UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2018)

Oct 24, 2018 8:20 AM ET

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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Business leaders join Heads of State and UN Secretary-General to discuss peace, human rights and advancing the 2030 Agenda

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.

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UN Global Compact to engage businesses in promoting peaceful, just and inclusive societies

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.

Business leaders join Heads of State and UN Secretary-General to discuss peace for all

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.

UN Global Compact recognizes most engaged companies at Leaders Summit 2018

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.

UN Global Compact recognizes ten business leaders for championing the Sustainable Development Goals

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.

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UN Global Compact Academy: How to Understand and Take Action on the Global Goals

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.

Set Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets

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.

Respect and Support the Rights of Children

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.

Make Global Goals Local Business

Our nearly 70 Local Networks advance corporate sustainability at the grassroots level by helping companies understand what responsible business means within a national context.

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UN Global Compact Progress Report 2018

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.

Decent Work in Global Supply Chains — A Baseline Report

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.

Building Peace and Prosperity: What Business Can Do

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.

Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide

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.

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Dan Thomas
United Nations Global Compact
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