UN Global Compact Launches the 101st Local Network in Canada, Opens Toronto Stock Exchange

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UN Global Compact Launches the 101st Local Network in Canada, Opens Toronto Stock Exchange

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Global Compact Network Canada opens the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:30am

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(Toronto, 14 June 2013) - The UN Global Compact today opened the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange on the occasion of the launch of the Global Compact Local Network Canada.  Recognizing the value of environmental and social responsibility, Canadian companies led by a group of seven Global Compact participants –  Barrick Gold Corp.; GlobeScan Inc.; Scotiabank; Suncor Energy Inc.; Teck Resources Limited; TELUS Corp.; and Unilever Canada – have joined forces to establish the 101st Local Network and jumpstart action and awareness on the ground.

These Canadian companies were joined at today’s event by Eleanor Fritz, Director, Compliance & Disclosure, TMX Group, as well as representatives from the Government of Canada, the United Nations, private sector and civil society.  For more information visit [http://unglobalcompact.org/news/334-06-13-2013].

Watch a recording of today's opening of the Toronto Stock Exchange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6xuQ2kJaXQ&feature=plcp

About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a both a policy
platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to
sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder
leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies
with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights,
labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to catalyze actions in support
of broader UN goals. With 7,000 corporate signatories in 135 countries, it
is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
www.unglobalcompact.org

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Kristen Coco
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UN Global Compact
@globalcompact
Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Canada | Events, Media & Communications | Global Compact | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Social Impact & Volunteering | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Toronto Stock Exchange | united nations

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