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Business Council meeting

Business has important role to play in answering the most significant questions and dilemmas related to supporting the future of cities, planning their dynamic sustainable development and the role of residents in this process.

Magdalena Nowakowska

Moderator

date June 29, 2022 | 17:30 - 19:00
place
By invitation only
organization
UN Global Compact Network Poland
country
Global
language
English
theme
Integrated Governance in Spatial Planning for a More Just, Green, and Healthy Urban Future
Reference: 
NE 148

Summary

The private sector as a source of contemporary innovations and solutions enabling technological progress has also a special role to play in the recovery of the global economy after the pandemic. Transparent and ethical business is not only the driving force behind the necessary changes, but also many investment processes depend on its decisions.

Green finance and investment activities based on the Sustainable Development Goals are key to supporting genuinely green and socially and environmentally responsible changes. The transformation of urban centers, placing the inhabitants and the environment in the center, cannot be achieved without the support and participation of the private sector. It is connected with a huge responsibility, which is at the same time an opportunity and a new direction of development.

That's why Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy and United Nations Global Compact Network Poalnd established the Business Council, which includes over 40 CEOs who meet three times before the World Urban Forum and discuss how business can help cities in their green transformation. We would like to share our conclusions during the networking event at WUF11.

Objectives

The main objective of the event is in-depth discussion between representatives of business and cities.

As a result of the work of the Business Council, several recommendations for cities were created. The recommendations, that will help cities in their green transformations, will be presented during the meeting

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Grzegorz Puda
Minister of Development Funds and Regional Policy
Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy
Mr. Kamil Wyszkowski
Representative, Executive Director
UN Global Compact Network Poland
Ms. Dorota Macieja
Member of the Board
PZU ZYCIE SA
Ms. Marta Mikliszanska
Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability
Allegro
Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński
Vice President
Bank Pekao