The UN Global Compact will organize the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want from 15-18 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. Held prior to the Conference and organized in cooperation with the Rio+20 Secretariat, the UN System and the Global Compact Local Network Brazil, the Forum's objective is to bring greater scale and quality to corporate sustainability practices. As a showcase for innovation and collaboration, the Forum is designed to be a launching ground for widespread action. Over 2,000 participants are expected at the Forum, representing business as well as investors, governments, local authorities, civil society and UN entities.
In addition to supporting the Corporate Sustainability Forum, a fraction of the proceeds from Gold-Level sponsorships are assisting the Rio+20 Secretariat in funding Member States from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States to attend the conference. A portion of Green Sponsor contributions will also assist the Rio+20 Secretariat to offset CO2 emissions from attendance of participants from the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States, through the purchase of Gold Standard Certified Emission Reductions and Gold Standard Verified Emission Reductions.
Business Day, 19 June
Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD 2012), the official coordinator of business and industry, will organize a Business Day on Tuesday 19 June in Rio de Janeiro to identify key actions as a final input to the Rio+20 Conference. Sessions will include: Agriculture, Cement, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Energy/Power, Forestry, Materials, Oil & Gas and Transport. A working "roundtable" luncheon will also be held for senior Government, Business and UN officials. Business commitments to sustainable development also will be featured. A range of dialogues and panel discussions will be held to address the following themes: Access to Energy, Food Security, Green Economy, Inclusive Business, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, International Governance, Policy frameworks for Sustainable Development, Technology in Sustainable Development, Urbanization and Water.
Nobody has yet indicated they will attend this event.