TUESDAY | 13 OCTOBER 2015
09:45 – 11:30 High Level Panel “Business as a Force for Good: The Role of Companies in Sustainable Development in Europe and Worldwide”
Business as a Force for Good: The Role of Companies in Sustainable Development in Europe and Worldwide #GC15SDG
In September 2015, governments decide on the Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG, replacing and continuing the Millennium Development Goals. This 2030 global agenda for sustainable development outlines and specifies the major challenges for humanity and provides a comprehensive set of goals and concrete targets aiming at solving these challenges. A central pillar of this undertaking is the partnership approach for implementing the agenda: the goals can only be reached with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people. This shared responsibility explicitly includes the companies around the world.
The panel, jointly organized by the German Sustainability Council and the German Global Compact Network strives to shed light into the future role business can and has to play in sustainable development: what are the expectations of different stakeholders, what are promising approaches and what are conducive framework conditions in this regard? The panel will set the scene for the conference and the 16 Break-Out Sessions that will in turn address the particular aspects of corporate sustainability contributing to the 2030-Agenda.
Impulse: „15 years Global Compact and the evolving role of business in sustainable development“ by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Chairman Foundation for the Global Compact)
Impulse: „The Sustainable Development Goals as a Roadmap for Business“ by Lise Kingo (Executive Director, UN Global Compact)
- Pierre-Oliver Bandet (Vice President, Air France KLM)
- Stefan Crets (Executive Director, CSR Europe)
- Isabel Garro Hernandez (Chair Local Networks Advisory Group, Director Global Compact Network Spain)
- Klaus Milke (Chairman of the Board, Germanwatch)
- Lars Castellucci (Member of the German Federal Parliament for the SPD)
Moderator: Lucia Reisch (German Sustainability Council)
11:30 – 11:40 Introduction to Break-Out Sessions
12:00 – 13:30 Break-Out Sessions
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break & Marketplace
14:45 – 16:15 Break-Out Sessions
17:00 – 17:10 Welcome Note
17:10 – 17:20 Impulse
Speaker: Kurt Bock, BASF SE
17:20 – 18:45 High Level Panel “The Future of the UN Global Compact”
The Future of the UN Global Compact #GC15Future
After 15 years the UN Global Compact has reached a scale and scope that puts it at a crossroads. At the same time, the Agenda 2030 for People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership opens a new chapter for business involvement in sustainable development at the local, national and global level. The Global Compact has spearheaded the increasing role of businesses on the basis of the 10 Principles for years. Has it achieved its goal, now that the Agenda 2030 has been decided upon? A rhetorical question but one that every organization should be asked from time to time and be able to find convincing answers for.
The UN Global Compact is unique in its constitution. It is part of the UN but has a special governance structure, an unusual financing mechanism, a multi-stakeholder advisory board with the SG at its helm, a government group of supporting countries, a multiplicity of platforms, working groups and thematic initiatives and more than 80 local networks with a high degree of autonomy. The Compact operates in a landscape that is not short of organizations and important players such as the WBCSD, WEF, ICC, OECD, Unions, civil society organizations such as Transparency International and UN organizations such as UNICEF, UN Women etc., and national governments, some of those participating at the conference and represented on this panel.
With its fast experience in organizing multi-stakeholder partnerships and specific platforms for business engagement in sustainable development the UN Global Compact is uniquely positioned to drive the implementation of the Agenda 2030 through business. However, the challenges e.g. concerning governance, relationships with other organizations and within the UN system, financing, expectation management, etc. are significant.
- Lise Kingo (Executive Director, UN Global Compact)
- Angel Pes (President Global Compact Network Spain, Subdirector General de La Caixa)
- Wilfried Porth (Executive Board, Daimler AG)
- Fiona Reynolds (Executive Director, UN PRI)
- Cobus de Swardt (Managing Director, Transparency International)
- Thomas Fitschen (Director for the UN, for international cooperation against terrorism and for cyber foreign policy at the Federal Foreign Office)
Moderator: Heino von Meyer (Director OECD Berlin Center)
WEDNESDAY | 14 OCTOBER 2015
09:15 – 10:45 High Level Panel “The Alliance for Integrity – Collective Action for Principle 10”
The Alliance for Integrity – Collective Action for Principle 10 #GC15AfIn
Collective action is essential, if we are to effectively reduce the risks of corruption over the long term. The fight against corruption calls for cooperation between all key stakeholders from the fields of government, civil society and the private sector. We can achieve more by working together, for example by sharing lessons learned and know-how, establishing best practices and building alliances. This is precisely the goal that the Alliance for Integrity (AfIn) has set itself.
Together with the main partners from the project’s pilot phase, the top experts on the multi-stakeholder panel will be addressing a number of questions, for example: How can we strengthen cooperation between the public and private sectors? Can the actors look beyond their own interests and contribute effectively to eliminating corruption through collective action?
- Tanja Gönner, Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- Holger Lösch, Member of the Management Board, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
- Dr. Philip Matthey, Chief Compliance Officer, MAN
- Prof. Dr. Edda Müller, Chairwoman, Transparency International Germany
- Maria Adomeit, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (UNODC)
Moderator: Tanja Samrotzki
11:15 – 12:45 Break-Out Sessions
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch Break & Marketplace
13:30 – 14:15 Global Compact Network Germany Assembly (only for German signatories of the UN Global Compact)
14:15 – 15:45 Break-Out Sessions
15:45 – 16:45 Wrap Up, Look Out & Fare Well
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