David Hackett Speaks at UN on Sustainability

David Hackett Speaks at UN on Sustainability

On July 17, 2019, David Hackett presented at the UN’s sustainability conference in New York.  As part of the Ministerial segment of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (“WBCSD”) held a joint conference entitled:  “Lead, Transform, Succeed:  Chief Sustainability Officers for SDGs.”  David spoke on a panel, “Collaboration for SDG Impact” with senior company officials from multinationals regarding business efforts to advance the UN Sustainability Development Goals (“SDGs”).  Among other things, he addressed Baker McKenzie’s leadership role in seeking to advance the Principle 16 priorities involving Peace, Justice and the Rule of Law.

Mr. Hackett advises senior management, legal departments and boards at multinational companies and nonprofits regarding compliance, risk, environmental and sustainability matters.  He serves as the outside counsel to the UN Global Compact US Board as well as the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.  He also serves on the WBCSD North America Board and participates on the World Resources Institute (“WRI”) Corporate Advisory Board.

Mr. Hackett has considerable experience managing US and diverse international compliance, CSR and environmental legal projects, including the development and implementation of compliance programs. He is currently a member of the Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee, and concentrates his practice on the representation of multinationals in US and international compliance and environmental matters including, in particular, in the high tech, information management, food, pharmaceutical and energy industries.