Ross Parker, PwC East Caribbean Territory Leader, attended a meeting with Didier Trebucq, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Barbados and The Eastern Caribbean at the UN House to cement their United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Barbados and Eastern Caribbean territory membership.
The membership is another affirmation of the existing global commitment PwC has as a signatory at the global firm level since 2002, and a bold move by PwC East Caribbean to demonstrate its continued leadership of the private sector towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will also help to drive the initiative to scale up actions aligned with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. PwC East Caribbean is one of only 32 businesses (“the magic 50”) to be a member in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
Ross Parker, Territory Leader, PwC East Caribbean, said, “I’m delighted we’ve reaffirmed PwC’s commitment to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact at the local level representing Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. It was a pleasure to meet with Didier and some of his team to officially cement our local membership and I look forward to working together to make sure business is a force for good in society.”
Ross continued, “Climate disruption across the Caribbean continues to increase, if not from hurricanes, then from severe flooding and record high temperatures. These pose serious challenges to our economies, with significant costs implications. To our communities, through damage to livelihoods, and to the environment, through loss of habitats and changing ecosystems. In addition we’re also impacted by wider societal disruptions such as the pandemic and conflicts. We believe that business has a key role to play in helping to address these challenges and we are committed to playing our part.”
From left to right: Tia Browne, United Nations, Ross Parker, PwC East Caribbean Territory Leader, Didier Trebucq, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Barbados and The Eastern Caribbean, Caroline Belgrave, PwC East Caribbean ESG and Net Zero Driver, Leslie Gittens, United Nations Multi-Country Manager (Caribbean).
Learn more about our PwC UN Global Compact Communication on Progress here.
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