15 April 2007

UN readies for its biggest-ever gathering on corporate citizenship

"More than 700 business leaders and hundreds of top representatives from government, labour and civil society are expected to attend the Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva in July, which will be the largest ever gathering convened by the United Nations on the issue of corporate citizenship.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting yesterday in New York of the Global Compact Board, a panel of 20 leaders from business, civil society and labour which he chairs, that the two-day summit 'will be instrumental in bringing our joint vision for the future cooperation between business, the UN, governments, civil society and labour to full scale'.”

Read more on UN News. I will be there at the event in Geneva in July and blog from there.