UN Global Compact Sri Lanka Network hosted a breakout session titled “Best Foot Forward: Global Solutions for Two Major Roadblocks: Climate and Gender” at the Virtual Leaders Summit
The UN Global Compact Sri Lanka Network will be hosting a breakout session titled ‘Best Foot Forward: Global Solutions for Two Major Roadblocks: Climate and Gender’ at the Virtual Leaders’ Summit, on 16 June from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (7 a.m. to 8 a.m. EST). Sri Lanka, as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world, possesses abundant opportunities and fascinating approaches to cross-cutting Sustainable Development Goals. The session will be an opportunity to share long-standing initiatives led by the country’s private sector on climate and gender.
These world class initiatives powered by strong and consistent management commitment for over a decade or more have proved to have consistently enhanced economic and social capitals of the business. Recognised as global best practices that significantly differentiated their brands in local and global markets, these initiatives could possibly be multiplied across continents to enrich local economies and uplift living standards of local communities.
The panellists for the Sri Lanka Network session are as follows: Dilhan C. Fernando – CEO of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC and Chairman of the UN Global Compact Sri Lanka Network, Sonali Peiris – Group Lead, Sustainability and Risk Management of John Keells Holdings PLC, Thanuja Jayawardene – Deputy General Manager, Women’s Empowerment, Advocacy and Code of Conduct of MAS Holdings Ltd., and Nadeesha Wijesingha – Senior Leadership Development Manager and HR Business Partner Marketing of Unilever Sri Lanka.
Article by Daily Mirror