The United Nations Global Compact announced UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ appointment of Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Chalhoub Group to the Board of the UN Global Compact.
“I am deeply honored to have been appointed as a board member of the United Nations Global Compact. I am thrilled to advance the mission of the UNGC and be able to share my passion of building a more sustainable and responsible business. I will be committed to work towards the accomplishment of the 2030 agenda while mobilizing as many stakeholders as possible in the region to achieve this task collaboratively.” Commented Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Chalhoub Group.
On the announcement, Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, said: “We are delighted to announce the new Board of the United Nations Global Compact, chaired by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, with Bola Adesola and Paul Polman serving as Vice-Chairs. This new Board is the most diverse and streamlined Board the UN Global Compact has ever had, with Members representing business from all over the world alongside civil society and other stakeholders.
Together, they will help guide the strategic direction of the UN Global Compact as we work to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. I look forward to working with each of our Board Members over the coming years.”
Designed as a multi-stakeholder body, the Board provides ongoing strategic and policy advice for the initiative. Board members are considered champions who are willing and able to advance the mission of the UN Global Compact. They act in a personal, honorary and unpaid capacity.
As the world approaches the third anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Global Compact Board will be instrumental in helping to bring business to the table in support of Agenda 2030.
Patrick Chalhoub joins the Board of the United Nations Global Compact along with 17 global business leaders to advance the mission of the UNGC.
Sustainable engagement is a key pillar in the Group’s development across the region and deeply rooted in its values.
The Chalhoub Group is committed to the 17 development goals of United Nations Global Compact and its ambition is to achieve a positive impact by working with partners to influence sustainable practices.