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Press Briefing
24 June, 2010
11:10 - 11:40 Leaders Summit Opening Press Briefing
The press briefing is intended to provide an overview of the status of the sustainability agenda and the UN Global Compact, and to articulate expectations for the Leaders Summit.

Moderator: Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact
  • H.E. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Mr. Mark Foster, Group Chief Executive, Accenture
  • Mr. Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Construction
    Company
  • Ms. Huguette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Directors, Transparency International
  • Mr. Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
Video English (25 minutes)
12:15 - 12:50 Press Briefing: Principles for Responsible Investment
The UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative was established as a framework to help investors achieve better longterm investment returns and sustainable markets through analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment process and the exercise of responsible ownership practices. Panelists will provide a brief overview of the impact of the PRI Initiative, discuss the clear challenges set by the corporate sector to the investment community in the UN Global Compact/Accenture survey and urge companies and investors to work together to create the sustainability tipping point. Additional perspectives on the role of investors will be presented by Wolfgang Engshuber of Munich Reinsurance America; Martin Skancke, Asset Management Department, Norwegian Ministry of Finance; and Bill McGrew, Portfolio Manager, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Moderator: Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact
  • James Gifford, Executive Director, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Donald MacDonald, Chair, Principles for Responsible Investment; Trustee, British Telecom Pension Scheme
  • Wolfgang Engshuber, Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Directors, Munich Reinsurance America
  • Martin Skancke, Director General, Asset Management Department, Norwegian Ministry of Finance
  • Bill McGrew, Portfolio Manager, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
Video English (32 minutes)
14:00 - 14:45 Press Briefing: Children Mean Business: Respecting and Supporting Children's Rights
UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children call on the business community to join them in developing a set of universal principles - known as the Children’s Principles for Business - that envisions business as a positive force in promoting child rights in the context of the corporate sustainability agenda. By applying these principles throughout business operations and spheres of influence the corporate community can maximize the positive impacts and avoid the negative impacts that commercial activities may have on children.

Moderator: Kate Donovan, Press Officer, UNICEF Media Section
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Philip O'Brien, Director of Private Funding and Partnerships, UNICEF
  • Elisabeth Dahlin, Secretary-General, Save the Children Sweden
  • Dr. Jamshed Irani, Director of the Board, Tata Group
Video English (21 minutes)
25 June, 2010
8:00 - 8:45 Press Briefing: Responsible Business in Conflict-Afflicted and High-Risk Areas
The press briefing will focus on the launch of the "Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors," the first joint publication of UNGC and PRI addressing issues related to investing in weak governance zones. Company representatives, investors and a government official will communicate their motivation and interest in using this Guidance.

Moderator: Sir Mark Moody Stuart, Vice Chair, UN Global Compact Board
  • Ms. Wang Yuan, Director-General, China Development Bank
  • Mr. Bill McGrew, Portfolio Manager, Corporate Governance, Calpers
  • Ambassador Martin Dahinden, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Video English (36 minutes)
10:40 - 11:15 Press Briefing: The Earth Institute and ENI spa Announce New Partnership in Support of Sustainable Development

Moderator: Matthias Stausberg, Spokesperson, UN Global Compact
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
  • Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI spa
Video English (25 minutes)
13:30 - 14:15 Leaders Summit Closing Press Briefing

Moderator: Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy
  • Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
  • Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
  • Chad Holliday, Chairman, Bank of America and Member, UN Global Compact Board
Video English (19 minutes)