The foundation of the Hellenic Network Global Compact for the CSR was announced in Greece on 28th of May, at a ceremony at the Caravel Hotel of Athens, attended by dozens of representatives of Greek business, civil society, government and the United Nations. Keynote speeches were delivered by H.E. George Alogoskoufis, Greek Minster of Economy and Finance, and by Ms. Alexia Evert, the Deputy Mayor of Athens.
During the event, the chief executives of more than 50 Greek companies presented letters of participation to Mr. Soren Petersen, Head of Local Networks and Partnerships in the Global Compact Office, expressing their commitment to make the Global Compact's ten principles part of business strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations.
The Executive Director of DKG GROUP, Mr. Christos D. Katsanos, was invited to that event as a member of the Hellenic Network Global Compact for the Corporate Social Responsibility.