The official programme of the Leaders Summit will be held on 20 September, with numerous side events and a Leaders Dinner taking place on 19 September. Due to the ongoing renovation of UN Headquarters and capacity limitations, the Leaders Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, at 109 East 42nd Street in New York City.
Please note the agenda is subject to change ahead of the Leaders Summit.
Thursday, 19 September
All events on 19 September will take place at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, with the exception of the Leaders Dinner - to be held at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street.
|08:00 - 18:00||REGISTRATION
|09:00 - 17:00||SPECIAL EVENTS*
Dozens of special events on a range of corporate sustainability topics will be convened throughout the day by the Global Compact and other organizations. Visit the Special Events page to view a list of confirmed events. Sessions are updated on a regular basis.
|09:00 - 17:00||GLOBAL COMPACT ACTION FAIR | Lobby Level
Learn. Connect. Collaborate.
A collaborative space for participants to explore, navigate and commit to key actions and partnerships to address global sustainable development priorities. The Fair will feature innovative tools and resources for learning and action, and facilitate "meet-ups" to encourage networking and collaboration to advance business action in support of the development agenda.
|19:00 - 22:00||
SOLD OUT - BY ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY
The reception-style Leaders Dinner will take place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and will provide an opportunity for participants to network with the Global Compact community. The museum’s world-class galleries and sculpture garden will be open exclusively for viewing by guests throughout the evening.
Friday, 20 September
All events on 20 September will take place at the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, with the exception of the UN Private Sector Forum 2013: Africa - to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street (directly across the street from the Grand Hyatt).
In addition to the scheduled programme, the Action Fair exhibits will be opened for viewing throughout the entire day on the Lobby Level of the Grand Hyatt.
|07:00 - 16:00||REGISTRATION
|07:30 - 08:45||
STORIES OF SUCCESS | Conference Level
Participants are invited to attend a breakfast session on Petrobras and the UN Global Compact principles.
Confirmed Speaker: Armando R. Tripodi, Social Responsibility Executive Manager, Petrobras
|09:00 - 09:45||UNVEILING THE VISION: OPENING PLENARY | Empire Ballroom
The vision and aspirations of the first United Nations members in 1945, as they set out to be "architects of a better world", remain a beacon today – not just for Governments, but also for the thousands of companies and organizations that have become key partners in tackling our world's most pressing challenges. Now, as the Millennium Development Goals 2015 deadline approaches, Governments and the UN are working to set global priorities for the post-2015 period. The post-2015 era presents an historic opportunity for the international business community to contribute to the attainment of worldwide sustainability and development objectives.
The Opening Plenary will:
Confirmed Speakers: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact; Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations; John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Tererai Trent, Founder, Tinogona. Master of Ceremonies: Lord Michael Hastings, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International
|09:45 - 11:30||UNVEILING THE VISION: INTERACTIVE CEO PANEL
Participants will discuss and debate the top drivers – both material and moral – for businesses to integrate responsible practices into their operations and take action on sustainability issues. Using an interactive format to exchange views between the audience and the panel of leading CEOs, the session will:
Confirmed Speakers: Robert Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Limited; Philip Jennings, General Secretary, UNI Global Union; Erika Karp, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Capital Inc.; Jacqueline Novogratz, Chief Executive Officer, Acumen Fund; Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever; Güler Sabanci, Chairperson, Sabanci; Pierre Sané, President, Imagine Africa International; Dov Seidman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LRN; Sander van't Noordende, Group Chief Executive, Accenture
|12:00 - 14:00||
GLOBAL COMPACT ACTION FAIR: JUMPSTART ACTION | Lobby Level
Six Jumpstart Action sessions will be held to complement the various themes and initiatives of the Action Fair. The objective of these sessions is to inspire business to commit to and scale up action and collaboration in key areas, including:
Lunch will be served.
|12:00 - 14:00||
UN PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM 2013: AFRICA
Confirmed Speakers: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations; John Fallon, Chief Executive Officer, Pearson Plc.; Jørgen Haslestad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International ASA; Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Elias Masilela, Chief Executive Officer, Public Investment Corporation; Femi Oke, Journalist, Al Jazeera
|14:30 - 16:30||BUILDING BLOCKS: EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
Businesses across the globe have increasingly adopted development-oriented strategies and approaches as part of their widening commitment to corporate sustainability and responsibility. However, the converging interests of the international community and the business world will mean little unless accompanied by concerted and coordinated actions that produce lasting, positive impact in societies and economies.
In smaller break-out groups, participants will focus on components of the Architecture believed to hold special promise for scale, collaboration and impact. Executive Sessions will focus on the following six areas:
|17:00 - 18:00||
ARCHITECTS OF A BETTER WORLD: CLOSING PLENARY | Empire Ballroom
Confirmed Speakers: Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD; Hon. Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education; Jean Guy Carrier, Secretary General, ICC; Paolo Andrea Colombo, Chairman, Enel; Jan Eliasson, Deputy-Secretary-General, United Nations; Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact; Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International; Ernst Ligteringen, Chief Executive, GRI, Waldemir Ival Loto, Chief Executive Officer, André Maggi Group; Femi Oke, Journalist, Al Jazeera; Martha Tilaar, Chairperson, Martha Tilaar Group; Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Ltd.
|18:00 - 19:00||CLOSING RECEPTION | Lobby Level