UNIAPAC general secretariat
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INTERNATIONAL & EUROPEAN BOARDS
Next Uniapac International Board Meeting in Sao Paolo (Brazil) in October 7th, 2013
Next Uniapac European Board meeting in June 21st, 2013: in Milano (Italy).
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.
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 andTogo.
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.