'Journalists should raise sustainability awareness'

01 Dec 2012

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UN Global Compact Local Network of Turkey co-organized an event titled ‘Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Media’ together with Anadolu Holding, Koç Holding and Sabancı Holding.

New Horizons - Jo Confino, editorial director of Guardian Sustainable Business, also participated to the event and he emphasized that increasingly growing world economy threatens natural resources.

He further said that “Sustainability concerns everyone. Journalists should inform the public and should raise the awareness on sustainability among the society.”

Yılmaz Argüden, representative of UN Global Compact Local Network of Turkey and head of Executive Committee, presented Global Compact and sustainability reports prepared by companies.

Engin Güven, Secretary-General of Business Council for Sustainable Development, Kerem Okumuş, Deputy Director of Regional Environmental Center, Ozan Çakmak, from ILO Turkey Office and Arzu Özyol, Founding President of Federation of Business and Professional Women in Turkey attended to the event as panelists.

Hansın Doğan, Deputy Director of UNDP Istanbul International Centre for Private Sector in Development, and Faik Uyanık, UNDP Turkey Communications Officer were also participated to the event in which many journalists from Turkish press were invited.

Photo: gazeteekonomi.com

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