SOURCE: UC & CS Global

UC & CS Global

June 30, 2011 09:23 ET

Top 20 Accounting Association UC&CS Global Signs United Nations ISDR Private Sector Commitment Following Third Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

MEXICO CITY--(Marketwire - Jun 30, 2011) - UC&CS Global announced today that Company President Mauricio Mobarak has signed the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction's "Statement of Commitment by the Private Sector for Disaster Prevention, Resilience and Risk Reduction."

The UNISDR's statement of commitment was released by the Private Sector Advisory Group in conjunction with the United Nations Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Geneva, Switzerland May 9-13, 2011. The advisory group is comprised of leaders from various industries committed to raising awareness on the importance of increased investment and planning efforts between the private and public sector to minimize economic disruptions and protect communities from disasters.

The commitment is focused on:

  • Promotion and development of public private partnerships
  • Leveraging private sector expertise and strengths
  • Fostering a collaborative exchange and dissemination of data
  • Supporting national and local risk assessment
  • Supporting the development and strengthening of national and local laws, regulations, policies and programs.

UC&CS, headquartered in Mexico City and New York City, was founded 11 years ago with a focus on becoming a global provider of business consulting services including accounting, auditing and tax, legal and business advisory services. Today the Network has more than 40 affiliated firms in 17 countries managing more than 1500 clients. The firm was ranked in 2010 as the 20th largest accounting network and 10th largest accounting association of independent firms by staff in the world.

UC&CS was introduced to UNISDR's efforts to encourage private sector participation after UNISDR Private Sector Advisory Group member Philip Verges, founder of the Small Equity Initiative, presented on public private partnerships (PPP) to reduce disaster risk at the UC&CS Third Conference of Central and South America Regions last month in Colombia.

UC&CS President Mauricio Mobarak stated, "We are very happy to have signed the UNISDR Private Sector Statement of Commitment. As a private sector business providing financial and business risk assessment and mitigation, we felt this was a natural fit. We look forward to using our established network of affiliates across the globe to aid in furthering the commitment's goals."

UC&CS Global plans to invite the UNISDR to present at the UC&CS upcoming annual partners conference September 26-28, 2011 in Mexico City.

Current members of the UNISDR private sector advisory group include:

William Layton - Director, Foundation Relations, United Nations Foundation
Thomas Loster - Chairman, MunichRe Foundation
Sandra Wu, Wen-Hsiu - President and CEO, Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
Rowan Douglas - CEO Global Analytics & Chairman, Willis Re and Willis Research Network
Philip Verges - Founder, Small Equity Initiative
Dr. Peter Williams - Chief Technology Officer, Big Green Innovations, IBM
Maxime Chretien - Associate Partner, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte SA
Juan-Gabriel Aguiriano - Worldwide Managing Director of Sustainable Operations - DuPont Sustainable Solutions
John Tobin - Head of Public Policy - Sustainability affairs, Credit Suisse
Jo Da Silva - Director - International Development - Arup Group Ltd.
Jan P. Mumenthaler - Head of Insurance Services Group, Business Risk Department. - International Finance Corporation
Peter Gruetter - Director and Distinguished Fellow - CISCO Internet Business Solutions Group
Dale Sands - Senior Vice President & Global Practices Director, Environment, AECOM
Aris Papadopoulos - CEO, Titan America

If your Company is interested in joining UC&CS by signing the commitment please contact ISDR-PSP@un.org, or download the Disaster Risk Reduction Private Sector Partnership (DRR-PSP) Membership Pack at: http://www.unisdr.org/2011/docs/partners/partners_psag_drrpsp.doc.

The commitment is available in its entirety at: http://www.unisdr.org/files/19873_statementofcommitmentbytheprivatese.pdf
To learn more about private sector participation in disaster risk reduction, please go to: http://www.unisdr.org/partners/private-sector.

About the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (www.unisdr.org)

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) is a strategic framework, adopted by United Nations Member States in 2000, aiming to guide and coordinate the efforts of a wide range of partners to achieve substantive reduction in disaster losses and build resilient nations and communities as an essential condition for sustainable development.

About UC&CS Global

UC&CS Global (United Consulting & Corporate Services Global), was founded 11 years ago in Mexico City, Mexico, by CPAs, lawyers and business advisors from the four largest firms in Mexico, which realized the need of having an association at an international level to manage clients abroad, with the same quality standards that the aforementioned firms had. The association has continued its expansion throughout Latin America, founded UC&CS America and formed strategic alliances globally in Europe, Asia and the USA.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

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Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    UC&CS Global
    Mauricio Mobarak, MBA
    President of the World Council
    email: mauricio.mobarak@uccsglobal.org
    phone: 00-52-55-12537178
    00-52-55-30953922
    fax: 00-52-55-54404596