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Montpellier: the first metropolis to join Global Compact France... participate in the movement!

Information updated on 14/12/21

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is the first metropolis to become a member of Global Compact France. Participate in the inauguration and contribute to our world’s social and climate transformation! Edgar Morin will be our guest of honor.

✿ Montpellier : 1ère Métropole membre du Global Compact France : prenez part au mouvement !
Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole became the first metropolitan area to join Global Compact France, the official local relay for the United Nations Global Compact. The largest sustainable development initiative, this international effort offers members a framework for voluntary commitment based on ten principles and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 14,000 companies in 162 countries have joined the Global Compact, which includes 1,460 companies and 100 non-profit organizations in France.
By joining and supporting this United Nations initiative, we wanted to create momentum with companies and business stakeholders responsible for building the world we want together.
With that goal in mind, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole is pleased to invite you to attend the first event with Global Compact France and a metropolis, featuring round tables to inspire, share, and imagine new social, societal, and environmental innovations that can serve both as economic levers for your organization and benefits for promoting a positive economy. This will be a major event and a time to think about embracing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals❀ (SDGs) in the presence of business leaders, recognized experts, and inspiring individuals.

√ Event agenda:

A detailed program and the names of all the speakers will be published soon)
  • 2:00 PM: Introduction by our guest of honor Edgar Morin, along with Bruno Duval (Vice president of Global Compact France), Nils Pedersen (General delegate for Global Compact France), and Michaël Delafosse (Mayor of Montpellier, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole).
  • 2:15 PM:  Presentation of SDGs by Emilie Bobin, Partner at PwC France
  • 2:45 - 3:30 PM: Round table 1: “Initiatives and innovative companies for protecting the environment”
  • 3:30 - 3:45 PM: Pitches by high school students: young people embracing the 17 SDGs
  • 3:45 - 4:30 PM: Round table 2: “Social innovation as an economic lever”
  • 4:30 - 4:45 PM Pitches by high school students: young people embracing the 17 SDGs
  • 4:45 PM: Closing words

“This is a foundation event that will attract business stakeholders in order to build the first ambassador group in Occitanie and contribute to our world’s social and climate transformation,” says Michaël Delafosse, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole.


About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in July 2000 by Kofi Annan, then-Secretary of the United Nations, the United Nations Global Compact is a framework for voluntary commitments aimed at encouraging companies and organizations around the world to adopt socially responsible behavior, and to integrate and promote ten principles relating to human rights, international labor standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption. The movement now unites over 15,000 members around the world. French companies are represented on the Board by Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric.
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About Global Compact France
Launched in 2003 by the French president and 33 company CEOs, Global Compact France is the French network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Led by André Renaudin, General Manager of AG2R LA MONDIALE, the French effort now involves over 1,500 companies (60% of which are SMEs), making it one of the most dynamic groups in the network in terms of its number of members. It also has the largest number of companies reaching the initiative’s highest level of reporting.
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