Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact
Posted: Aug 28, 2019 – 07:40 AM EST
Aug. 28 /CSRwire/ - The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and CEO of PVH Corp., to its Board, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The UN Global Compact Board now comprises 24 representatives of business, civil society and other stakeholders from across the world, chaired by the UN Secretary-General.
“We are delighted to welcome Emanuel Chirico as a new Member of our Board,” said Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “With his wealth of experience in driving sustainability in the private sector, Mr. Chirico will be a valuable asset as we work to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. I look forward to working with Mr. Chirico over the coming years.”
Emanuel Chirico is Chairman and CEO of PVH Corp., owner of brands such as CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER and Van Heusen. He has stressed philanthropy and corporate responsibility as key pillars of his business leadership, recognizing the opportunity to positively impact people and the environment against a backdrop of financial growth. In 2018, Mr. Chirico received Women’s Wear Daily’s CEO Creative Leadership Award and was named Person of the Year by the American Apparel & Footwear Association. He also was named a Top CEO by Glassdoor and received the Committee for Economic Development’s Leadership Award.
The UN Global Compact Board plays an important role in shaping the strategy and policy of the initiative, which acts as the United Nations flagship for responsible business action. Designed as a multi-stakeholder body, the Board provides ongoing strategic and policy advice for the initiative. Board members are considered champions who are willing and able to advance the mission of the UN Global Compact. They act in a personal, honorary and unpaid capacity.
As the world approaches the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Global Compact Board will be instrumental in helping to bring business to the table in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Learn more about the UN Global Compact Board.
About the United Nations Global Compact
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact works with companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 70 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
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