WATERLOO, CANADA — January 30, 2012 — To provide comment and context on the United Nations’ High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (UN GSP), The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts available to media:

  • David Runnalls is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow and served as UN GSP Sherpa to CIGI Chair Jim Balsillie. David is also a distinguished fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and a senior fellow at Sustainable Prosperity.
  •  Simon Zadek is a CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and a sustainability adviser to the World Economic Forum. He provided strategic and research support to UN GSP Sherpa David Runnalls. Simon is also a non-resident fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

ABOUT THE UN GSP REPORT:  Today’s report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, is the culmination of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (UN GSP), which comprises 22 world leaders from business, government and civil society, including CIGI Chair Jim Balsillie. The UNGSP is co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma.

To read the UN GSP report, visit http://www.cigionline.org/activity/united-nations-global-sustainability-panel.

To mark the release of the UN GSP report and provide global context for its findings and recommendations, CIGI has published the following commentaries:


Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 356, Email: [email protected]

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