Τετάρτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2008

ALBA's Good Citizenship and the UN Global Compact

“Welcome, ALBA Graduate Business School, to the UN Global Compact!”

This was the title of the e-mail sent by the Global Compact office on 10/03/2008, confirming ALBA’s participation to the UN Global Compact initiative. It continued:

“Congratulations. We have recently received your organizations participation letter and have added [you] to the register of Global Compact participants. Welcome to the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative - we would like to thank you for your participation.”

A few more … words on the UN Global Compact:

“What is the UN Global Compact?
The Global Compact is a framework for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption .”
(http://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/index.html)

In particular, we have become a member of the Global Compact Academic Network:

"The Global Compact Academic Network is open to all academic institutions … which are committed to implementing the ten principles of the Global Compact in their organization and which are willing to collaborate as strategic partners in the progress of the initiative."
(http://www.unglobalcompact.org/HowToParticipate/academic_network/index.html)
According to the UN Global Compact:


“Academia adds critical dimensions to the Compact’ s operations. Through research and educational resources, this sector can increase knowledge and understanding of corporate citizenship. In addition, academia plays an important role in shaping future business leaders and educating them on the importance of responsible citizenship.”
(http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ParticipantsAndStakeholders/academic_participation.html)
ALBA is listed along with other Academic Stakeholders from around the world at the UN Global Compact site:
http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ParticipantsAndStakeholders/academic_participation.html

Τρίτη, 11 Μαρτίου 2008

Earth Hour - See the difference you can make

* Information Provided by Dr. Kyriakopoulos, K., Assistant Professor of Strategy and Marketing, ALBA

At 8pm on the 29 March millions of people around the world will use the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

Mark your calendar and join WWF and our partners in the global "Earth Hour" movement by turning your lights off from 8-9 p.m. on March 29.

Please visit:
http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vup4000eoseb00jlm3a3

But there's much more to Earth Hour than the one-time event.

Visit
http://www.earthhour.org/ to see how you can make Earth Hour a part of your everyday life and find out ways to reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.You can take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced.

Join the Earth Hour movement now at:
http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vup4000eoseb00jlm3a3

Where Will the Lights Go Off? Anyone can get involved and individuals around the world will be shutting the lights off in their homes and businesses. In addition, major participation is planned in 25 cities, on six continents, including Chicago, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Sydney, Manila, Tel Aviv, Bangkok, Dublin and Toronto. Find out more about what’s happening in these cities or get your town or local community involved.

Go to
http://mail.panda.org/inxmail/url?vup4000eoseb00jlm3a3 and sign up to create a bigger, better Earth Hour, and reduce your impact on climate change.Thank you for switching your lights off and making a statement for planet Earth.

Sincerely,
James P. Leape
Director General
WWF International

P.S. Please send this message to your friends, family and co-workers. The more people around the world who switch off their lights for just one hour, the bigger and more powerful message we can deliver. Every single light makes a statement and makes a difference.