Media Advisory: Leading Chief Executives Join Governments, United Nations and Development Agencies at UN Private Sector Forum 2022


The flagship event for business on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly will meet in person for the first time since 2019 to mobilize private sector response to the global food, energy and economic crises

United Nations, New York, September 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHAT: United Nations Private Sector Forum

WHEN: September 19, 2022

WHERE: Javits Center, 429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

REGISTRATION: By invitation only. Media are welcome and can register for this via this link.

As the world continues to grapple with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, record inflation, supply chain problems and rising food and fuel costs exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, this year the United Nations Private Sector Forum will meet at the start of the high-level opening week of the 77th UN General Assembly.

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Bringing together representatives from UN member states and development agencies with the most committed CEOs and CFOs of Global Compact companies, the Forum will mobilize the private sector response to these interconnected crises, with a particular focus on the scale of renewable energy to deliver incremental change in climate and energy security, while enabling progress on many of the economic and social priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“These challenging times provide an opportunity to renew our public-private partnerships for the SDGs and support investment in critical solutions around food, water, energy, finance and education. Governments and businesses must work together to address these pressing issues to ensure no one is left behind,” said Sanda Ojiambo, Deputy Secretary General; CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

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Business leaders participating in this year’s event include Ester Baiget, Chief Executive Officer, Novozymes; Sumant Sinha, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ReNew Power Limited; Francesco Starace, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, ENEL SpA; HE Razan al Mubarak, President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. They will be joined by high-level leaders, including Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General; Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary General; Executive Director and CEO, UN Global Compact; Guy Rider, Director General, International Labor Organization; Usha, Rao-Monari, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, United Nations Development Program and Damilola Ogunbiyi, EO and UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, UN Energy Co-Chairman. The MC will be Tolu Olubunmi, CEO of Lions Write.

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Notes to editors

About the UN Private Sector Forum

Since 2008, the annual UN Forum on the Private Sector has brought together world leaders at the United Nations during UN General Assembly week to address key global issues such as climate change, sustainable development and human rights. The event, co-hosted with the UN Secretary-General and organized by the UN Global Compact, will provide a unique opportunity for Chief Executives, Heads of State and Government, as well as UN leaders to engage in a multi-multiple dialogue. stakeholders and generations to align on urgent and collective action to address the evolving crises around the world.

For more information, please visit the event website.

CONTACT: Dan Thomas United Nations Global Compact (212) 907-1301 [email protected]


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