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UNIAPAC is a federation of associations, an international meeting place for Christian Business Leaders. Its goal is to promote, in the light of the Christian Social Teachings, a vision and a deployment of Corporate Social Responsibility serving people and the common good of the World.

XXIV Uniapac World Congress
XXIX Assises Nationales des EDC (Les Entrepreneurs et Dirigeants Chrétiens – French Uniapac Association)

Business, source of hope Lyon, March 30th,31st April 1st, 2012

UNIAPAC was born in 1931 as “Conférences Internationales des Associations de Patrons Catholiques", between federations of Dutch, Belgian and French Catholic Employers (and with observers from Italy, Germany and Czechoslovakia), on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of the Encyclical “Rerum Novarum” in Rome. After World War II, UNIAPAC enlarged to other European countries and to Latin-American Countries and changed its first name for, in French, ‘ UNion Internationale des Associations PAtronales Catholiques', with the initials UNIAPAC ( 1949 ). In 1962 , UNIAPAC becomes an ecumenical association under the new denomination "International Christian Union of Business Executives" , conserving its initials. By the same time, UNIAPAC gains members in Asia and in Africa.

Today , UNIAPAC welcomes member associations and individual members or companies from worldwide (with a larger presence in Europe and Latin-America).

2000 Chief Executives from all the world assembled for two days and a half to exchange and debate on the role of business in a world which has lost hope. Centre de Congrès de Lyon

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 Coming Activities


Uniapac European Board Meeting

November 28th 2014 in Budapest, Hungary.

Uniapac International Board Meeting  
Monday October 6th in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Uniapac regularly participates to various international events and initiatives on christian CSR.
Our next International Congress will take place in October 2nd & 3rd 2015 in Belo Horizonte (Brazil)


A Year-long work, with the active participation of 48 persons from 17 countries, led to a 120 pages document titled : "The Profit of Values :
a Christian Vision on CSR, a Form of Management for Long-Lasting Successful Businesses".

This document wishes to express the common basis of our member Associations from 4 continents. 
It is moreover a staring tool for actually implementing a business culture respecting the person towards the Common Good.

In order to help the companies to evaluate performance in terms of CSR values and principles stated in the document “The Profit of Values”, UNIAPAC has elaborated a CSR Protocol which is a practical methodology that looks at CSR as an “inner force” that encourages organizations to live and apply these values. This protocol is the result of the experience and reflection of UNIAPAC members from a wide variety of cultures and environments who work to create very profitable, fully humane and socially responsible corporations . It is available in Spanish, English and French.


Uniapac has recently created a Foundation.The legal entity is now set up under the legal form of an Endowment Fund duly published in the “Journal Officiel” of the French Republic on March 27th 2010. This legal structure allows now the Foundation to act, recruit, commit … Pierre Lecocq is the Chairman of the Board.  The recruitment of the General Manager is now finalized in the person of Eduardo ANINAT. Eduardo is a Chilean citizen. Doctor in Law from Harvard University, he started his career as a high level strategy consultant in Chile, was Finance Minister of Chile, then Deputy General Manager of the IMF with Michel Camdessus and Ambassador of Chile to Mexico. 61 years old, he was member of Board of Directors of various international companies. He works for the Foundation as of September 15th2010. Has been also finalized during this quarter the administrative support for the Foundation, with its first Board in Madrid last April 25th 2010.

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