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Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With more than 7,000 corporate signatories in over 140 countries, it is the worlds largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.
New Caring for Climate Web Portal to Advance Business Role in Climate Change
(3BL Media) New York - September 24, 2012 – A new web-based platform was launched today to advance business efforts on climate change and enhance the private sector’s contribution to the global climate change agenda. The new website will provide a repository for business and stakeholders to access information related to Caring for Climate, a corporate climate leadership initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007.
The website (www.caringforclimate.org) is designed to make a clear business case for corporate action on climate change and provide access to an array of tools and guidance materials relevant for companies seeking to better understand how they can improve their climate performance and evaluate climate-related business risks and opportunities. It also seeks to increase visibility of business efforts to implement and report progress on the core commitments of Caring for Climate, including policies, practices, and public policy efforts, as well as low-carbon and climate-resilient solutions developed by nearly 400 companies who have signed the initiative’s leadership statement.
The portal will also serve as a robust source of information on the initiative’s engagement opportunities and relevant activities of its partner organizations, including the UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Visit the new Caring for Climate website at www.caringforclimate.org.
- To read the climate leadership statement and to join Caring for Climate, please visit http://caringforclimate.org/about-participate.php.
About Caring for Climate
Launched by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007, “Caring for Climate” is the UN Global Compact and UN Environment Programme’s 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 nearly 400 companies from 65 countries.