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Responsible business ideals spread further

By Messenger Staff
Monday, December 21
On 17 December the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened a meeting of the Georgian Global Compact Local Network at which a memorandum of understanding between the Network, AmCham and UNDP was signed

The meeting brought together representatives of 35 Georgian companies, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations who are part of the Network. The session reviewed the work done by the Network in 2009 and discussed priorities for the coming year.

The session was chaired by the Steering Committee of the Network which includes: Samson Pkhakadze of Wissol, Michael Cowgill of the Georgian-American University (GAU) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Georgia, Gia Gvaladze of BP, Gilbert Hie of Bank Republic, and Inita Paulovica of UNDP. From 2010, AmCham Georgia will assume the responsibilities of the Network Secretariat and provide organisational support for its activities.

The Georgian Global Compact Local Network is an informal association of companies, non-governmental organisations and academic institutions who are signatories of the Global Compact. The GGCLN serves as the platform for the exchange of knowledge and information which will lead to dialogue, and joint action, aimed at the promotion of the principles of responsible business as enshrined in the Global Compact initiative, and their incorporation into the everyday operations of affiliated organisations.