Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact
Posted: Sep 30, 2008 – 03:01 PM EST
Sep. 30 /CSRwire/ - New York, NY -- 29 September 2008 -- The UN Global Compact Office today announced the appointment of Gavin Power as Deputy Director, effective immediately. Since 2002, Mr. Power has led the development of a number of strategic policy initiatives for the UN Global Compact, including the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment, the world's largest initiative on responsible investing; Who Cares Wins -- Connecting Financial Markets to a Changing World; and, most recently, The CEO Water Mandate, a leading global water sustainability initiative. Mr Power has also had responsibility for global public affairs, advocacy, and strategic communications, and has led the development of the UN Global Compact's U.S. Network of companies and stakeholders.
In his new role, Mr Power will continue to lead these efforts on behalf of the UN Global Compact Office, in addition to assuming responsibility for strategic planning and issue development.
A frequent speaker and contributor at international events, Mr. Power has extensive experience in the public and corporate sectors. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Mr Power held senior management positions at Levi Strauss & Co., and Ketchum, where he specialized in corporate sustainability issues, public affairs, transparency and disclosure, and stakeholder relations. Prior to his corporate experience, Mr. Power was an editor and financial journalist for The San Francisco Chronicle, covering business and economic issues.
About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labour, civil society and governments to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to mainstream these ten principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 4,200 participating companies and hundreds of other stakeholders from more than 120 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. Visit (www.unglobalcompact.org.)
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