UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2019)

May 29, 2019 8:15 AM ET

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.


Nearly 40 Heads of State call on Belt and Road companies to follow the Ten Principles

Nearly 40 Heads of State reaffirmed their commitment to the 2030 Agenda through a joint communiqué from the Leaders' Roundtable of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation — calling on all market players to fulfill their corporate social responsibility and follow the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. “We are delighted and encouraged by this endorsement of our Principles from world leaders,” said Lise Kingo. Read more »


Live on UNTV: a briefing on the UN Climate Action Summit

 UN Secretary General's Special Envoy, Luis Alfonso De Alba, joined SDG Advocate Paul Polman and Jen Austin from We Mean Business in the UN TV studio for a live briefing on the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit. Hosted by LIse Kingo, this special UN Global Compact Academy session explained how business leaders can contribute to the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September. Watch the session here »

Advancing the SDGs through innovative public-private partnerships

The UN Global Compact has agreed to become an organizational partner of P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030). “We look forward to collaborating with P4G to advance partnerships and leverage our Local Networks to help foster a more sustainable world,” said Lise Kingo, who will also join P4G’s Board. Read more »

The search is on for SDG Pioneers — but this year they will be young!

 At this year’s UN General Assembly, our SDG Pioneers campaign will recognize young business leaders, aged 35 and under, who are doing an exceptional job to advance the SDGs at their companies. If you know a young business leader taking bold action to help create a better world, please nominate them today »

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Global Compact Network Chile convenes business, Government and civil society to discuss progress on the SDGs

In partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Global Compact Network Chile convened an event to discuss how partnerships between companies and civil society are generating concrete impacts on the quality of life of people in Chile and around the region. Read more »
Global Compact Network Japan convenes 500 business leaders to discuss human resources for sustainable development

Earlier this year, in partnership with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Global Compact Network Japan convened the 15th Anniversary Commemorative Project symposium to discuss human resource development in the age of the SDGs. Read more »

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Invest in the next generation of SDG innovators

APPLY TODAY: The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for companies to identify young talent within their organizations to accelerate business innovation towards the SDGs. This 10-month accelerator programme seeks to engage young professionals to develop and drive innovative solutions. See how you can participate »

Business and Government advancing good governance

Peace, justice and strong institutions are the foundation not only for business responsibilities, but also success. Join our SDG 16 Action Platform on Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions to work with other like-minded companies on improving accountability, integrity and transparency within businesses as well as countries »

It starts with you: Make Global Goals local business

Through our 70 Local Networks, companies can make local connections — with other businesses and stakeholders — and receive guidance to put their commitments to advance the Global Goals into action. Find a Local Network in your country and engage locally today »

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Are you a young professional aged 35 or under, who is making Global Goals local business? Know someone who is? Click here to share your sustainability story with us today! 
Deadline: 12 July 2019


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As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to 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.
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United Nations Global Compact
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