INTERNATIONAL & EUROPEAN BOARDS
Next Uniapac International Board Meeting in Sao Paolo (Brazil)
in October 7th, 2013.
On this occasion, José Maria Simone (Argentina) will succeed Pierre Lecocq (France) as President of Uniapac International, with the help of the Vice-President Uniapac International and the President Uniapac Latin America, Sergio Cavalieri (Brazil), and of Father Edouard Herr s.j. (Luxembourg) as spiritual Adviser.
Last December 2010, Burkhard Leffers, Vice President of BKU (the German association) accepted the Presidency. Building something strong in Europe and more synergy between the European Uniapac members is the challenge.
Next Uniapac European Board meeting in Paris (France)
in December 12, 2013
First Uniapac Africa Congress
in Yaoundé (Cameroon), July 12th & 13th 2013.
Uniapac Africa is composed of 9 countries: RDC, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Senegal, Angola, Tchad, Benin, Gabon and Togo.
"Investing into the Common Good"
The Pontifical Council for Justice & Peace, Uniapac Europe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the World Savings Bank Institute organize a joint Colloquium entitled "Investing into the Common Good" with the presentations of high level academics, politician and business leaders.
Date: December 12, 2013 in Paris.
"Social Impact Investing"
The Uniapac Foundation in collaboration with CEME (Center for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics) organize an Înternational Public Seminar, hosted by Credit Suisse on "Social Impact Investing" with speakers from United Kingdom, France, Germany and Belgium.
Date: December 12, 2013 in Paris in the evening.
“Banking on the Common Good, Finance for the Common Good”
UNIAPAC, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the World Savings Banks Institute organized a conference in Rome on May 12th - 14th 2013 Rome on the theme “Banking on the Common Good, Finance for the Common Good”. Background of the conference is the document TOWARDS REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY published by the Pontifical Council late 2011. The president of the Council, Cardinal Peter Turkson, asked UNIAPAC to have this document discussed with financial experts and thus was organized a one day colloquium in the BUNDESBANK in Frankfurt/Germany in September 2012. It was such a fruitful meeting, that the Pontifical Council and UNIAPAC decided to engage in a longer term dialogue about ethics and regulation in the financial markets, which may lead to another - possibly joint - document. The aim is to encourage the international decision makers to a stronger orientation of the global financial and monetary systems to the Global Common Good. Place : Roma Date: May 12th-14th, 2013
Dialogue with the Muslim world
After the preparatory Symposium in Beirut last March 2011 on "The place of the person in the economy" organized by Uniapac and MA’AM (a Muslim-Christian Beirut International Federation of Christian Business Leaders) gathering 70 executives from 16 different countries, this unique experience will be extended to become a true meeting place and a sign to the world that free market economy is there to serve the person, that this vision is an answer to the deep present global crisis and that it is shared by the Muslim and Christian business leaders.
The 1st Beirut Conference on “Common values for the Common Good towards an economy serving mankind” took place in Beirut on March 25th and 26th 2013. Beirut Arab and Jesuit Universities, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, EADS , the Bank of Lebanon and Office Chérifien du Phosphate groups confirmed their official partnership to this joint UNIAPAC and MA’AM initiative. We finalised also a partnership with other leading institutions and companies. Mr Sleiman, President of Lebanon accepted to sponsor the Conference, Pascal Lamy, Secretary General of the WTO accepted to be a key speaker. If you want to have more information on the 1st Beirut Conference, click here:
UNIAPAC INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
2000 Chief Executives from all the world aare ssembled for two days and a half to exchange and debate on the role of business in a world which has lost hope.
The last International Congress (XXIVth Congress) took place in Lyon (France) in March 30th & 31st, April 1st 2012.2000 Chief Executives from all the world aare ssembled for two days and a half to exchange and debate on the role of business in a world which has lost hope.
The last International Congress (XXIVth Congress) took place in Lyon (France) in March 30th & 31st, April 1st 2012.
The XXIIIrd International Congress was held in Mexico
on October 1st & 2nd 2009, XXIII Uniapac World Congress
“Values to build a better world, entrepreneurship for sustainable development
Uniapac regularly participate to various International Events. Uniapac will actively participate to the following events, to share its experience and view on Christian CSR
INITIATIVE ON CHRISTIAN-CSR
Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace
February 24th& 26th 2011: Logic of Gift Seminar organized by the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace. Participation of Eduardo Aninat, Directeur Général of the Uniapac Foundation, and Pierre Lecocq to this seminar on the last Encyclical “Caritas in Veritate” on the theme “Logic of gift”. Pierre Lecocq spoke about “Christian Business leadership as a new profit for the new epoch” focusing on servant leadership, humility, decision making and values. It was a call to business leaders to root back again in core values.
Following this meeting, Cardinal Turkson decided to ask a group to write a paper aiming at the business person and the corporation as a follow up of the last Encyclica. Uniapac was honoured by Cardinal Turkson’s invitation asking Pierre Lecocq to be a member of this group with the expressed desire to see the whole Uniapac network to be involved.
Foundation "Centesimus Annus - Pro Pontifice" - International Conference
Last May 20th & 21st 2011: Pierre Lecocq President of Uniapac International participated with other personalities of the economic and financial world from Spain, France and Italy to think about the diffusion of the Church Social Teaching.
Zermatt Summit : June 16th to 18th 2011, participation of Pierre Lecocq, José Maria Simone, Eduardo Aninat and Uniapac members in the 2nd Zermatt Summit (Switzerland) focused on the thematic of “Servant leader”. Pierre Lecocq spoke about Subsidiarity.
Zermatt Summit is a meeting place for over 200 entrepreneurs, economists, politicians and NGO representatives who share a vision of fairer form of globalization involving the promotion of the Common Good, while putting the human person at the center of globalization and economic activity.
May 28, 2013: Conference in the Collège des Bernardins in Paris on "European Companies, which competitivity?". The participants are :
Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, President of Confindustria (the Italian Employers' association), CEO of the family group Mapei, the world leader in building chemistry.
Pierre Lecocq, President of Uniapac International and CEO of Inergy Atomotive Sytems
Europe is sinking deeper and deeper into a state of non-growth.
The economic scene is now global for most of the European companies, in a direct or indirect way. In this context, the companies are richer but also fragilized: rich in their origins, diversity and dreams of the founding fathers of Europe, but also fragile when they have to face the competition from other continents, often young and animated by dreams of future as well.
Conference on “Social Teaching in Africa” in December 2011, in Eichholz (Near Cologne) organised by BKU and some other organisations.
Presence of the Cardinal Turkson.
Le Collège des Bernardins in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Catholic Academy of Bavaria organized a French-German conference: "Values of the faith: what is the impact on the economic, political and cultural world?".
The differences in the political and religious histories of these two countries explain partially their different, and may be complementary, practices and perspectives. Considering the friendly cooperation between these two countries over the last 60 years, as well as the deep stakes of the current crisis, which is an ethical and spiritual crisis more than an economical and financial one, this conference is an opportunity to deepen the French -German relationships in the European context.
Conference in three parts: Regarding the part on the economic world, the speakers were: Pierre de Lauzun, vice- President of the Financial Ethics Commission and member of les EDC, Chief Operational Officer of the French Bank Federation (FBF), Burkard Leffers, Vice-President of BKU, delegate for UNIAPAC, CEO of Structured Finance Management GmbH (SFM). Moderator: Michel de Virville, co-director, Collège des Bernardins.
OTHER INITIATIVES ON CSR
X SIMPOSIUM CELAM - UNIAPAC in Bolivia: " Challenges of the Company, 200 years after the Independence of Latin America and the Caribs ", on 17th & 18th of June 2010.
Every two years, is organized a Symposium by the Episcopal Latin-American Council (CELAM) and UNIAPAC gathering bishops, businessmen and executives taking place in one country of Latin America in order to analyze topics of economic and social development and see possible solutions. This meeting will be about the challenges of the company in the light of the last encyclical of the Pope Benoit XVI "Caritas in Veritate” and will gather about 100 businessmen.
A bit of History: Both CELAM and Uniapac have organized from 1977 and in different countries of Latin America meetings between bishops and businessmen for a more fluid dialog between the Church and the business world.
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