By: Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
UN Global Compact Network Ghana in collaboration with CSR Foundation Ghana and the Ghana Chamber of Mines is organizing the inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Week Celebration from 9 th September to 13 th September, 2013.
The initiative is aimed at sustaining awareness and encouraging corporate bodies to continue to act responsibly and to be active partners in the sustainable development of Ghana.
The week's activities are under the theme: 'Enhancing Sustainability through Corporate Responsibility'.
The weeklong celebration is carefully planned to present a platform for the discussion of key sustainability issues and to offer corporate bodies the opportunity to showcase their initiatives, for others to emulate.
The week will commence on Monday, 9 th September, 2013, with a discussion on Water and Sustainability and the United Nations Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate at the British Council at 9am.
Tuesday 10 th September will involve a consultative meeting on Sustainable Agriculture Business Principles being proposed by the UN Global Compact at the Coconut Grove Hotel at 9am.
The week will be climaxed with a Public Lecture delivered by Professor Wayne Dunn, from the McGill University, Canada, followed by an awards ceremony and a networking cocktail. The venue is the British Council Auditorium and it begins at 5:00pm.
Major Sponsors of the event include DANIDA, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, Canadian High Commission
Other sponsors are Nestle Ghana, GOIL, Coca Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, Sambus Company Ltd, Stanbic Bank Ghana, SSNIT, Minerals Commission, Wayne Dunn and Associates, McGill University, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Pacific Institute, USA.