Rio+20: At forum, business leaders discuss shifting to sustainable path
More than 2,000 business leaders, investors and labour activists will today gather at a United Nations forum seeking to reach consensus on sustainable policies that will protect the environment, provide safe and fair conditions for workers, and stimulate economic growth, ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next week. During the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation & Collaboration for the Future We Want, also taking place in Rio de Janeiro, business leaders will have the opportunity to discuss with government and civil society representatives ways in which to implement sustainable policies and trigger innovations, through a series of workshops and thematic sessions linked to Rio+20, such as on energy, water, agriculture and urbanization. “It is absolutely critical that business leaders be involved in the sustainable development dialogue,” the spokesperson for the Corporate Sustainability Forum, Timothy Wall, said in an interview. “The kind of movement that has been developing around the Rio Summit and the issues that are covered by sustainable development cannot be dealt with satisfactorily without the business community.”
Friday, June 15, 2012
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