Research In Motion Ltd. co-CEO Jim Balsillie has been appointed to a United Nations panel on global sustainability. Balsillie, who is also chair of The Centre for International Governance Innovation, will be one of 21 members on the panel, which also includes Tarja Halonen, the president of Finland, and Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa. The panel's mandate is to create a new vision for sustainable growth in response to the threat of climate change. A report on the matter is due by December 2011.
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