UN Global Compact brings Ethiopian CEOs to discussion table

Friday, 13 June, 2014

Very quick heads-up here: the United Nations Global Compact yesterday brought us good news from Ethiopia, where it would appear responsible practice is catching on. No less than 20 CEOs of Ethiopian companies gathered this week to discuss the importance of responsible practices to their business strategies at the UN Global Compact CEO Roundtable on Corporate Sustainability in Ethiopia, co-hosted with the Pan-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI). 

The event was part of a week-long conference entitled Africa: Advancing Partnerships and Responsible Business Leadership, also co-hosted by other partners including the UN Economic Commission for Africa, UNDP, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the World Intellectual Property Organization. the goal of the meeting was the promotion of responsible business in Africa and the exploration of potential partnerships between the business sector, the UN, civil society, Governments and Global Compact Local Networks, all with the wider goal of advancing sustainable development.

Issues covered in the meeting included women’s empowerment, education, and efforts to support communities through job creation and responsible development.

For more detail on the work of the Global Compact in Africa and the Global Compact Local Networks, click here.