the Global Compact Office, in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiatives, convened a forum in New York City on the topic of “Regulatory Trends and Voluntary Initiatives” in the context of corporate governance and corporate responsibility. The forum, which was held at the NASDAQ MarketSite and included approximately 35 individuals drawn largely from the investment community, explored the complementary nature of regulatory structures and voluntary initiatives that promote corporate responsibility, such as the Global Compact.

Alan G. Hevesi, the New York State Comptroller, delivered the keynote presentation in which he encouraged the Global Compact in advancing universal principles and good corporate citizenship. Mr. Hevesi, the sole trustee of a public pension fund valued at over $100 billion, is a leading advocate of corporate governance reform.

For a summary of the discussion and overviews of the keynotes by Mr. Hevesi and

  • Julie Gorte, Calvert
  • Steve Joachim, NASD
  • Gavin Power, UN Global Compact
  • Philip Moss, UNEP Finance Initiatives

    see the summary in pdf format at http://www.unglobalcompact.org/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/com.sapportals.km.docs/uncontent/NewsDocs/forum_sum.pdf

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