Philips will play a key role this week in a global business summit in New York on 14–16 February, 2012, entitled: “Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20”.
The summit brings together more than 400 prominent business leaders and policy makers from around the world and is hosted by global accounting firm, KPMG International, in collaboration with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Environment Program and United Nations Global Compact.
The summit aims to build momentum and to provide constructive input for world leaders when they meet at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) in June 2012. Philips is committed to make a positive contribution to the international sustainability debate and enhance the quality of people’s lives around the globe..
Representing Philips, Mr. Greg Sebasky (Chairman of Philips North America) and Mr. Harry Verhaar (Head of global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting) will participate in panel sessions discussing key sustainable business issues and concrete actions to help advance the green growth agenda.
The summit will be opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and will be webcasted. Please register here to view the high level panel session on Wednesday 15th February [2:30 p.m. ET / 08:30 p.m. CET] in which Greg Sebasky will present Philips’ view on sustainability and innovation.
Click here to view the full summit agenda.
Wednesday, February 15 | 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Driving Sustainable Value Creation: Grasping Opportunities
Ron Insana (CNBC) will lead a panel discussion with Peter Bakker, Incoming President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Dennis Jönsson, CEO and President, Tetra Pak, Steen Riisgard, President and CEO, Novozymes, and Greg Sebasky, Chairman of Philips North America and CEO of Global Customer Services for Philips Healthcare.
Doing business is increasingly shaped by global sustainability trends such as energy security, resource scarcity, and climate change. The private sector is progressively turning these challenges into business opportunities, driving innovation with new more efficient technologies, processes, and products. This webcast will highlight new market opportunities that are emerging from the challenges posed by global drivers, thus helping business sustain future economic growth in a resource-constrained world.