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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on September 17th, 2015
by Pincas Jawetz (PJ@SustainabiliTank.com)


From the NYC UN Hqtrs. Complex – an event open to non-UN Pass Holders:

“We cordially invite you to attend the UN Summit side event “Enabling and tracking business contribution to the SDGs”, hosted by the French Government and GRI.”


Enabling and tracking business contribution to the SDGs

September 25 |13:15-14:30 | Conference Room 7, UNHQ

How to inspire and monitor private sector contributions to the SDGs?

What are governments doing to encourage responsible business conduct?

This event will bring together representatives from the UN, national governments, the business community and civil society, to discuss initiatives that promote responsible business conduct and have the potential to contribute to sustainable development. The talks will also explore new tools to measure private sector contributions to the SDGs, and how to use business data in the follow-up and review process.

Speakers:

H.E. Mr. Manuel Sager, State Secretary and Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland

Ms. Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP Chief Scientist

Mr. Michael Meehan, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Ambassador Ms. Lisa Kubiske, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance & Development

Mr. François Gave, Head of Development and Sustainable Development Department, French Mission to the United Nations

Mr. Ivo Havinga, Assistant Director, United Nations Statistics Division

Mr. Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness/ Corporate Social Responsibility, TATA Consultancy Services

Time and location


September 25, 2015 | 13:15–14:30 | Conference Room 7 (CR7) | UN Headquarters

Agenda

13:15 | welcome & keynote

13:30 | short interventions

13:50 | Panel discussion

14:15 | Audience Q&A

14:25 | Closing remarks

Contacts

Contact person during the Summit:

Anne Kullman | Advisor, Business Engagement on the SDGs, GRI |  kullman at globalreporting.org | m: + 46 (70) 642 90 36

Should you need more information prior to this event, please contact: Justine Swordy |  swordy at globalreporting.org

Practicalities:

This is an open side event, which means that all those who have access to the UN Summit, or a valid UN Grounds pass will be allowed access to attend. There is no need to pre-register.

However, if you require an access/special pass for this event, please fill out this form (link) by Monday, September 21st at 5pm EST. All participants requesting a UN Summit pass for this particular event will be notified of where and when to pick up their tickets. Please bring a valid ID/ passport to pick up your tickets.

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