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12.04.2012 Chairman of Steering Committee of the UN GC Network Russia was appointed to the UN Global Compact Board

For the first time in the life of UN Global Compact a Russian businessman became a member of the UN Global Compact Board, the UN GCs highest-level advisory body involving business, civil society, labour and employers organizations. Andrei Galaev, CEO of the oil and gas company Sakhalin Energy and Chairman of Steering Committee of the UN GC Network Russia was appointed to the Board by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April. This appointment demonstrates perspectives of Russian business in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility.

Global Compact is the largest voluntary initiative in the world that combines companies and public organizations aimed to affirm their commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and promote sustainable development. Presently, Global Compact includes more than 7,000 corporate participants from over 130 countries.

The major purpose of the UN Global Compact Board is to provide high-level strategic advice relating to the UN Global Compact and the evolving United Nations-Business relationship more generally. Drawing in particular on the expertise and recommendations of its business members, the Board also oversees implementation of the Global Compacts integrity measures. The Board is chaired by the UN Secretary-General. The total number of Board members equals 32, of whom 20 represent business. Among Board members are the leaders of such corporations as BASF SE (Germany), Sinopec (China), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Ltd. (India), Petrobras (Brazil), Unilever (UK), Bank of America (Unites States of America) and others.

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