Globalisation, Sustainability in the 21st Century
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 18:30-22:15. VIP Reception at 17:30.
Where: Auditorium, Hogeschool
van Amsterdam, Weesperzijde
190, Amsterdam [next to Amstelstation]
Ticket information: http://www.clubofamsterdam.com/ticketcorner.html
Our keynote speakers are:
Jorritsma-Lebbink, former Dutch Vice Prime Minister, Minister
of Economic Affairs:
"Giving a view on how western countries can and must deal
with a sustainable economy in a globalizing surrounding. What
are the risks, what are the chances. What role must the WTO, the
EU and other international organizations play.
Globalization is a natural process, against which you can not
and should not fight, but which you should promote and guide in
the right direction."
Hohnen, Vice-President, Strategic Development, Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI):
"The September 2002 UN World
Summit on Sustainable Development saw governments cautiously endorse
globalisation. They did so believing that globalisation could
be a tool for alleviating poverty and ensuring that the benefits
of development were better shared. They also recognised the key
role of business in this process. Recognising, also, that growth
could have negative impacts for societies and eco-systems, governments
committed to promoting increased responsibility and accountability
by the business community. They specifically cited the Global
Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines as an instrument that could
help business in meeting this challenge. The presentation will
outline some of the ways in which the GRI is being used to help
move industry and other stakeholders towards a more sustainable
future, and to enhance corporate governance at the same time."
and our panelists
Thijssen, Managing Director of Hamilton International
- Mark de Beer,
Deputy Director, Amsterdam Foreign Investment Office
and our host Peter
C. van Gorsel, Director of the Institute for Media and
Information Management, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
"The Global Reporting Initiative is an admirable response
to one of the primary challenges of our times: making global markets
more stable and inclusive." - Kofi Annan, Secretary
General of the United Nations
Who should attend?
This Event is essential for small and medium-sized companies as
well as for large enterprises, NGOs and governmental organisations!
Anyone interested in economy should use this opportunity to stay
in touch and be prepared for future developments.
Report about the Event & Resources
Mechanism for Sustainability,
by Menno Scheers
Impressions from the Event