Global Business Leaders Convene to Discuss Blueprint for Sustainability Leadership


(Davos) – Chief Executives from around the world met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a luncheon in Davos today to discuss the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership (Blueprint), a roadmap to sustainability excellence first introduced by the UN Global Compact in 2010. The gathering aimed to further advance implementation of the Blueprint by business.

The luncheon was attended by over 70 leaders from business, the financial world, and academia, as well as several of the UN MDG Advocates, a group of prominent individuals who work actively with the UN in promoting achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The luncheon was hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the UN Global Compact, Fondation Guilé, KPMG and Novo Nordisk. It followed the launch of Global Compact LEAD, an new action platform launched by the Global Compact for companies committed to comprehensive and advanced sustainability performance (Read More).
The discussion centred on the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Blueprint and clarified the role that different actors can play in enhancing the impact of the Global Compact.

The Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership presents a comprehensive framework for action – including an action plan for how companies can more actively embrace and advance broad UN issues and goals. It was launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010 and has been widely embraced by business and non-business stakeholders.

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Matthias Stausberg
Spokesperson, UN Global Compact