Advancing Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si')
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.
Agenda - Sunday, April 3
12:00 pm Lunch – Atrium, Mendoza College of Business
1:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation
2:30 pm Company Presentations on Sustainable Development
- 3M: Jean Sweeney, Vice President, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
- Novartis: Charlie Hough, Vice President and Global Head of Strategy, Corporate Responsibility
- Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc.: Scott Mitchell, President & CEO
5:00 pm Reception – Atrium, Mendoza College of Business
6:00 pm Dinner – Atrium, Mendoza College of Business
7:00 pm Music, Notre Dame Glee Club
7:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
- 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
Father Williams, along with the two other members of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Global Compact and several staff members of the United Nations, drafted the RESPONSE See the document to the Papal Encyclical on the Environment.
For more information, including reservations and travel, please visit: http://mendozaevents.nd.edu/Encyclical/ or view A Global Compact For Sustainable Development Flyer.