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United Nations Global Compact to Convene Global Compact Summit: China in Shanghai (30 November-1 December 2005)

Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact

Categories: Human Rights

Posted: Nov 10, 2005 – 11:00 PM EST

 

Nov. 10 /CSRwire/ - Hundreds of leaders from international and Chinese companies together with government, civil society, labour and multilateral institutions (see list of speakers below) will gather in Shanghai for the Global Compact Summit: China, the largest ever high-level corporate responsibility conference in China.

Corporate responsibility is a moral imperative, a strategic business decision and, increasingly, a market necessity. The plenary and forum sessions held during the Summit seek to show that the ethical and business cases for undertaking responsible behavior are clear and persuasive. By implementing principles into business, companies with proactive policies and inspired environmental, social and governance performance will evolve as front-runners in the marketplace. Collectively, such actions advance the United Nations' vision of a more sustainable and equitable global economy.

Taking place in Shanghai's Pudong District, in the heart of today's most dynamic business and financial center, the Global Compact Summit: China will provide a unique platform to exchange experiences, good practices and insights about corporate responsibility and to explore the links between responsible corporate citizenship and success in the global economy.

The Global Compact Summit: China is held with the support of the Government of the People's Republic of China and co-sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government.

It is organized in collaboration with: State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC); All China Federation of Industry & Commerce (ACFIC); China Enterprise Confederation (CEC); China Society for Promotion of the Guangcai Programme; Foundation for Globalization Cooperation; United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

WHEN:
30 November - 1 December 2005

WHERE:
Shanghai International Convention Center,
2727 Riverside Avenue
Pudong
Shanghai
China

MEDIA INFORMATION:
International media representatives
wishing to attend the Global Compact Summit: China should fax or email a letter of interest on their organization's official letterhead to Mr. Matthias Stausberg (UN Global Compact Office) by 18 November at +1-212-963-1207 or stausberg@un.org

Representatives of Chinese media should fax or email a letter of interest on their organization's official letterhead to Ms. Yang Jing (Shanghai Municipality, Information Office) by 18 November at +86-21-6358-8060 or jyang@shanghai.gov.cn.

Accreditation will be confirmed based on space considerations.
For more information on the event, visit www.gcchinasummit.org.

ABOUT THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT:
Launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000, the UN Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labor, civil society and governments to advance universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. With over 2300 participating companies from more than 80 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org

APPENDIX: CONFIRMED SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

ABB Gary Steel Executive Vice President
AccountAbility Simon Zadek Chief Executive
Adecco Group Jerome Caille Chief Executive Officer
Agence Française de Developpement Jean-Michel Severino General Director
Amnesty International Irene Khan Secretary General
Anglo American Mark Moody Stuart Chairman
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Bobby Godsell Chief Executive Officer
BASF Dr. Harald Lauke President, South East Asia
Bayer William Valentine General Manager, Corporate Communications, Greater China
BHP Billiton Holly Lindsay VP Public Policy and Business Conduct
BP Dave Miller Senior Vice President, Olefins and Derivatives
Calvert Group Ltd Barbara Krumsiek Chief Executive Officer
China Enterprise Confederation Chen Jin Hua President and Chairman
China National Textile and Apparel Council Sun Ruizhe President China Textile Information Center
China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO) Wei Jiafu President
China Railway Engineering Corporation Qin Jiaming President
China Society for the Promotion of the Guangcai Program Hu De Ping Vice-President and Secretary-General
DaimlerChrysler China Roman Fischer Chief Executive Officer
Danfoss China Carsten Sorensen President
De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd Joy Beckett Manager Workplace Programme
Deloitte & Touche LLP Clarence T. Kwan National Managing Partner, Chinese Services Group
EDF Claude Nahon Senior Vice President
Engro Chemical Tahir Jawaid General Manager, Human Resources & Public Affairs
Foreign Trade Association (FTA) Heinz-Dieter Koeppe Senior Advisor
Fudan University Xialong Xie Professor
Fuji Xerox Hajime Ishii President, Fuji Xerox of Shanghai Ltd.
Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids China Michael Shiu Director
Goldman Sachs Anthony Ling Managing Director
Grupo INDITEX SA Javier Chercoles Director
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd. Vincent Cheng Chairman
Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth Executive Director
ICEM Fred Higgs General Secretary
ICFTU Guy Ryder General Secretary
IFC Karin Finkelston Country Manager China
IKEA Anders Dahlvig Chief Executive Officer
ILO Constance Thomas Director, China and Mongolia
IUCN Mohammad Rafiq Head of Business & Biodiversity
Junyao Group Wang Jun Jin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Korea Electric Power Hi-Taek Lee Senior Vice President
Mansour Manufacturing & Distribution Group of Companies Youssef Mansour Chief Executive Officer
MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd Mahesh Amalean Chairman
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co Ltd Hiroyaki Uemura Chief Executive Officer
Nestle Hilary Parsons Head of Corporate Affairs
New Hope Group LIU Yonghao Chief Executive Officer Chairman
Nexen Inc Randall Gossen Vice President
Nokia China Hera Siu Vice President
Novartis Alexander Jetzer Member of the Board
Novartis Foundation Klaus Leisinger President and Chief Executive Officer
Novozymes Weiming Jiang Site President China
OECD Anti-Corruption Division Frederic Wehrle Principal Administrator
Otto Gmbh & Co KG Johannes Merck Director Environment and Social Policy
Petrobras Claudio Fontes Nunes Executive Manager of Corporate Safety, Environment and Health
Pfizer Inc Jeffrey Kindler Vice Chairman
Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative Mary Robinson President
SAP Henning Kagermann Chief Executive Officer
Shanghai Stock Exchange GENG Liang Chairman
Shell Foundation Kurt Hoffman Director
Shell International Ltd. Caspar Ridley Deputy Vice President, Policy & Issues
Siemens Richard Hausman Chief Executive Officer China
SINOPEC Wang Jiming Vice Chairman
Standard Chartered China Katherine Tsang Chief Executive Officer
Starbucks Coffee Co. Sandra Taylor Senior Vice President
Statoil Venezuela Ilse Castellanos Manager of Public Affairs
SustainAbility Ltd John Elkington Chair
Tata Steel B. Muthuraman Chief Executive Officer
Total Richard Lanaud Chairman of Ethics Committee
Transparency International Peter Eigen Head
UN ESCAP Kim Hak-Su Executive Secretary
UNDP Khalid Malik Resident Representative, UNDP Resident Coordinator, UN System in China
UNIDO Carlos Magarinos Director-General
Unilever Andre van Heemstra Personnel Director
VEOLIA Environnement Jerome Contamine Senior Executive Vice President
World Bank David Dollar Director of Development Policy
WWF Dennis Pamlin Global Policy Advisor
Yunnan Hong Yu Group MA Zhengshu Chief Executive Officer

For more information, please contact:

Matthias Stausberg United Nations Global Compact Office
Phone: +1-917-367-3423

For more from this organization:

United Nations Global Compact

 

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