Session D-2: Integrating the UN Global Compact into Business Practice to Advance the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

This session is designed to provide a time and space for diverse participants (practitioners, policy makers, and educators) to discuss the managerial, practical and business issues relating to the topic.

How can we promote the integration of the ten principles of the UN Global Compact into business practice to support the advancement of the SDGs? To what extent are businesses able to go beyond the bottom line and practice responsible management with regard to the ten principles of the Global Compact? How can managers of organizations comprehensively and pragmatically address the respective responsibilities and risks in their business and managerial policy and practice? What are the emerging intellectual, research and educational challenges relating to the integration of the UN Global Compact into business practice that will help advance the SDGs? What insights and solutions can practitioners and scholars offer to current and future business leaders on how to practice their professions responsibly in the face of myriad challenges related to the global sustainability agenda and SDGs?

Speakers:

  • How business can use its potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals – The case example of Nestlé
    Katharina Hetze, Amina Wandao (ZHAW School of Management and Law)
  • Origins of the Living Wage Dilemma in the Ready-Made Garment Industry and Inspiration for Paul Kehl Zürich
    Mahela Sriutamayothin (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften – School of Management and Law)
  • Worldwide network of (future) experts in the field of renewables
    Michael Müllneritsch (Aracuba GmbH)
  • Fighting on behalf of human rights: Advancing responsible management and global business ethics in China
    Ruth Wolf (Bar Ilan University)
    Monica Thiel (independent consultant)

Chairs: Milenko Gudić and Kathyrn Haynes, University of Hull