Topic A: Encouraging Environmental Responsibility

Since the beginning of the climate change and environmental protect debate, the public has mainly held governments responsible for limiting the negative consequences of these developments. Now, it is the responsibility of the UN Global Compact to change that narrative and ensure that businesses are taking responsibility for their impact on the earth. To that end, it is up to this committee to encourage businesses to adopt practices which preserve and protect the environment. This includes reducing the emission of pollutants, using natural resources responsibly, and developing environmentally friendly technologies. The decisions that businesses make about how they operate can have an impact on a global scale, which is required for addressing an issue as big as environmental protection, and it is up to this committee to lead businesses to make socially responsible and environmentally conscious decisions.

Topic B: Businesses and Corruption

In many countries, corrupt practices such as bribery and extortion are seen as nothing more than a cost of doing business. However, these attitudes create an environment which perpetuates corruption leaving citizens and businesses worse off. The goal of the UN Global Compact is to create a framework and policies which encourages businesses to resist corruption in all its forms. This committee will be tasked with finding ways to ensure that businesses are still able to function and thrive in countries with high levels of corruption without taking part in the practice themselves.

 

Letter from the Chair

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Dear Delegates,

Welcome to the Ivy League Model UN Conference in India 2018! My name is Cameron Ittner, and I am proud to be your chair for UN Global Compact.

I am a junior in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania studying Business Economics & Public Policy and Finance. On campus, I am on the Community Outreach and Engagement and Academic Affairs branches of the International Affairs Association and I work as a research assistant. Born and raised in Philadelphia, I am still happy to call this great city home.

I am extremely excited to be involved in ILMUNC India as it promises to be an engaging and rewarding experience for everyone. If you have any questions about committee, conference, or anything else please feel free to reach out to me at ungc@ilmunc-india.com. I’m looking forward to meeting you all this fall, and I can’t wait to see what kind of innovative solutions you come up with.

Sincerely,

Cameron Ittner

Chairperson

United Nations Global Compact