CEO's Statement UNGC COP 2009
On June 5th, year 2002, Global Synergetic Foundation joined the UN’s Global Compact, and in doing so expressed its steadfast commitment to the Ten Principles that the Compact puts forth. Compliance with these principles is without doubt one of the cornerstones for the democratic and cohesive existence of both companies and society as a whole.
We are committed to doing everything we can, in the interests of shareholders, clients, employees and the communities in which we do business. Through Topfield Ventures, the multi- country corporate holding arm of the Global Synergetic, has as its primary objective to serve as our clients' most trusted external adviser and service providers on the greatest challenges facing senior management and Governing bodies. We work with a range of organizations – Indian non-profits, companies, and emerging multinational entities. We serve them on a variety of strategic, operational, and organizational issues and help them become world-class companies.
We continue to pursue our dynamic management of environmental issues, including the implementation of our climate change strategy. In addition to working towards achieving our 40% CO2 emissions reductions goal by 2012, we have heightened our focus on the client-related aspects of climate change. It is important that, in uneasy times like the current, we sustain a strong pipeline of talent. We remain therefore strongly committed to investing in our people and we continue programs and processes across the firm in order to promote a diverse workforce. We continue to work at the implementation of important projects linked to our Statement on Huma Rights, in particular pertaining to the issue of responsible supply chain management and to the development of sensitive industry guidelines. We remain firmly committed to our effective risk-based approach to anti-money laundering – a key responsibility for any global firm – and to promoting the development and implementation of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption standards for the financial industry as a whole. Our continued dedication to key corporate responsibility activities demonstrates that we have not lost sight of areas of relevance beyond the fundamental consulting and service sphere. Equally, we have not lost sight of the long-term, even while, at present, our main efforts are focused on the short-term, i.e. the resolution of the crisis and the restoration of solid foundations for a successful future.
Now we have focussed fully on consultancy, training, and research activities, supporting processes of institutional development or change, tailored to the specific sector, or the respective organisation. Conventional ideas about organizational engineering are being supplemented by broader notions on promoting learning, empowerment, and social capital. The approach towards institutional development puts emphasis on effective and sustainable self management, individual creativity, principles of gender equity, local knowledge and participation of stakeholders which gives us sufficient grounding to work with the UNGC Ten Principles.We embrace, support and enact the 10 principles within our “spheres of influence”.
Circle I-work place within our controlling organization where we have the greatest control in affecting ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance.
Circle II-our interactive space with member professionals and clients
Circle III-our company’s community interaction, social investment and philanthropy activities as performed through our non-profit units,Shri Jagdish Foundation and Global Synergetic Institute. The former focuses on World Peace Issues while the latter on Issues of Social Justice, welfare and Development
Circle IV-The fact is that the Circles I,III & IV overlap cohesively in Global Synergetic Organization controlled by the Foundation and focus ,as our Corporate Social Responsibility,(CSR),on public policy dialogue and advocacy
Year 2008-2009 has been a year of major transformation for the Organization as you would recognise its change from Organisation to Foundation.We are now able now to dissiminate theTen Pinciples but to get it implimented in a networked manner.
We became UN Caring for Climate Signatories in the year 2008. Our goal with the Climate Manifesto is to give a voice to the strong public opinion that exists with respect to the climate issue, but also to spark a debate. We have succeeded in achieving both objectives, and Vattenfall will continue to invite critics and supporters alike to continued dialogue in this most pressing issue for society.
Foundation has been highly adaptive and has been undergoing drastic transformation during the intervening period according to the changing socioeconomic and political world order.We are to give now equal thrust to promotion of World View and Eternal Wisdom for world peace and harmony and Climate and Environment.
It is therefore, with particular pride that I present our Fourth “Communication on Progress”, which describes how our signature of the Global Compact has paved the way to tangible, long-term actions both within our Organization and on behalf of our members.
What follows is mainly a synoptic in its essence, crisp but detailed version, however, will be circulated as attachments to email and footing references to publications and blogs, www.globalsynergetic.blogspot.com, www.ssdpandey.blogspot.com and on our website http://www.globalsynergetic.org/.
Regards and with best wishes
Chief Executive, GSF