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Briefing: Project Everyone and the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Beijing)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Chamber/CBBC CSR Forum organised with UN Development Programme China
Date Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time 14:30-17:30
Open for All welcome
Cost Members FREE RMB Non-Members FREE RMB
Contacts steven.lynch@cbbc.org.cn; +86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 704
Venue UN Development Programme, Beijing
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address 2 Liangmahe Nan Lu, Chaoyang District
北京朝阳区亮马河南路2号 联合国开发计划署驻华代表处
 
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On 25 September 2015, the United Nations will launch its post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda, which aims to achieve three targets: ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change.
 
Project Everyone, whose founders include Standard Chartered, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Unilever, strives to ensure that every person on earth is aware of these new global sustainable development goals. It aims to engage 7 billion people in the UN Development Goals in 7 days. 
 
Join the Chamber's CSR Forum for a briefing by experts from Standard Chartered and UNDP at which Project Everyone will be explained and best practice discussed. Take the chance to learn what your company could do to help realise the global goals for sustainable development. Members and non-members are welcome.
 
For further information please see the UN's Global Goals Campaign Toolkit attached below.
 
Registration
Please contact Steven Lynch:
+86 (0) 10 8525 1111 ext. 704 
 
Speakers
 
John Hong - Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited
 
 
John Hong joined Standard Chartered Bank China in 2011. His main responsibilities include developing and overseeing implementation of strategies related to internal and external communications, government relationship and policy advocacy, and company-wide sustainability and community engagement initiative. Prior to this role, John held a number of senior positions at multinationals and industry associations, including Corporate Affairs Director at Microsoft China, Managing Director at Manning Selvage & Lee PR and Consulting, and China Chief Representative of Business Software Alliance. John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Journalism from the Institute of International Relations, and a diploma from the English Language Institute, Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus.
 
Wei Zhang - Chief Communications Officer, United Nations Development Programme
 
 
Ms Zhang Wei has served as the Chief Communications Officer for the United Nations Development Programme in China since 2004. She is responsible for shaping the overall communications strategy and handling media relations for the whole United Nations system in China, with particular focus on the UNDP. During her tenure she has helped UNDP initiate and promote a large number of high-impact, nationwide campaigns which have reached an audience of millions. Most recently, UNDP's 2014 World Environment Day public awareness campaign was seen by over 220 million Chinese netizens thanks to her hard work promoting it on social media and online platforms. 
Zhang Wei is a strong advocate for the UN’s mandates and key development issues, which range from sustainable development and climate change to equity and gender issues. Zhang Wei graduated with two Master's Degrees (in Journalism and Latin American Studies respectively) from Stanford University. Prior to working at UNDP, she pursued journalism and worked as a reporter with CCTV from 2003-2004, as well as at Xinhua News Agency from 1998-2001.
 
Clare Pearson, CSR Manager, DLA Piper, Asia
 
 
Clare is the CSR Manager and Pro Bono counsel for DLA Piper in Asia, as well as Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China. She has been in Beijing for ten years. Previously she worked for DLA Piper as a corporate lawyer in London and as part of the international development team in Hong Kong. Today she divides her time between working for the first Chinese global board partner, Roy Chan, on international Board strategy and on running the firm's pro-bono practice. Clare has cooperated with Wang Liwei to run the teacher training project for five years. Advising clients on CSR in China, she will provide practical case studies on how leading companies are taking CSR from side-line to central at this changing time in China. She will also report on how country, corporate and civil society leaders are increasingly cooperating to manage risk in the supply chain and work-life balance in China. 
 

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