ICEX Spain Exports and Investments has joined the Climate Summit (COP25), held in Madrid until 13 December, with a series of events “focused on highlighting its role as a driving force for sustainable internationalisation”.
According to the public business entity in charge of the internationalization of Spanish companies and the promotion of foreign investment, ICEX is part since September 2017 of the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative to integrate sustainability in the private business sector in order to contribute to the achievement of 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Within the framework of COP25, ICEX organized yesterday, together with the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the CEOE, the conference Transforming the productive model with sustainable financing. Likewise, a seminar entitled Spanish Companies and Human Rights: Climate Change and Extraterritorial Challenge is planned for today, to be attended by Reyes Maroto, acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, and which will present the guide Companies and Human Rights: Success Stories within the framework of 2030 Agenda, of the Spanish Global Compact Network.
In addition, ICEX, together with the Secretary of State for Trade, has also organised a round table at IFEMA today to analyse the contribution of international trade to environmental challenges, which will be moderated by the Secretary of State for Trade, Xiana Méndez.
On December 6, a panel of experts will address the challenges facing the planet due to water scarcity. Apart from this, in the stand shared by ICEX with other public bodies in the COP25 Green Zone, the public entity will present on 11 December one of its star programmes in sustainable internationalisation, IMPACT+, and will organise a business meeting together with the CEOE and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce.