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New Programme Puts Sustainability on the Agenda for Boards of Directors

At conclusion of two-year pilot phase, UN Global Compact launches innovative Global Compact Board Programme to all 8,000 companies
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New York, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact today launched an innovative programme to help move sustainability issues from the backroom to the boardroom, so that companies can better manage risk and opportunities for growth by developing solutions that respond to the future demands of people and needs of the planet.

A Unique Opportunity For Global Boardrooms On Risk

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Ole Hansen, Head of Global Compact LEAD tells Dina Medland of Forbes how the UN Global Compact is taking the sustainability discussion all the way to the top of the corporate ladder: the world's boardrooms.
 
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VIDEO: Launch of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles)

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Launched at the United Nations in September 2014, the Food & Agriculture Business Principles respond to calls for a common language and framework to achieve food security through more sustainable agriculture. In this video, leaders from business, government, civil society and the UN share their perspectives on the importance of the FAB Principles to help realize the goal of sustainable development.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (November 2014)

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

Newsletter

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

Business Plays a Critical Role in Advancing Peace

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Melissa Powell, Head of Business for Peace at the UN Global Compact, tells Corporate Citizenship Briefing that business has ingrained reasons to help advance peace, and highlights how a growing group of companies are working toward creating stability in conflict-areas.
 
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Ideagen Quarterly Summit - Global Resiliency - America and the World in 2050 and release of InterSection - Fall Edition of Ideagen's Quarterly Review

Ideagen Quarterly Summit and release of InterSection - Ideagen Quarterly Review (Fall 2014)
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Ideagen 100, a cross-sector, collective impact member network where the world’s leading corporations, NGO’s, and public sector organizations convene to innovate and collaborate, hosted its latest quarterly summit at the historic Willard focused on the theme, Global Resiliency: America and the World in 2050.

SAP Offers Perspectives on Investing in Sustainable Development at United Nations

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Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the World Investment Forum, organized by the United Nations and hosted at the UN Palais de Nations in Geneva. The central theme for this gathering that brought together government and business leaders from over 150 countries was "Investing in Sustainable Development". The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs as they are known, is a set of 17 proposed goals, which together reflect the UN's plan for ensuring the world is on a sustainable path by the year 2030 from economic, social, and environmental perspectives.

Call for Nominations for 2015 Women's Empowerment Principles CEO Leadership Awards

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Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2015 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women's Empowerment Principles. 

AECOM Impact Blog: Natural Disasters — A "New Normal"

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AECOM Impact blog

Dale Sands, senior vice president and global practice director for AECOM's environment business line, discusses initiatives to improve resiliency in response to the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters.

Natural disasters: A new normal

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2014)

Summary: 

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Chinese

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Chinese

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