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Member of the ACIG Board Alexander Plakida takes part in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

On September 19-20, 2013, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World took place in New York (USA).

The Summit was chaired by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Among the participants were heads of the UN agencies, plenipotentiary envoys of presidents and governments of 127 countries, CEOs of transnational corporations and leaders from civil society. The Member of the ACIG Board Alexander Plakida took part in the Summit as a participant of the UN Global Compact Network in Russia.

The Summit discussion focused on the global priorities and the new architecture of corporate responsibility in the context of switching from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals Beyond 2015.

Ahead of the Leaders Summit official opening, Alexander Plakida attended the Leaders Dinner at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Among participants of the event were H.M. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, H.E. Minister of Environment of Brazil Izabella Teixeira, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global Compact Sir Mark Moody-Stuart and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact Georg Kell.

At the Summit Alexander Plakida took part in several executive sessions which served as platforms for the discussion of the new development paradigm for international economic and financial systems, the key incentives towards corporate responsibility practices and the measures towards global stability.

"Current environmental and economic challenges precondition involvement of the international business community in the efforts towards sustainable development and a stable future for everybody. Implementation of a new approach to management in the modern companies demonstrates that corporate responsibility in global business turns out to be an effective mechanism for establishing an innovative collective space, where actions are based on both market risks and opportunities", Alexander Plakida noted.