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TOWARDS GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY... Corporate Accountability
Through Transparency


16 - 18 November 2000, Cap d'Ail & Monaco

 

Thursday, 16 November

Friday, 17 November

Saturday, 18 November

 

On Thursday, 16 November, participants at the Global Responsibility Founding Forum met for an afternoon opening ceremony, two parallel discussion sessions, and an evening reception for the official inauguration of Global Responsibility. Javed Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of Global Responsibility, welcomed participants, highlighted goals, and signaled the aim to offer a cost effective state of the art service in corporate sustainability reporting. Ulrika Wennberg, Business Development Director of Global Responsibility, discussed past and future planned efforts on sustainability reporting and the development of the Global Responsibility Communication Platform. In the first discussion session, Mats Hägerström, Global Responsibility Sector Advisor, outlined the contents of the Communication Platform, a web-based service for sustainability reporting and stakeholder dialogue. In the second discussion session, pioneer partner company representatives heard reports on and discussed the status and direction of Platform technology and the verification of Platform information.

During the official inauguration of Global Responsibility, Stephen Somerville, Reuters Foundation Trustee, introduced the documentary film “The Global Youth Reporters from Sweden to Jordan.” After the film, Chris Ryan, Director of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), noted that the first Global Environmental Youth Convention was hosted by the IIIEE in 2000 and that the second Convention would be held in Turin, Italy in 2002. Karl Lidgren, Chairman of Global Responsibility, highlighted improved cooperation with business and noted that the Global Responsibility Forum will allow for a free flow of information for those wanting to participate. Domingo Jiménez-Beltrán, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, underscored the EU’s progress toward consistent sustainability policy-making, lauded placing accountability and transparency in the hands of business, and stressed the networking role of the Global Responsibility Forum.

Mats Hägerström and Thierry Larrivée, Global Responsibility Sector Advisors, Javed Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of Global Responsibility, Ulrika Wennberg, Business Development Director of Global Responsibility.

Javed Ahmad opens the Global Responsibility Founding Forum.

Ulrika Wennberg discusses past and future planned efforts on sustainability reporting and the development of the Global Responsibility Communication Platform.


Ulrika Wennberg, Business Development Director of Global Responsibility.


Mats Hägerström, Global Responsibility Sector Advisor.

Mats Hägerström, outlined the contents of the Communication Platform, a web-based service for sustainability reporting and stakeholder dialogue.


Participants listening to the presentation on the Global Responsibility Communication Platform.


Carl Foung (left), Administrative Director, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics with fellow participants. 


Hans Wennberg, Global Responsibility, speaks with Tony Rushton, Global Responsibility.

 


Thierry Larrivée, Global Responsibility Sector Advisor.


Anna Lise Mortensen, Vice-President, Director of Sustainability  Issues, Hartman.


Pekka Seitola, Cyber Com Consulting.


Javed Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of Global Responsibility.

 


Ice sculpture at the reception for the official inauguration of Global Responsibility.

 

 
Images from the documentary film “The Global Youth Reporters from Sweden to Jordan”, by Via Le Monde, Canada.

 

Stephen Somerville introduces the documentary film “The Global Youth Reporters from Sweden to Jordan.”


Stephen Somerville, Reuters Foundation Trustee.


Chris Ryan, Director of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics.

 

Chris Ryan notes that the first Global Environmental Youth Convention was hosted by the IIIEE in 2000 and that the second Convention would be held in Turin, Italy in 2002.


Karl Lidgren, Chairman of Global Responsibility.

Karl Lidgren highlights improved cooperation with business and noted that the Global Responsibility Forum will allow for a free flow of information for those wanting to participate.
Domingo Jim�nez-Beltr�n underscores the EU�s progress toward consistent sustainability policy-making, lauded placing accountability and transparency in the hands of business, and stressed the networking role of the Global Responsibility Forum.


Domingo Jim�nez-Beltr�n, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency.


Participants at the reception for the official inauguration of Global Responsibility. 

 


The official inauguration of Global Responsibility.

Links

bullet The Global Responsibility Founding Forum bullet World Business Council for Sustainable Development
bullet The Global Responsibility Communication Platform bullet The Foundation for Business and Sustainable Development
bullet Global Compact

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