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A Global Compact For Sustainable Development

Mon Apr 4, 2016 8:00AM - 6:00PM • Calendars: Homepage

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On April 3-4, 2016, the University of Notre Dame and the UN Global Compact will convene a meeting designed to educate students about the role of business in advancing the SDGs, to attract more companies to participate in the endeavor and to assist in understanding how the Papal Encyclical on the Environment (Laudato Si’) shares a common mission. The theme of the meeting is expressed well by Lise Kingo, the new UN Global Compact Executive Director: “From principled business practices to making long-term commitments aligned with the SDGs, we need more companies around the world to join the UN Global Compact and help to change the world around them.” Leading companies advancing the SDGs will address the meeting with their formula for success.

For more information, including reservations and travel, please visit:  http://mendozaevents.nd.edu/Encyclical/ or view A Global Compact For Sustainable Development Flyer.

Agenda - Monday, April 4: Reflections on Prospects for Sustainable Development

8:00 am     Breakfast – Atrium, Mendoza College of Business
9:00 am     Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

  • Gerard F. Cavanagh, S.J., Charles T. Fisher III Chair of Business Ethics, University of Detroit Mercy
  • Martijn Cremers, Department of Finance, University of Notre Dame
  • Daniel Malan, Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

10:15 am     Break
10:30 am     Continue Reflections on the Prospects for Sustainable Development, Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

  • Stephen Yong-Seung Park, Director of the Institute for Peace Through Commerce and the Dean of International Affairs, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Anne Tsui, Distinguished Professor, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China

12:00 pm     Lunch – Atrium, Mendoza College of Business
12:30 pm     Welcome – Dean Roger D. Huang, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
1:15 pm       Continue Reflections on the Prospects for Sustainable Development, Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

  • Malcolm McIntosh, FRS, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise of Griffith University, Australia
  • Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow of the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writer for The New York Times
  • Mark R. Kennedy, Director and Professor of Political Management, Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University. Kennedy served three terms in the U.S. Congress and was a presidentially appointed trade advisor under both President Bush and President Obama.

3:15 pm     Break
3:30 pm     Will the Encyclical Matter in Reshaping the Energy Policy? Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

  • Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence at Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University
  • Gregory Dalton,  VP of Commonwealth Club of California and the founder of Climate One
  • Bernhard Frey, Programme Manager, Environment and Climate Office at United Nations Global Compact Office

5:00 pm     Closing Remarks

 

CONVENED BY:

  • The Center for Ethics and Religious Values In Business, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and
  • The United Nations Global Compact

With the cooperation of:

  • The Center for Social Concerns, University of Notre Dame
  • The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy), University of Notre Dame
  • The Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, a part of the Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame Sustainability Minor, University of Notre Dame

 

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