CIGI Experts Obtainable to Comment On UN Report On International Sustainability

Waterloo, ONTARIO (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

To offer comment and context on the United Nations’ High-level Panel on International 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 Improvement and a senior fellow at Sustainable Prosperity.

    Simon Zadek is a CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and a sustainability adviser to the Planet Economic Forum. He provided strategic and study support to UN GSP Sherpa David Runnalls. Simon is also a non-resident fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Organization and Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

ABOUT THE UN GSP REPORT: Today’s report, Resilient Men and women, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, is the culmination of UN Secretary-Common Ban Ki-Moon’s United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (UN GSP), which comprises 22 planet leaders from business, government and civil society, such as 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

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

    UN Panel Calls for Integration of Atmosphere into International Economic Reforms by David Runnalls
    Global Sustainability: Pursuing the Elusive Prize by Simon Zadek

MEDIA Speak to:

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI

Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 356, E mail: dkelly(at)cigionline(dot)org

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by knowledgeable practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports investigation, types networks, advances policy debate and generates suggestions for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of investigation, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary function includes collaboration with policy, company and academic communities about the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by philanthropist Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of RIM (Study In Motion), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a quantity of strategic partners, in distinct the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For a lot more details, please check out


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