Venue: Grand Hyatt New York
City: New York
Website: UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World
Description: The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is a triennial gathering of top executives of Global Compact companies and other stakeholder groups. The largest gathering of its kind, the Leaders Summit represents a unique opportunity for Global Compact participants to discuss corporate sustainability strategy at the highest level, and produce strategic recommendations and action imperatives for the future of the initiative.
More broadly, the Leaders Summit aims to deepen the commitment of participating leaders from business, labour and civil society to the Global Compact and its principles; to build and scale up momentum within the business sector; and to foster enabling environments and collective action.
The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013 will be a historic gathering of leaders from business and the investment community, civil society, labour and academia, as well as Government and the United Nations. Participants will reflect the composition and regional distribution of the various stakeholder groups within the UN Global Compact.
The Leaders Summit is an invitation-only event. Invitations will be sent to top executives of companies participating in the Global Compact, and a select number of non-business organizations, on a rolling basis.
Chief executives are encouraged to extend a Leaders Summit invitation to up to three senior-level representatives of their company. Non-business participants may invite one additional representative. Please note that due to the high-level nature of the Leaders Summit, only senior-level nominations will be accepted and organizations are encouraged to strive for gender-balanced delegations.