EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Positive Role of Business in Accelerating Climate Policy Action
Reuters Sustainability, 18 November 2013
Reuters Sustainability highlights the power of business support and policy endorsements through the lens of the recently launched Caring for Climate "Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy." The report, which was released by the UN Global Compact and in cooperation with seven leading international organizations, is the first guide to help businesses manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy
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About the UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, with over 12,000 signatories from business and key stakeholder groups based in 145 countries. www.unglobalcompact.org
About Caring for Climate
Launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, “Caring for Climate” is the UN Global Compact, the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) initiative aimed at advancing the role of business in addressing climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to advance practical solutions and help shape public policy as well as public attitudes. Chief executive officers who support the statement are prepared to set goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and to publicly disclose emissions as part of their existing disclosure commitment within the UN Global Compact framework, that is, the Communication on Progress. Caring for Climate is endorsed by over 350 companies from 50 countries. www.caringforclimate.org