UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 2019)
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.
To put these numbers in perspective: last year, global GDP totaled $75 trillion. This means that aligning just three per cent of the world’s economic output with the SDGs would cover the estimated shortfall.
And if we could activate just one per cent of available wealth assets behind the SDGs, we would be able to close the gap. Discover three things all businesses can do today to help create financial tipping points for the SDGs »
- Transforming Partnerships for the SDGs
- Investing in Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment
- Decent Work in Global Supply Chains — A Baseline Report
Exclusively available to UN Global Compact Participants, the Academy helps corporate sustainability professionals advance their knowledge and capabilities through sessions taught by world-class experts on the most pressing sustainability challenges businesses face today »
- 24 April | 9:00 a.m. ET
Addressing the gender pay gap »
- 7 May | 9:30 a.m. ET
Setting science-based targets to align with 1.5°C pathways »
- 22 May | 9:00 a.m. ET
Navigating partnership opportunities with the UN »
- 11 June | 10:00 a.m. ET
Learning from peers: How to report on the SDGs »
- 24 JUN: London | Making Global Goals Local Business – UK
A high-level conference featuring global corporate sustainability leaders, Making Global Goals Local Business — UK will raise awareness of the Global Goals in the United Kingdom, including around its voluntary national review (VNR), and spur practical business actions and partnerships in support of sustainable development in the UK »
- 21–25 OCT: Turin | International Labour Standards and Corporate Social Responsibility
Participants will deepen their knowledge of International Labour Standards, corporate social responsibility and human rights due diligence with the guidance of international development experts»
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
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.