On Thursday June 13, 2013 over 100 participants from the private and public sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, gathered at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Canada, to celebrate the official launch of the Global Compact Network Canada- the Canadian local chapter of the UN Global Compact.
The tremendous efforts of Megan and Helle were well recognized and rewarded with the presence and enthusiasm of many important Canadian stakeholders. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact kicked off the day discussing the value of the Global Compact and its importance in CanadGlobal Compact Network Canada Launcha. Other high-caliber panellists, representing a variety of sectors and industries, discussed important topics such as the value of a Global Compact Network in Canada, what responsible leadership looks like, and the value of reporting and communicating results, among other topics.From integrating reporting and sustainability into the fabric of the business, adding even more trust and credibility to the Canadian brand, to engaging investors, leadership, suppliers; and scaling impact through collaboration – the opportunities for Canadian companies are boundless.
The launch of the Global Compact was also celebrated the following day, Friday June 14, 2013, when Helle and Megan, alongside several other business leaders in Canada, opened the market at the Toronto Global Compact Network Canada LaunchStock Exchange. The ceremony was then followed by the first Local Network Meeting.
To demonstrate our commitment and support for the UNGC – we at B. Accountability – are honoured to have become a participant of the UN Global Compact. We believe that alignment with the UNGC’sTen Principles in our work and business will help us raise the bar on our own performance, provide us access to a knowledgeable network and connect us with emerging ideas, while making us more effective in supporting business on addressing related dilemmas. We look forward to seeing the UNGC in Canada succeed and collaborate with many already established and valuable networks, initiatives and broader stakeholders.