Ecolog International main sponsor at the Munich Security Conference
Ecolog International furthered its commitment to the UN Global Compact when the company took part in several high level discussions, some of which centered on climate change and entrepreneurship at the 55th Munich Security Conference which took place in Bavaria from 15 – 17 February. In addition to the main speeches which garnered international attention, townhall type discussions were unique opportunities to understand several initiatives that were created to address human rights and environmental concerns. As a global company operating in some of the most remote places on this planet, Ecolog had a front row seat to hear how policy-makers intend to implement legal mechanisms that will help serious concerns like climate change and women’s rights.
One townhall meeting that grabbed the headlines in Munich saw Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, Advisor to the President of the United States, Ivanka Trump, and Chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham gather together to discuss women’s rights.
This townhall discussed a new program that hopes to expand the economic participation of women in developing countries. The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative is in direct alignment with Ecolog’s philosophy of empowering local communities and using national expertise in all the countries where it operates. As a committed member of the voluntary UN initiative which aims implement ten goals focused on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption, Ecolog International was proud to be a main sponsor for the Munich Security Conference especially as it engaged in dialogue that helps further its commitment to universal human rights goals.