Updated: Jul 21, 2022
TIJUANA.- Within the framework of the Business Sustainability Meeting held this day at the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), the Secretary of Economy and Innovation, Kurt Honold Morales, and the interim president of the Global Compact Mexico, Carlos Mendieta, signed an agreement of collaboration to promote sustainable entrepreneurship in the state and integrate the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as promoted by Governor Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda.
The agreement will help strengthen institutional capacities in relation to new companies and ventures for the development, implementation and monitoring of the sustainable development goals established by Mexico in the 2030 Agenda. Representatives of the United Nations (UN), of the governments of Mexico and the United States, and business chambers of the state.
On the other hand, at the meeting, specialists, companies, chambers and the government had the opportunity to talk about the various challenges that organizations face to align their business strategies in terms of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption, according to to the values of the Global Compact.
During his participation, Honold Morales said that the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (SEI), as a promoter and facilitator of investment, is responsible for attracting job opportunities to Baja California in full respect of human rights and companies committed to sustainability. He congratulated the business chambers for joining and taking on the challenge together.
During the meeting sessions, experiences and best practices of companies adhering to the Global Compact were shared, on topics such as climate leadership and sustainability in the supply chain, labor inclusion and migration.
The United Nations Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability network in the world and is clear about the urgency of accelerating the commitment of companies to pay for the country's sustainable development.