C3 is particularly delighted to welcome Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, to present our 50th International Breakfast Seminar.

The world is undergoing rapid, accelerating systemic change. New threats to sustainable living and equitable growth are emerging. How we live, eat, work, play and organise our communities impacts our climate, health and wellbeing. New challenges, especially that of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), need to be addressed—and urgently—to prevent a generation unable to reap the gains of our collective progress.

 

The role of the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is uniquely positioned to take action. With their Health is Everyone’s Business Action Platform, they are inviting a broad coalition of UN, business, academic and civil society partners to commit to a future of health and well-being for all.

Lise will talk about the link between the future of health and well-being and that of sustainable living, and provide insights on how business can take leadership. The aim is to drive health awareness, generate relevance and mobilise action among businesses and their decision makers, and will provide compelling arguments for why health and well-being are imperative for sustainable business, including the business case and opportunities across value chains and supply chains.

 

Lise Kingo's biography

Lise Kingo is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals.

Prior to joining the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S. Ms Kingo holds multiple degrees including an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and a B.Com. in Marketing Economics from the Copenhagen Business School. She has served on several boards and as a professor at the Vrije University in Amsterdam before joining the UN. She has received multiple awards over the years such as the Edinburgh medal in 2002. This year, she was appointed “New York Gender Pioneer” and No. 1 on the list of “10 women who will inspire you” by Eco Business.

 

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