Date: 12/05/2016

What connects AmChamps and the United Nations?

Participants of the AmChamps programs and representatives of the Global Compact in Serbia held a lecture on the topic of sustainable development and ecology

One of the innovations in this year's AmChamps program is the inclusion of its participants in the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The first in a series of lectures with this aim was held on Thursday, May 12 in the hall and the amphitheater of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade. The subject of this multidisciplinary lecture included sustainable development, CSR and environmental protection.

Before the lecture the visitors had the opportunity to attend an experimental demonstration of purification of industrial waste waters by using modern technologies. The achievements of the TMF students’ Centre for Scientific Research from different areas of environmental protection was also presented at that time.

The opening speech and welcome to the lecture was held by Dr. George Janaćković, Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy. After that, Siniša Mitrović, Advisor to the President for Ecology and Sustainable Development at Serbian Chamber of Commerce and a member UN Global Compact board, presented the Global Compact and the Millennium Development Goals to the audience.

Engineering perspective was brought by Dr. Nikola Nikačević, a professor of chemical engineering at TMF, who spoke on topics such as new climate trends, causes, consequences and solutions through technological innovation. Students of AmChamps program were next to present to the audience, by speaking about the roles that each individual has in the realization of the concept of sustainable development.

The lecture was closed by examples of good corporate practices and CSR, which were presented by managers of member companies of AmCham also attending this year AmChamps program.

The event was organized in association with Coca-Cola Hellenic, Jugo-Impex, Algotech, Nelt, GlaxoSmithKline, Ball Packaging Europe, Technology and Metallurgy Faculty in Belgrade and Students’ Parliament of TMF.