Madsen joins UN Global Compact boardJune 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, group president and ceo of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
As a board member, Madsen will join other leaders from business, labour and civil society, and serve as a champion of the UN Global Compact and its mission. He will act in a personal and honourary capacity for a period of three years, starting from 1 June 2015.
More than 8,500 companies in over 160 countries participate in the UN Global Compact, along with additional stakeholders. Participating firms align their operations with universally agreed principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and strive for business development that benefits economies and societies. The Board is a cornerstone of the governance framework of UN Global Compact, helping to shape its strategy and policy.
Dr Madsen said: “I am delighted to join the UN Global Compact and look forward to working with the other board members to advance its mission, and to support progress of the private sector’s critical role in securing a safe and sustainable future for society as a whole.”
With 35 years’ experience, Dr Madsen has extensive knowledge and insight of safe and sustainable business, research and innovation.
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