*Creative Leverage/ Strategies & Human Rights Action In Business: UNESCO Laureate Commends UN On Event Success, Tasks Industrialists, Critical Stakeholders On Innovations, Positive Influence*.

***Creative Strategies On Human Rights: UNESCO Laureate Commends UN Global Compact On Event Success

*****Creative Strategies: Aremu Tasks UN, Stakeholders On Actions, Policies, Environment That Promotes Human Rights

*****VC CUICI, USA Harps On Innovative Strategies For Business Growth, Corporate Business Relationships.

By Victor Bieni, Asaba

UNESCO laureate and Vice-Chancellor, Crown University, USA, Prof. Sir Bashiru Aremu, has Commended the Leadership of United Nations Global Compact on event success recently anchored, just concluded on the theme: “Creative Leverage: Human Rights Action In Business” held May 30, 2024.

In a statement by VC CUICI, USA today being on Saturday, June 1, 2024 which was made available to some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital by UNESCO Laureate’s Executive Assistant On Media, Publicity and Communication Matters, Sir Bieni Victor Emenike as Prof Sir Bashiru Aremu tasks United Nations Global Compact on innovative strategies for global business sustainability, corporate business relationships, and Actions, policies, environment that promotes human rights.

UNESCO Laureate said: “United Nations Global Compact primary objectives are to ensure that, “Companies align their strategies operations with the universal principles as related to environmentally sustainable economies such as in labour, environment and others to maintain fairness and inclusiveness for everyone. United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations body who amongst other objectives are to leverage on human rights Action as creative strategies or pact to get businesses and firms worldwide adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and report on their implementations”.

The release by Prof Aremu reads in parts: “In a world where businesses play an increasingly pivotal role in shaping societies and economies, it is not enough to avoid causing harm. Companies must use their influence to encourage others to do good. This is one of the major reason for the event as just concluded. I must commend UN Global Compact for making this great initiative a reality. I commend UN officials, all critical Stakeholders, industrialists, businessmen and women who participated in the event towards ensuring creative leverage, human rights Action in business”.

“We are happy over this development or initiative that promotes human rights Action in Business. I must commend the leadership of United Nations on invitation and event success in just concluded event as held on May 30, 2024 as hosted by United Nations Global Compact, UNESCO Laureate then urged groups, stakeholders to explore the benefits of a just transition to ensure global environmentally sustainable economies. As one of the stakeholders, I have learnt something on the theme: “Creative Leverage: Human Rights Action In Business which will make companies to impact on lives and environment; use their influence to make others to do good”

“I must commend the roles played the following industry leaders, expert panelists, Speakers on how they were making a difference as invited in this our recent event as concluded on May 30 as translated in other languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean: Dr. Pichamon Yeophantong, Member of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Ms Junko Ohtani, Kao Corporation, Japan, VP of ESG Strategy & Director of ESG Communications, Dr. Mao Netithorn Parditsatn, Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), Thailand, Executive Assistant to Group CEO, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships for Sustainability and Communications”.

“The event featured concrete examples from companies across different sectors shedding light on their strategies to leveraging on creative strategies and human to rights action in businesses.
It highlighted opportunities, Solutions to challenges and barriers to advancing creative, innovative strategies for businesses to effect change within their corporate relationships, broader industry or Community Networks or State actors. We also learnt ways of fostering an environment for championing human rights”.

“Participants had an opportunity to engage with the speakers, fostering a dynamic exchange of ideas and knowledge. By the end of the session, participants walked away with actionable steps to: -Develop a clear principle, understanding of how to use its influence to encourage others to do good. And ensure that its value chain, potential business risks does not negatively impact on how businesses can operate in line with international standards”.

“Also, that businesses are to operate in an environment with the objectives of ensuring that human rights is respected, upheld and not violated. We also identified opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders to positively impact on economies and human lives, drive meaningful change. -Implement practical strategies for fostering human rights Action in Businesses and turn it into corporate decision-making and policies”.

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