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UN Global Compact collaborates with WindMade

Apr 13, 2012

The UN Global Compact’s Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum is all set to be one of the first environment-friendly events run entirely on wind power.

The UN Global Compact’s Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum to be held in June 2012, just ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, would be the first event in the history of the United Nations to run entirely on wind power. Their sustainability partner in this would be WindMade, the global consumer label that marks out companies, events and products using wind power.  

 Special efforts will be made at this event, labeled WindMade Corporate Sustainability Forum, to minimize waste, use sustainable materials and recycle products. Participants at the Forum will be encouraged to contribute to offsetting the carbon emissions caused by their participation and travel.  After all, would it do for a high-voltage UN event on corporate sustainability to guzzle thermal power?

 “The WindMade partnership helps us walk the talk on greater sustainability in Rio,” said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “We want the Corporate Sustainability Forum to be remembered for the way in which it helped advance sustainability development around the world, not for its environmental footprint.” 

“We are delighted to work with the UN Global Compact on making the Forum compliant with the WindMade requirement for events, and also to be the overall sustainability partner,” said HenrikKuffner, WindMade’s CEO. “This is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how sustainability efforts can be implemented in practice, and we believe that this will be highly appreciated by the business representatives at the event.” 

With more than 2000 representatives expected to participate, the Forum aims to strengthen the business contribution to sustainable development globally – seeking to bring greater scale to responsible business practices, to advance and diffuse sustainable innovation, and to stimulate broader collaboration between companies, governments, civil society and the UN. 

 

 

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