Submitted by Global Compact Network Canada
TORONTO, September 15, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada conference will be held virtually on October 5-6, 2021 with the theme of ‘Catalyzing a resilient future in the Decade of Action’.
In collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact, this virtual conference will provide a unique opportunity for businesses to discuss recovery priorities from the COVID-19 pandemic, including entrenched racial discrimination, widening gender gaps, and inadequate climate action which pose significant challenges and threaten to stall progress during the critical final nine years of the 2030 Agenda.
This conference will bring together more than 200 leaders from Canadian businesses such as Steven Stone, Chief of UN Environment Programme Geneva Based Resources and Markets Branch, Kevin Moss, Global Director, Center for Sustainable Business at the World Resources Institute, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Gina Campbell, Partner, Financial Advisory – Forensics, Deloitte and other high-calibre professionals to talk about responsible business practices and explore feasible actions to accelerate the realization of the Global Goals.
Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission stated that “Being a business leader today means being a leader in diversity and inclusion. There is a major shift happening in society, and it is a permanent one. Building back better and incorporating inclusive principles such as anti-racism, pay equity and accessibility into your business strategies is not just the right thing to do; it is imperative to your competitive edge, today and tomorrow. People want to know that the organizations they choose to work for or choose to conduct business with are contributing towards making the world a better place, one step at a time.”
Moreover, this online conference will enable attendees to participate in panels, masterclasses, and fireside chats led by industry experts, expanding their knowledge on how businesses across Canada are working to operationalize sustainable practices and commitments. Peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of best practices will also be available during interactive networking sessions.
Join us in our commitment to build resiliency and generate impactful Canadian solutions for global challenges. For tickets or sponsorship information, please visit the Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada website
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Global Compact Network Canada is the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, an organization dedicated to catalyzing business action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in Canada. Global Compact Network Canada and its many corporate and nonprofit participants unify and build the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.
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The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with over 10,000 signatories in 130 countries committing to ten universally accepted principles. The Global Compact Network Canada builds the capacity of the Canadian corporate sector to embrace sustainable business practices.
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