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GLOBAL COMPACT

POLICY DIALOGUE:

Supply Chain Management and Partnerships

 

DRAFT AGENDA

12-13 June 2003

Room 4, UNHQ Headquarters, New York

 

 

June 12 ALL PARTICIPANTS – Room 4_            _______

 

 

 9:00am - 9:30am       Registration

 

 

 9:30am – 10:45am     Plenary Session

 

Chair: Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator

UN Development Programme

 

    George Heller, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company

                    

Barbara Krumsiek, President & Chief Executive Officer, Calvert

 

Mike Posner, Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights

 

 

10:45am -11:00am      Coffee Break

 

 

11:00am – 6:00pm Participants Divided into Parallel Sessions:

 

I - Supply Chain Management – Room 6

II –Partnerships – Room 4


 

June 12 I - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SESSION – Room 6__

 

11:00am - 12:30pm     Panel Discussion: The Global Compact Principles in the Supply Chain

 

                                    Moderator: Jim Thomas, Executive Director - Health, Safety, Environment & Business Continuity, Novartis Corporation

§      What do the GC principles mean and how do they translate into corporate practice throughout the supply chain?

§      Company Experiences in Implementing the 9 Principles

 

BMW Group’s Sustainability Approach to Procurement Procedures

Guido Prick, Group Representative for Environmental/Sustainability Management Systems, BMW Group

 

Eskom's Black Economic Empowerment Programme

Wendy Poulton, Corporate Sustainability & Environment Manager, Eskom

 

Promoting Supplier Compliance to the Nine GC Principles

Dal LaMagna, Chief Executive Officer, Tweezerman

 

                                                Partnership in the Supply Chain in Morocco

Natalia Manso, Corporate and Social Responsibilty, Inditex

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm       Lunch Break – UNHQ Cafeteria.

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm         Panel Discussion: Strengthening the Capacity of Suppliers

 

Moderator: Peter Brew, Director of Operational Policy, International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

 

                     Suppliers’ Perspective

§         What skills and/or resources do suppliers need to meet social and environmental standards?  What is the business case?

§           What are the key challenges faced by suppliers?

MNC Perspective

§         How best to incorporate empowerment, capacity-building and training rather than an exclusively top-down enforcement strategy?

§           What are the key challenges faced?

 

Rick Darling, President, Li & Fung USA

 

Human Values Chain

Sergio Feliciangeli, Chief Executive Officer, ALFESA, Paraguay

 

Peter Whitford, Chief Executive Officer, Wet Seal Inc.  former President Worldwide, Disney Stores

 

Mil Niepold, Director of Policy,  Verité

 

June 12 I - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SESSION   ________

 

 

3:00pm – 5:00pm         Break-Out Groups Session: Challenges & Opportunities along the Supply Chain

§         A focus on  the key issues raised during the two plenary sessions

 

 

5:00pm-6:00pm    Plenary Session

                     Report back from break-out groups

 

 

6:00pm                        Cocktails – Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, One United Nations Plaza, 29th fl

                                                       (44th St. at First Ave, 212-758-1234)


 

June 12   II - PARTNERSHIPS SESSION – ROOM 4 ______         ___

 

 

11.00am – 12.30pm    Panel Discussion: The Building Blocks of Partnerships              

 

Moderator: Kerstin Leitner, Resident Representative, UNDP China

 

§         Introduction to the Global Compact

§         Principles, criteria and definitions of partnership

§         How partnerships contribute to corporate social responsibility goals

§         How partnerships contribute to development

§         Practical tools

 

Georg Kell, Executive Head, Global Compact Office

 

Adrian Hodges, Managing Director, Corporate & Partnership Development, IBLF

 

Philippe Rabit, Advisor to the Chairman, Carrefour

 

Bradford Gentry, Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Yale University

 

Michael Warner, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute

 

 

12.30pm – 2.00pm      Lunch BreakUNHQ Cafeteria.

 

 

2.00pm – 3.30pm Panel Discussion: How to work with the UN    

 

                     Moderator: Nathalie Hahn, President, Hahn Associates

 

§         Opportunities for co-operation: The Millennium Development Goals

§         The private sector perspective on working with the UN

§         The experience of the United Nations Development Programme

 

Bruce Jenks, Director for Strategic Partnerships, UNDP

 

Erin Walsh, Manager of International Strategies and Partnerships, Cisco Systems

 

Francois Kaisin, Director, Global Compact and WBCSD Liaison Delegate, Suez

 

Sirkka Korpela, Director Business Partnerships, UNDP

 

 

3.30pm – 3.45pm        Coffee Break

 

 

June 12   II - PARTNERSHIPS SESSION          _____                

 

 

3.45pm – 5.45pm       Discussions around the UN – Business Partnership Project Examples

These sessions will delve into the individual experiences of companies that have formed concrete partnerships with various UN agencies. Presentations will highlight how the relationships were formed, the negotiation processes, as well as the business benefits and developmental outcomes of the projects. Specifically, through open discussions led by the partners we hope to draw out answers to the following questions:

 

§         What components went into the partnership and what was the outcome?

§         What were the lessons learned?

§         How can these partnership models be replicated / scaled up?

 

 

3:45pm – 4:45pm Break-Out Groups Session 1:
Group Leaders: Kerstin Leitner, UNDP China & Nathalie Hahn, Consultant

 

1.      Information Technology for Development: Cisco Systems & UNDP in LDCs

 

2. Partnerships in Crisis Zones: Business Humanitarian Forum &

UNDP Afghanistan

 

                    

4:45pm – 5: 45pm       Break-Out Groups Session 2:

Group Leaders: Rustam Lalkaka, Business & Technology Development Strategies & Thierry Lemaresquier UNDP Chile (tbc)

 

1.      Local Development Planning: PKN Orlen & UNDP Poland

                               

2.      Financing for Development: Carrefour & UNDP Malaysia

       Statoil & UNHCR

                           

 

6:00pm                        Cocktails – Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, One United Nations Plaza, 29th fl

                                                       (44th St. at First Ave, 212-758-1234)


 

June 13 ALL PARTICIPANTS___________        ________         

 

9:15am – 10:45am       Plenary Session and Discussion

 

Moderator: Debbie O’Brien, Business for Social Responsibility

 

Strengthening Enterprises in the Supply Chain through Partnership

This session will explore global initiatives and local partnerships that have been used to help overcome challenges to implementation.

§         Why are partnerships appropriate in this area?

§         What roles can societal actors play in order to overcome the challenges to implementation? 

§         How can Governments provide an enabling framework?

 

Tensie Whelan, Executive Director, Rainforest Alliance

Mark Beckmann,                       Neumann

 

Transparency, Why and How: Practical Issues in Public Disclosure

David Rowe, Counsel and Director, Workers Rights Information Project, Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights

 

Eco-efficiency production management for small suppliers: A UNIDO/BASF Global Compact Project

                              Andreas Blüthner, International Law Advisor, BASF AG

Kai Bethke, Technical Advisor on Private Sector Development, UNIDO

 

Building small businesses in Angola: A UNDP/ChevronTexaco Partnership

Luddy Hayden, Federal Relations Representative, ChevronTexaco

Casper Sonesson, Policy Advisor, UNDP 

 

Government Representative – SEBRAE, Brazil (tbc)

 

10:45am – 12:30pm    Break-Out Group Discussions - Coffee Break

§         Are there useful partnership models that can be replicated or scaled up?

§         What are the lessons learned and what factors contribute to success?

§         Ideas for new partnerships in support of small business development.

§         What is the role for government?

 

1.      Multistakeholder Global Initiatives 

2.      Project Partnerships for Enterprise Development

3.      Developing and Implementing a Company Supply Chain Management Policy

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm       Plenary Session – (Summary and Linkages)

How can multinationals support local businesses along their supply chain and what are the benefits? Is there an effective ‘model’ for partnerships? A synopsis of the lessons learned and potential next steps.

 

                                    Georg Kell, Executive Head, Global Compact

 

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