The BASD 2012 Business Day on Tuesday 19 June in Rio de Janeiro, in the Windsor Barra Hotel, is the official UN Major Group Business & Industry event: a high-profile platform for interaction between business leaders and policy-makers with the theme: “Achieving Scale”
The BASD Business Day will include a wide range of business, government, and NGO participants, and will address both sector and cross-cutting issues. The Business Day will identify key actions and catalysts to drive scale, as a final input to the Rio+20 Conference and for collaborative action by the participants going forward.
Sector Discussions: A variety of sector-oriented dialogue sessions highlighting the business solutions being delivered, the commitments to action, and the hurdles to achieving scale. Sessions currently planned include the following: Agriculture, Cement, Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Energy/Power, Forestry, Materials, Oil & Gas, Transport, or others (approx. 10 concurrent sessions).
High Level Luncheon: A working “roundtable” luncheon for senior Government, Business and UN officials (approx 400 participants). Participants will include Heads of State, CEOs, and senior leaders from key stakeholder groups (e.g. UN, NGOs, IFIs). Focusing on the Day’s theme – Achieving Scale – and the role of trade and investment in sustainable development. Business commitments to sustainable development also will be featured.
Cross-cutting Themes: A range of dialogues and panel discussions addressing the key themes of Rio+20 and other priority areas. All sessions will include a variety of stakeholders, and will foster debate regarding business actions and the complex, system solutions required to achieve scale in sustainable development. Sessions currently planned include the following: Access to Energy, Food Security, Green Economy, Inclusive Business, Corporate Sustainability Reporting, International Governance, Policy frameworks for Sustainable Development, Technology in Sustainable Development, Urbanization, Water, and others(potential sessions include Oceans, Education/Capacity-building, Sustainable Consumption, or Green Jobs).
Evening Reception: BASD and the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) will jointly host a brief reception at the end of the day.
WBDA Awards Ceremony: As the final event of the Business Day, ICC, IBLF and UNDP – the partners in the WBDA – will host the World Business and Development Award Ceremony.