United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has re-appointed Francesco Starace, Enel Group’s CEO and General Manager, to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) for the next three years (2018-2021).
Mr. Starace was appointed for his first three-year mandate in May 2015. Of the new Board’s 21 members, Mr. Starace is the only representative of the global Power Utility sector, as well as the only member from Italy.
“Today as a society we face several very urgent issues and challenges. I am very proud to belong to the Board of the UN Global Compact which, through its vision and reach, not only sets out a clear roadmap for the sustainable development of the planet, but also empowers companies and communities to help address these challenges. As a global community we possess the resources and the know-how to meet all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but we have to work collaboratively and quickly to forge the way ahead. I am grateful to the UN Secretary-General for the opportunity to continue to serve in support of this important objective,” said Enel CEO Francesco Starace.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative supporting companies to align their strategies and operations with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to drive business awareness and action in support of achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Board is the main governance body of the UN Global Compact, providing advice to the Secretary‐General and helping to establish the direction for the Global Compact, endorsing policy and strategy, and monitoring its implementation.
Enel has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2004 and, since 2011, has been one of the Global Compact LEAD companies, representing the world’s foremost sustainability leaders in the private sector.