- Over 1,200 CEOs endorse Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation and pledge to unite in the business of a better world
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2020 — More than 1,200 Chief Executive Officers from companies in over 100 countries have demonstrated their support for the United Nations and inclusive multilateralism by signing onto a powerful Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.
The Statement has attracted signatures from some of the world’s largest brands along with hundreds of other large, small and medium-sized enterprises participating in the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
The Statement of support – including the full list of CEO supporters – was presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres by Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, at the opening of the Private Sector Forum on the sidelines of the High-level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
“The Statement is a resounding endorsement of inclusive multilateralism. In no uncertain terms, it says that cooperation must cross borders, sectors and generations for us to adapt to changing circumstances,” said Sanda Ojiambo. “In the course of just one month after we issued the Statement, it has been signed by 1,294 CEOs from large, medium and small enterprises in virtually every industry and region. We deeply appreciate their commitment to global cooperation at a pivotal time for the UN and the world at large.”
The 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations comes at a time of unprecedented disruption and global transformation, serving as a stark reminder that international cooperation must be mobilized across borders, sectors and generations to adapt to changing circumstances.
In the spirit of renewed global cooperation, public and private institutions need to show they are accountable, ethical, inclusive and transparent.
The statement endorsed by CEOs states: “We, the business peoples, recognize that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of our organizations and are foundational for upholding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now is our opportunity to learn from our collective experiences to realign behind the mission of the UN and steer our world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path. We are in this together — and we are united in the business of a better world.”
Under the headline Uniting Business LIVE from 21-23 September, the Private Sector Forum is the first in a series of three events on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly organised by the UN Global Compact to promote principled business and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The CEO Statement also supports the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal 16: to promote peace, justice and strong institutions. Through the UN Global Compact’s Action Platform on Goal 16, interviews with 60 senior executives in June and July revealed that – alongside environmental and social issues – they believe good governance lies at the heart of good business.
See full list of signatories here
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.
ABOUT THE ACTION PLATFORM FOR PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS (GOAL16)
The Goal 16 Action Platform comprises highly engaged businesses working to develop a framework for businesses to understand, implement, and report on Goal 16 through corporate governance and global governance. The patrons include: Baker McKenzie, L’Oreal, Nestle and participants include: Anglo-American, APCO Worldwide, Enel, Leonardo, Linklaters, LRN Corporation, Oando, RELX, Safaricom, Sumitomo Chemical, Thomson Reuters, White & Case.
For more information, follow @globalcompact and #UnitingBusiness on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org.
- The aim of the #WeSupportTheSDGs campaign is to act as a platform to boost awareness of the 2030 Agenda so that more people know about it and can work together towards achieving it.
- Corporate management based on the SDGs helps create new business opportunities, improves stakeholder engagement, and promotes innovation.
On the 5th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), VAPF Group joins the #WeSupportTheSDGs campaign to raise awareness of these UN Goals, in collaboration with the Spanish Global Compact Network, an initiative to which it belongs. The aim is to contribute, through its alignment with the SDGs, as a platform to boost awareness of the Goals so that people know and work together towards them.
In 2016, VAPF Group joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world’s largest sustainability initiative. Since the approval of 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the Ten Principles, VAPF has worked on aligning its corporate management with the SDGs, in order to find new business opportunities, improve stakeholder involvement, and promote innovation.
VAPF Group, as one of the most established real estate groups in the province of Alicante with more than 55 years of experience, integrates the generation of economic welfare, environmental improvement and responsibility to society as part of its company goals.
In this regard, VAPF Group has established a series of commitments and good practices in line with its strategy. Among these, we highlight the use of innovation in our developments as a measure to combat climate change and its effects, the guarantee of quality and stable employment to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, the various actions to ensure a healthy life and promote well-being for all ages, and the development of alliances to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Alliance for Sustainable Development.
With these types of initiatives, the Spanish Global Compact Network and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a task that, in these times of crisis and uncertainty, is the formula for creating the sustainable future that the world needs.
Boosting business contribution to sustainable development
It’s been five years since the United Nations General Assembly approved Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a unanimous decision by the 193 participating countries, including Spain. “Leave no one behind” is the core mission statement of the agreement. The SGDs propose to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities, and address urgent challenges such as climate change.
To achieve such an ambitious agenda, everyone must be involved: governments, businesses, civil society and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal nature of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 goals. Achieving them requires an unprecedented effort by all sectors of society, and business has a particularly important role to play in this regard. Achieving the SDGs requires a combination of public sector, business, investor and civilian efforts.
With ten years left to achieve Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDAs), UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all sectors of society to mobilize for this “Decade of Action.”
The “Decade of Action” calls for accelerating sustainable solutions to the world’s major challenges; from poverty and gender equality, to climate change, inequality and closing the financial gap. Business has a very important role to play in this regard.
If you are looking for a home in an idyllic setting nestled between the sea and mountains and within a short distance to all the services that your family could need (renowned international school, supermarket, beauty salon, sports facilities and restaurants), then the Palma model will surprise you. It is part of our our Magnolias development at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.
This finished and furnished home enjoys open views overlooking the resort, its natural surroundings and, of course, the sea with the Ifach Rock in the background. It is distributed over a single floor, making it an extra comfortable living space. Its outdoor spaces are definitely worth mentioning for their spaciousness, garden area and included parking space.
Upon entering the home, you’ll be impressed by the natural light that streams in while you appreciate the spacious living room with its large picture windows, separating it from the terrace. At VAPF, all our homes are built to take full advantage of the many benefits offered by the Mediterranean climate, which include extended hours of sunlight, clear days, and mild temperatures throughout the year. In addition, all the homes benefit from high energy efficiency which is possible thanks to their specific design, a careful selection of materials and the details in the finishes. We offer a comfortable, modern and ecological villa.
The living room is the cornerstone of any home. Therefore, it is located in the centre of this villa so you can access all the other rooms from it: a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lovely terrace with pool.
The spaciousness of the terrace and the living room, as well as the sliding glass doors, will allow you to receive your loved ones and organize meals both inside and outside without missing the beauty of the landscape. In addition, the kitchen opens up to the living room so you can spend as much time as possible with your guests and not miss any of the conversations while you prepare your next dish.
It also has a basement, an open area of 63m2 with private terrace, which allows you to add a personalised touch to the house with areas for leisure, relaxation or whatever you see fit.
If we have sparked your curiosity and you would like to know more about the Palma model in our Magnolias development, please fill out this form and we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a face-to-face or virtual tour of your choice. We also invite you to read our blog regularly and follow us on our social media accounts to find out all about our news and life at Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol.
It’s already September, and many of us are starting to feel this peculiar summer fade away as the seasons change. However, we have the perfect solution to remedy this situation if you are hoping to live the summer season year-round: Cumbre del Sol.
At VAPF, we offer you luxury apartments and villas with the best designs and finishes in a unique setting. That is why our star development, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol, is located in the Costa Blanca North, right in the heart of nature and close to the sea so that you can enjoy the best coves and breathtaking views year-round. Moreover, you’ll have the best services at your disposal, so you won’t be lacking for a thing. Have we already awakened your curiosity? Keep reading!
Blue Infinity, RFA011
For over 50 years, VAPF has been making its clients’ dreams come true, thanks to carefully designed models and a customized villa service so that the imagination has no limit. If you are looking for an apartment, the new models at our Blue Infinity and Montecala Gardens developments are perfect for you. In addition, some of them are already finished and ready for you to move in immediately.
If you prefer to have more privacy, larger rooms, and your own terrace with infinity pool, you will love our luxury villas. The Lirios Design, Magnolias and Jazmines developments offer you spectacular luxury homes that will meet all your expectations. Don’t wait and check your schedule so you can arrange a guided tour with us.
Siros XL, Lirios Design (AL177)
We also know that not everyone can travel to Cumbre del Sol at this time, so we also offer you the option of a virtual showing.
Our homes travel to you so that you can visit these dream homes from your sofa and in the company of your family. You’ll have the opportunity to discover all the details of our developments: their qualities, layouts, their exteriors and their views. This visit will transport you to the Costa Blanca and you’ll be able to imagine what your new life will be like. So don’t wait any longer and fill in this form so that we can get you set up on the date that best suits you.
On the other hand, if you are in the area and are interested in buying a new house on the Costa Blanca to enjoy the Mediterranean climate year-round, you can stop by one of our offices! Together we can talk about the different options you have, present all our models to you and organize a visit so that you can experience it all first-hand. Make a note of our hours or book an appointment and come visit us:
VAPF STORE MORAIRA HOURS
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:30 and 17:00 – 20:00.
Saturdays: 10:00 – 13:30.
CUMBRE DEL SOL NORTE ENTRANCE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9:30 -14:00 and 15:30 – 19:00.
Saturdays: 10:30 – 14:00 and 15:00 – 17:00
As you can see, we do our best to make the purchase of your new home as fluid and easy as possible, from the first visit to turning over the keys. At VAPF, our customers are our priority, so we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget to follow us on our social networks and read our blog to find out about all our news and events.
Whether you’re looking to relocate to the sunny Mediterranean or want a vacation home to make the most of your summers on its shores, Residential Resort Cumbre del Sol is the ideal place for you. Discover how VAPF can help you find the home of your dreams thanks to our over 50 years of experience building luxury properties in one of the most exclusive areas along the Northern Costa Blanca. Our developments are expertly designed to meet the needs of our customers, guaranteeing your total satisfaction when purchasing a new home.
This is clearly evident in our Jardines de Montecala complex, where we offer semi-detached apartments that are all fully equipped and move-in ready. This development has the added luxury of having communal areas for families to enjoy throughout the year, such as several pools, spacious terraces that are perfect for sunbathing, a social club, children’s play area, gardens and a parking lot for guests. You’ll truly find everything you need to make your new life as easy and as comfortable as possible. Additionally, there are different models you can choose from; the two-bedroom apartments can range from 85 to 105 m2, have one or two bathrooms and a terrace, garden and barbecue area.
To ensure that the choice you make is the perfect fit for you, your personalized point of contact at VAPF will be there to advise you throughout the whole purchasing process. They’ll guide you through everything to do with your new home, from choosing which model suits you best to any problems or changes which may arise throughout the process. Additionally, they’ll accompany you to your new home to make sure you are completely satisfied with your choice and help you with any additional questions you might have. Thanks to our multilingual service, our team of experts will be happy to help you in your native tongue. You’ll also have access to our free Extranet platform, where you’ll find information about your new home, such as house plans, legal documents and FAQs, all in your native language.
As you can see, at VAPF, our clients always come first. We will be with you every step of the way, even once you have your keys and have already moved into the home of your dreams. Our post-sales service will always be at your disposition, more than ready to help ensure your satisfaction. Being a VAPF homeowner has many advantages, especially at Jardines de Montecala, with its unrivalled location and communal areas. Start your new life now by filling out this contact form!