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Metlife Becomes First U.S.-Based Life Insurer to Join U.N. Global Compact

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NEW YORK, June 25, 2020 — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has become the first U.S.-based life insurer to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The U.N. Global Compact calls for companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. 

Heads of State Join CEOs and UN Chiefs at Largest-ever UN Convening of Global Business Leaders

More than 20,000 sustainability champions attend UN Global Compact’s 20th anniversary Leaders Summit online
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, June 16, 2020/3BL Media/ — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Presidents of Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia joined the President of the UN General Assembly and UN Secretary-General alongside dozens of Chief Executive Officers and UN chiefs at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit to address the private sector’s response to three unprecedented and interconnected global crises — health, inequality and climate change.

Companies Need to Set More Ambitious Targets to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, United Nations Global Compact Report Shows

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UNITED NATIONS, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, on the occasion of its 20th-anniversary Leaders Summit, the United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with DNV GL, released a new report looking back on 20 years of corporate sustainability progress among its business participants.

United Nations Global Compact Launches the Ocean Stewardship 2030 Report

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New roadmap developed jointly by the private sector and UN organizations defines ten critical ambitions for ocean-related industries to deliver on the Global Goals by 2030. 

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New roadmap developed jointly by the private sector and UN organizations defines ten critical ambitions for ocean-related industries to deliver on the Global Goals by 2030. 

UN Secretary-General Appoints Sanda Ojiambo as Next Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

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UN Secretary-General appoints Sanda Ojiambo as next Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Kenyan business leader will take over from Lise Kingo on 17 June 2020 as head of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

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UN Secretary-General appoints Sanda Ojiambo as next Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Kenyan business leader will take over from Lise Kingo on 17 June 2020 as head of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

Over 150 Global Corporations Urge World Leaders for Net-zero Recovery From COVID-19

In largest ever UN-backed CEO-led climate advocacy effort, major multinationals reaffirm their own science-based commitments to achieving zero carbon economy and call on governments to match their ambition
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The following is a joint press release by the Science Based Targets initiative, the UN Global Compact, and the We Mean Business coalition

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The following is a joint press release by the Science Based Targets initiative, the UN Global Compact, and the We Mean Business coalition

Disruption of Ocean Supply Chains Due to COVID-19 to Cause Significant Global Shortages

Governments urged to work together to keep ocean-related supply chains moving
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Delays and disruptions in the supply of goods produced at and shipped by sea will cause significant shortages if governments don’t work together to keep global ocean-related supply chains moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Global Compact warned today.

United Nations Global Compact Calls for Companies to Set Ambitious Corporate Targets for Women’s Business Leadership With Launch of New Target Gender Equality Initiative

Business ready to scale efforts to close the economic gender gap
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NEW YORK, February 12, 2020 – The United Nations Global Compact Network today launched Target Gender Equality, a new initiative to mobilize and support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business. 

Engaging Global Compact participants across the globe, Target Gender Equality will drive business action in support of Sustainable Development Goal 5.5, which calls for women’s full participation and equal opportunities for leadership, including in economic life, by 2030.

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

United Nations Global Compact Updates Guidance to Help General Counsel Drive the Corporate Sustainability Agenda

New guidance helps legal professionals become leaders in embedding sustainability into their companies’ strategies and operations
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ The United Nations Global Compact has issued updated guidance to help General Counsel advance the corporate sustainability agenda.

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