(3BL Media) New York, NY - May 3, 2012 - The UN Global Compact, in partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), announced today a worldwide call for commitments to actions and partnerships that advance progress along the six core themes of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, to be held on 15-18 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. The call urges companies to help address the global challenges highlighted by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
In a special video address posted on the Global Compact website, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged companies globally to step up their commitment to sustainability in the lead-up to Rio+20: “We need to put our world on a more sustainable path: economically, socially, and environmentally…Solutions exist that can have profound impacts. But we need many more companies to awaken to this agenda.”
By making a commitment to action, companies can demonstrate leadership in advancing sust