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CEOs are Calling for a Climate Change Agreement in Paris

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According to a global study by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture of 750 business leaders surveyed:

UN Global Compact Bulletin (December 2015)

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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 EnglishFrenchSpanishChineseArabic and Russian.

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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 EnglishFrenchSpanishChineseArabic and Russian.

Water Action is at the Heart of Climate Action

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Day 3: 2 December 2015

Today at COP21, the French and Peruvian government’s Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) will focus on resilience. Recognizing the close connection between water and climate change, the day will feature a dedicated water segment.

General Motors Joins UN Global Compact

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DETROIT, December 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. GM pledges to support and promote the compact’s 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

Majority of Business Leaders Call for a Climate Change Agreement in Paris to Support Private Sector Investment, Finds UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study

Business action on climate seen as a route to innovation, growth and competitiveness
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The UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study report, Special Edition: A Call to Climate Action, is based on a survey of 750 business leaders from UN Global Compact participant companies. The research, undertaken by Accenture Strategy, reveals that 70 percent of executives representing companies with annual revenues of more than $1bn see climate change presenting opportunities for growth and innovation for their company within the next five years. Sixty-seven percent already see a clear business case for action on climate change.

Press Release

The UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study report, Special Edition: A Call to Climate Action, is based on a survey of 750 business leaders from UN Global Compact participant companies. The research, undertaken by Accenture Strategy, reveals that 70 percent of executives representing companies with annual revenues of more than $1bn see climate change presenting opportunities for growth and innovation for their company within the next five years. Sixty-seven percent already see a clear business case for action on climate change.

The SDG Compass Helps Companies Take Action on New UN Goals

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NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Companies now have a new tool to help them navigate and contribute to a new set of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations on 25 September.

CSRwire Special Report: UN Global Compact + 15 -- Business As A Force For Good

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Last week, CSRwire delivered special daily on-site reporting from the UN Global Compact’s June 23 - 25 program on the dramatic progress and plans for private sector action to advance social priorities. The conference brought together 500 leaders of companies, investors, academia, civil society and governments, and came at a pivotal point in the growing impact of corporate social responsibility: the September launch of the United Nation’s “Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.”

Four East Asian Exchanges Commit to Advancing Social Good in Capital Markets – Bringing World Total of “Sustainable Stock Exchanges” to 23

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SEOUL, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting in Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the CEO of the Korea Exchange today announced the commitment of the Exchange to promote improved corporate performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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