The United Nations Global Compact has shared a special appeal #UnitingBusiness around a corporate response to the COVID-19 pandemic: for all companies to take collective action to stem the outbreak through implementing our Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
With China being the first country affected by the pandemic, many Chinese stakeholders — including from government, companies, civil society organizations — have responded to support affected communities and assist in economic and societal recovery efforts on both a national and global scale. At this pivotal juncture in the fight against the pandemic, an unprecedented collective response across sectors is needed. The role of responsible business in China is crucial to ensure the protection of the workforce and development of innovative solutions that enable business continuity.
Join us for a regional spotlight session as part of a special series from the UN Global Compact Academy highlighting new and existing approaches to leadership in a time of global crisis. In this session, you’ll hear from leaders from the United Nations, Government and business as they share their experiences responding to COVID-19 and discuss how to pursue immediate and coordinated multi-stakeholder action.
This session will be conducted in Chinese with simultaneous translation in English.
- Huang Wensheng, Vice President & Secretary to the Board of Directors, Sinopec Corporation
- Li Haifeng, Director General, Shanghai Fosun Foundation
- Li Xiaodong, Vice Chairman, Internet Society of China
- Qiao Jianrong, Coordinator, Health Systems & Health Security, WHO China
For more information on the UN Global Compact's response to COVID-19, please visit: unglobalcompact.org/COVID19