In conjunction with the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum (15-18 June 2012) and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20 (20-22 June 2012), a number of complementary events will focus on the business role in advancing sustainable development.
Please see below for details on selected events and meetings in Rio de Janeiro.
3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education: The Future We WantPrinciples for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 14-15 June 2012Windsor Barra Hotel & Congresses, Rio de Janeiro
The 3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education will be the official platform for management schools and academic institutions at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Organized by the Principles for Responsible Management (PRME), an initiative sponsored by the UN Global Compact, the 1.5-day programme will feature three sessions highlighting good practices and the role of academic institutions in training current and future business leaders: Pathways to Achieving Sustainable Development; Setting the Incentives for Responsible Management Education; Innovation in Practice: Integrating (Corporate) Sustainability into Education, Research and Campus Administration. The Global Forum is designed for 1) leaders of PRME signatories and of business schools, management departments or universities considering becoming PRME signatories; 2) faculty members responsible for implementation of the Principles; and 3) business representatives responsible for the selection of new talent as well as for identifying executive education programs.
3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education
BASD 2012 Business Day: Achieving ScaleBusiness Action for Sustainable Development 19 June 2012Windsor Barra Hotel & Congresses, Rio de Janeiro
The Global Business Day at Rio+20 will be the main event from the Business and Industry Major Group coordinator BASD 2012. It will provide a high-profile platform for interaction between business, government and NGO participants. In the morning, sector-oriented dialogue sessions will highlight the business solutions being delivered, commitments to action, and the hurdles to achieving scale. Sessions planned include Agriculture, Cement, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Energy/Power, Forestry, Materials, Oil & Gas and Transport. A working "roundtable" luncheon for senior government, business and UN officials will focus on Achieving Scale and the role of trade and investment in sustainable development. Business commitments to sustainable development will also be featured. In the afternoon a range of dialogues and panel discussions will address the key themes of Rio+20. Sessions planned include Access to Energy, Food Security, Green Economy, Inclusive Business, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, International Governance, Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Development, Technology in Sustainable Development, Urbanization and Water.
World Business and Development AwardsInternational Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and UN Development Programme (UNDP)19 June 2012Windsor Barra Hotel & Congresses, Rio de Janeiro
Celebrating a decade of biennial award giving, the World Business and Development Awards are organized by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership this year with the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the UN Global Compact. The Awards demonstrate how businesses can, through their core business activities, help achieve the Millennium Development Goals - eight internationally-agreed targets to reduce poverty and environmental degradation and improve education, health conditions and gender equality by 2015. By bringing together examples of innovative, effective practice, the Awards also create a valuable platform and network for leading businesses and entrepreneurs to share experiences and promote best practices after Rio+20, encouraging other business and governments to replicate and scale initiatives. The award ceremony will be held on 19 June, culminating the BASD Business Day.
World Business and Development Awards
Sustainia20 June 2012Rio de Janeiro
Sustainia is a global construction site for building a sustainable future in a collaborative effort between those that have the ideas, technologies and solutions. It is inspired and designed by the world's leading companies, institutions and experts. Sustainia demonstrates and communicates what the world of tomorrow could look like and be like to live in if we implemented ready and available technologies. It is a clear demonstration of the society we could create if sectors, companies, scientists, politicians and civil society worked together towards a common goal. During the Rio+20 Conference, Sustainia will present a catalogue of 100 sustainable solutions - the Sustainia100 - that have been identified as solutions taking us to Sustainia. This powerful pool of solutions will complement the overall vision described in the Guide to Sustainia. Together, the Sustainia100 and the second edition of the Guide to Sustainia will be launched on 20 June at a high-level reception, broadening the Sustainia vision beyond its current chapters on homes, cities, transportation and energy systems.
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