This is an information notice for the International Conference on “Practical steps towards a knowledge based economy” and Seventh session of the SPECA Project Working Group on Knowledge-based Development, organized by ESCAP on 16 to 17 June 2015 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
This year’s G20 summit will take place on 15-16 November 2015 in Antalya, Turkey. The Turkish presidency of the G20 laid out three priorities: strengthening the global recovery, enhancing resilience, and buttressing sustainability. To ensure inclusive and robust growth through collective action, the Turkish presidency suggested focusing on three I’s: inclusiveness, implementation, and investment for growth.
Presentations from Session 5: Enabling increased sustainability of business operations: What role for Governments? at the "Regional Conference on Aligning Corporate Sustainability with SDGs", 20 May 2015, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
-Thomas Thomas, CEO, ASEAN CSR Network (Talking point provided)
How the OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct Can Reinforce the Sustainable Development Goals
-Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair, OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
-Pooran Pandey, Executive Director, Global Compact Network India*
Presentations from Session 4: Increasing sustainability and enabling the SDGs: What role for banking and finance? at the "Regional Conference on Aligning Corporate Sustainability with SDGs", 20 May 2015, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
-George (Kam Ho) Yuen, Independent Non-Executive Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia), Hong Kong, China and Chair of the EBAC Task Force on Banking and Finance
Presentations from Session 3: Integrating sustainability in business operations and stimulating SDG related investments: Private sector views and experiences Integrating Sustainability in Business and Stimulating SDG, at the "Regional Conference on Aligning Corporate Sustainability with SDGs", 20 May 2015, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
-Carson Wen, Partner, Jones Day, Chair of EBAC Task Force of Green Business*
The Readymade Garment Industry in Bangladesh: Sustainability Practices and Challenges
-Asif Ibrahim, Vice Chairman, Newage Group of Companies, Bangladesh
Presentations from Session 2: Sustainability monitoring and disclosure : how can it help drive the process? at the "Regional Conference on Aligning Corporate Sustainability with SDGs", 20 May 2015, UNCC, Bangkok, Thailand
-Pietro Bertazzi, Senior Manager Public Policy and International Affairs, Global Reporting Initiative
-James Kallman, Founder, Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards and President Director, Moores Rowland