2019 Global Compact Network Conference

Date/Deadline: 30 Apr, 2019

In celebration of their 10 year history, the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) will convene its inaugural flagship conference – ‘Rebuilding trust in corporate Australia – business as agents for Sustainable Change’. The conference will bring together approximately 200 local and global leaders from business, civil society, academia and Government to discuss trust and role that business can play in rebuilding trust in corporate Australia.

The conference will explore how business can catalyse collective action and impact on the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles their core issue areas of human rights, environmental sustainability and anti-corruption/ transparency, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Taking place from 12pm on 30 April until 5.30pm on 1 May in Melbourne, the event will include sessions on:

– Responsible business as a vehicle for trust
– Principle-based approach to leading action in support of the SDGs
– Impactful collaboration and trust-driven multisector partnerships
– Ethical dilemmas for boards
– Circular economy and how business can play a leading role
– Indigenous empowerment
– Innovative finance for environmental initiatives
– Opportunities for business to support women to thrive
– Transparency and anti-corruption
– Human rights in digital technology
– Water security through stewardship

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