Ban Ki-moon to address Dubai’s sustainability development meet
The event – Sustainability in Action: Business and the Sustainable Development Goals – is being held in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, is expected to deliver a special video address to open the second regional forum of corporate sustainability initiative on Thursday, 27th of October in Dubai, it has been announced.
According to a statement released here, the event – Sustainability in Action: Business and the Sustainable Development Goals – is being organized by Pearl Initiative, a leading Gulf non-profit organization promoting a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness. The event is being held in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).
The Forum will convene under the patronage of Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Honorary Chairman of the Pearl Initiative, who will also present the opening keynote address. More than 700 regional and international business leaders are expected to gather at the forum, as well as representatives from the United Nations, the public sector, and members of civil society to discuss the region’s business approach and capabilities in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year’s theme follows the January 2016 launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 goals cover a broad spectrum of global sustainable development challenges and opportunities. The Forum seeks to convene business leaders and their stakeholders across the Gulf Region to explore ways to foster economic growth, sustainable development and job creation for the benefit of succeeding generations.
Developed in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Partnerships in 2010, Pearl Initiative is the leading Gulf business-led organization fostering a corporate culture of accountability and transparency.