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Who said what at the 2015 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

Read quotes from high-level speakers at the opening session of the 3rd Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct held on 18-19 June 2015 in Paris, France.

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Who said what at the 2015 Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

  1. 1. Quote book 2015 OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct
  2. 2. Only by working together can we ensure that responsible business conduct is part of the DNA of doing business globally. Angel Gurría OECD Secrétary-General “ “
  3. 3. The urgency is clear for responsible business conduct. The last generation that can save the planet is already born. Roel Nieuwenkamp Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct “ “
  4. 4. We are committed to RBC at the highest possible level, and President Obama himself called for us to put in place the National Action Plan, where will be working with all stakeholder to unify and coordinate this process. Charles Rivkin Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, United States “ “
  5. 5. We all have our share of responsibility and thus we have to act jointly in order to manage globalisation in a comprehensive way. Thomas Silberhorn State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany “ “
  6. 6. Overall we should be leading a process of convergence. A new vision [for responsible business conduct] should integrate the work of the OECD and the agreements on sustainable development and climate change to be agreed upon this year. Richard Howitt European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility “ “
  7. 7. Business people should step out of their jobs and think about the human being that they are, the families they belong to and bring that back into the decision making. That is when we are bringing responsible back to business. Amina Mohammed UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning “ “
  8. 8. We have to find a merging point together with civil society and other stakeholders to ensure that global policies for responsible business conduct permeate down to the people who will catch its essence and blend it into community to practice. Shun-ichi Murata Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) “ “
  9. 9. If you want to be a business leader, you better integrate sustainability in everything you do. Peter Bakker President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (or “Why don’t we re-write responsible business conduct to cover the reality of business today: it’s not about avoiding doing bad it’s about driving being good, implementing solutions for global challenges.”) “ “
  10. 10. Why don’t we re-write responsible business conduct to cover the reality of business today: it’s not about avoiding doing bad it’s about driving being good, implementing solutions for global challenges. Peter Bakker President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development “ “
  11. 11. We need transparency, we need to strengthen soft law - which is the OECD Guidelines, they’re the best tools we have and they’re based on the international rule of law – and we need the consequence: the NCPs armed with consequence to be the moderators and conciliators, and in addition we need the grievance procedure in every country and at every level. Sharan Burrow General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation “ “
  12. 12. We have to have businesses acting responsibly if we are to enjoy quality of life and if we are to have people thriving around the world, and we need [businesses] to do it in a way that allows all the people affected by their operations to thrive, and that allows nature to thrive. David Nussbaum Chief Executive, WWF-UK “ “

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