FIRST-EVER LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE FLOOR OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
One-Hour Special Anchored by CNBC’s Erin Burnett
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 23, 2010—Tonight at 8PM ET, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast a live special “CNBC Global Summit: The World’s Financial Future”—the first-ever live show from the floor of the UN General Assembly.
Hosted by CNBC’s Erin Burnett, the special will bring together world business leaders to provide insight on topics such as the future of oil; whether BRIC nations can still be the growth engines they once were and continue to lead the way; and what CEOs think is a critical factor to the future success of their companies.
The keynote guest for the program is UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Other guests include: Jamshed Irani, Director of Tata Sons, the holding company for Tata Group—India's $71B conglomerate; Andrei Galaev, CEO of Sakhalin Energy—a consortium of Royal Dutch Shell, Gazprom and Japan's Mitsui and Mitsubishi; Martha Tilaar, The Martha Tilaar Company—Indonesia's largest makeup company; and Antonio De Abreau, CEO of EDP Brazil—a unit of Portugal's largest power company.
In addition, CNBC is the official broadcast partner of the "UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010" (http://www.leaderssummit2010.org), which gathers more than 1200 business leaders and politicians from more than 100 countries to elevate the role of responsible business and investment in bringing about the needed transformation to more sustainable and inclusive markets. CNBC’s coverage of the summit will begin tonight with the one-hour special at the UN General Assembly and continue throughout CNBC’s Business Day programming tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th.
About the United Nations Global Compact:
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies around the world to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of broader UN goals. Through the development, implementation, and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices, business can help ensure that markets advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere. The Global Compact is not a regulatory body, but a voluntary leadership platform for dialogue and learning. With more than 8,200 signatories in more than 135 countries, it is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. More information: www.unglobalcompact.org.
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