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UN Global Compact & ISO 26000 as part of a Firm's Sustainability Approach: Learning from the Schneider Electric Experience

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, 12 December 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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The Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Compact Network Canada are pleased to present the following webinar:

 

The UN Global Compact & ISO 26000 as Frameworks for Corporate Sustainability: Learning from the Schneider Electric Experience
 
A wide variety of instruments and tools are available to assist companies in developing their approaches to sustainability.  Two of the most prominent global instruments are the UN Global Compact and the ISO 26000 - both of which provide global guidance on social responsibility.  
 
The Global Compact Network Canada and the Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility are pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, on Thursday, December 12, 2013.  The webinar will explore the purpose and role of the UN Global Compact and the ISO 26000 as instruments to guide corporate citizenship.  Speakers include:

 

  • Helle Bank Jorgensen, Head of the Global Compact Network Canada discussing the UN Global Compact as the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with over 10,000 signatories in 130 countries committing to ten universally accepted principles relating to human rights, anti-corruption, labour and the environment.
  • Prof. Kernaghan Webb, Law & Business Department, Ryerson University discussing the role of ISO 26000 as a global standard that guides how businesses and other organizations can operate in a socially responsible way.  ISO 26000 addresses 7 key core SR topics, and was developed through an extensive five year multistakeholder process involving inter-governmental bodies, governments, industry, labour, consumer groups, and others, from developed and developing countries.
  • Special address from Mr. Chris Curtis, Senior Advisor and former President and CEO of Schneider Electric (North America):will discuss Schneider Electric's sustainability approach, and in particular, the role and use of the UN Global Compact and ISO 26000 in development and implementation of the Schneider Electric Sustainability Approach.*  

About Schneider Electric:Schneider Electric is a France-based multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management.  Chris Curtis is President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric NA, a division of Schneider Electric SA.  With operations in over 130 countries, Schneider Electric SA is a $31 billion global energy management company headquartered in France.
 
About Chris Curtis: Chris’s experience with Schneider Electric currently spans two decades and, at present he is a Senior Advisor to Schneider Electric. and recently as CEO oversaw all operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Under Chris’ North American leadership, sales topped $7 billion with industry-leading market share, profitability and cash-flow generation. In addition, was  a member of the Corporate Executive Committee, and from 2008 to 2012, he led Schneider Electric’s Buildings Business ($2 billion) globally. Chris is a leading authority on “Intelligent Energy.” He has directed Schneider Electric’s efforts to drive energy efficiency and sustainability around the globe and will sit as Chair of the Board of Governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in 2014 to complement his leadership efforts with several non-profit organizations.
 
To participate in this webinar, please register here:  xxxx
 
* For more information on Schneider Electric Sustainability Approach see:  http://www2.schneider-electric.com/documents/presentation/en/local/2013/04/strategy-and-sustainable-highlights-2012-2013.pdf and http://www2.schneider-electric.com/documents/sustainable-development/sustainability-investors-analysts/schneider-electric-sustainable-development-commitment.pdf Event Details:

Webinar Event title: UN Global Compact & ISO 26000 as part of a Firm's Sustainability Approach: Learning from the Schneider Electric Experience

Date: Thursday, December 12

Time:  12 noon to 1:30 pm

Location: Webinar

To participate in this webinar, register here  

For further information - http://ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/

Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca 

Have questions about UN Global Compact & ISO 26000 as part of a Firm's Sustainability Approach: Learning from the Schneider Electric Experience? Contact Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Toronto, ON M5G
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EST)


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