UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2018)
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 to 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.
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NEWS & UPDATES
More than 120 Chief Executives from leading businesses around the world joined Heads of State and Government and leaders from both the United Nations and civil society today to explore innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 during the 73rd regular session of the UN General Assembly.
The UN Global Compact launched a new Action Platform to engage businesses to advance Sustainable Development Goal 16 on promoting peace, justice and strong institutions on the margins of the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly and the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit.
The Action Platform is a two-year programme bringing together business, Governments, civil society and UN agencies to combine their efforts towards achieving a peaceful and inclusive society for sustainable development, the provision of justice for all, and effective and accountable institutions at all levels.
Hosted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the 10th annual United Nations Private Sector Forum was part of the broader UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and Nelson Mandela Peace Summit taking place during the 73rd regular session of the UN General Assembly.
The UN Global Compact is pleased to announce the businesses that have been recognized as Global Compact LEAD companies for demonstrating ongoing commitment to the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.
At the 2018 Leaders Summit, the UN Global Compact recognized ten new SDG Pioneers — business leaders from around the world who are championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their companies and inspiring others to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Take this interactive, 30-minute e-learning course designed for professionals interested in understanding how they can integrate the Global Goals into their business strategy and operations.
The next ten years will be crucial to limit global temperature rise. The IPCC’s Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5 °C, sends a clear message: rapidly decarbonize the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Understand the importance of business setting science-based targets and aligning strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Child labour is work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and dignity. It's harmful to their physical or mental development including by interfering with their education. Let's do business with respect for children's rights.
Our nearly 70 Local Networks advance corporate sustainability at the grassroots level by helping companies understand what responsible business means within a national context.
Provides an assessment of how companies in the UN Global Compact are adopting the Ten Principles and taking action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on data collected in the UN Global Compact annual survey and other sources, the report takes stock of how companies are performing when it comes to integrating the Ten Principles into their strategies and operations. The report also offers a review of current progress on each of the Global Goals and considers impact measurement opportunities.
Summarizes data of bilateral interviews with supply chain, procurement, and sustainability executives of companies that participate in the UN Global Compact Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. The report presents insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities that companies face in their efforts to develop more sustainable procurement strategies. It also offers practical examples of steps taken to combat pressing human rights issues in supply chains, such as modern slavery, child labour and non-compliance with employment standards, and references relevant initiatives and resources for further guidance on these issues.
Provides a list of concrete actions that different stakeholder groups — including business, the investor community, Governments, the UN and civil society — can take to scale up business action and investment in high-risk areas. It also provides an overview of eight multi-stakeholder initiatives that support stakeholders in scaling up these actions.
Outlines a three-step process to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into existing business and reporting processes. It helps business to better report their impact on the SDGs and address the information needs of relevant stakeholders. This Guide follows an approach that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the GRI Standards.
LOCAL NETWORK NEWS
UN GLOBAL COMPACT ACADEMY SESSIONS
- 30 Oct: Three Steps to Integrating the Global Goals into Corporate Reporting
Learn about the business benefits of reporting on the Global Goals and how your company can adopt a step-by-step approach to getting started.
- 8 Nov: Setting a Price on Carbon
Explore why and how your company can use internal carbon pricing as a tool to mitigate climate-related financial risks, discover new business opportunities and prepare for the transition to a low-carbon economy.
- 15 Nov: Build a Breakthrough Mindset for the Global Goals
Join innovation experts and leading businesses will help you develop your innovation skills by introducing you to the Breakthrough Mindset and provide practical tips for aligning your innovation processes with the Global Goals.
- 20 Nov: Upholding Freedom of Association and the Effective Recognition of the Right to Collective Bargaining
Explore the instruments can help create an enabling environment for the realization of Goal 8 on Decent Work at the national level, as well as practical steps your business can take to address challenges across its operations.
- 29 Nov: Creating a Market for Mainstream SDG Investments
Join experts and leaders from the business and the investor community will provide you with insight on the creation of a market for mainstream SDG investments.
- 4 Dec: Implementing the Paris Agreement by Setting a Science-Based Target
Explore how to put your company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions into action by setting a science-based target.
- 11 Dec: Becoming a Business Leader on the Global Goals
Explore how five leadership qualities — ambition, collaboration, accountability, consistency and intentionality — can be applied to business strategies, models, products, supply chains, partnerships and operations in order to raise the bar and create impact at scale.
- 12 Dec: Implementing a Human Rights Impact Assessment and Embedding Results into Your Company’s Operations
Are you trying to deepen your understanding of how your business impacts human rights? Get best practices for conducting the HRIA process with integrity and about ways to ensure that the lessons learned are felt and implemented across the company.
- 7-8 NOV: Business for Peace Annual Event 2018 (Cairo)
- 26-28 NOV: 2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva)