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01.02.2012 UN Secretary-General hosted the Global Compact LEAD executives at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Chaired by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and co-hosted by the Swiss Government, the UN Global Compact, and the Guile Foundation, the Global Compact LEAD Meeting took place in the margins of the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the time of the meeting, the first year results of Global Compact LEAD were analyzed and future priorities of the initiative were discussed. The UN Secretary-General thanked participating executives for compliance with and promotion of sustainable development ideas. One of the key issues for discussion was the preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that will take place in June 2012 in Brazil. It is expected that main directions and mechanisms of sustainable development for the nearest decades will be defined at the conference. Several LEAD companies, including Acciona, CNTG Energies, Enel, Eni and Sakhalin Energy, declared their intention to participate actively in the process of corporate sustainability advancement on the way to Rio+20. It is necessary to mention that Sakhalin Energy is the first and the only Russian company which is chosen by UN as the LEAD participant.

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