UN Global Compact

UN Secretary-General appoints Bola Adesola, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever as new UN Global Compact Board Vice-Chairs

Press Release

NEW YORK, April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Bola Adesola and Paul Polman to serve as new Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 2018)

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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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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.

Measuring Corporate Actions Against the SDGs

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With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world’s leaders set out on an ambitious path to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a coherent, holistic, integrated framework for addressing the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges and creating a better future for all. The success of the agenda will be based on collaborative efforts by all parties in society, including businesses. 

Global Trends Report on the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool Launched by UN Global Compact, UN Women and IDB Invest at 2018 WEPs Forum

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NEW YORK, March 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Unleashing the full potential of women and girls by empowering them to be equal members of society has a multiplier effect on families, businesses, communities, and nations and is essential to achieving sustainable development.

UN Leaders Demand Urgent Action to Scale-up Collaboration and Partnerships With the Private Sector to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Finds United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy Study

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ — United Nations leaders see greater collaboration and partnership with the private sector as critical to progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new study by the UN Global Compact and Accenture Strategy.

One hundred percent of UN leaders surveyed believe that cross-sector alliances, networks and partnerships are essential to accelerating progress on Agenda 2030, and a clear majority (59 percent) believes that business will be the critical partner in the UN’s ability to deliver the SDGs.

Over 60 Stock Exchanges Around the World to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of International Women’s Day, over 60 stock exchanges around the world are joining the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Local Networks and their partners to host bell ringing ceremonies in support of gender equality.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (March 2018)

Summary: 

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.

Newsletter

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.

New Indicators in the SDG Compass

Tools available for more meaningful sustainability reporting
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Understanding how companies contribute to solving the great issues of our time, like combatting poverty, acting on climate action, and supporting sustainable cities and communities is crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But showing how companies are addressing the issues of the day is not always so straightforward.

CEO and Executive Director of UN Global Compact to Give the Opening Keynote at #RBSEU 2018

Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, has been confirmed to deliver the opening keynote at Ethical Corporation’s 17th Annual Responsible Business Summit Europe – the world’s leading sustainability conference
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February 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Summit Europe, taking place in London from the 13th-14th of June, will bring together 600+ CEOs and business leaders to discuss how businesses can respond and transform in line with increasing social, environmental and technological opportunities and pressures. Ethical Corporation is delighted to confirm that Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of the United Nations Global Compact will be delivering the opening address for the Summit.

Investors Signal a Shift in Mainstream Finance Towards an “SDG Bonds” Market During Financial Innovation Symposium

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., February 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with PIMCO and ENEL, convened a two-day symposium to mobilize private finance and investment around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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