UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2017)

Oct 12, 2017 9:15 AM ET

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2017)

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Executive Update: After the Dust has Settled

In her latest update, UN Global Compact CEO & Executive Director Lise Kingo looks back on the 72nd UNGA and how short-termism and the “business-as-usual” mindset need to be rejected if we are to meet the Global Goals by 2030. Reflecting on important progress to-date, she also outlines areas in need of swift business action, and asks business leaders to step into a new era of sustainability. Read Lise Kingo's latest Executive Update »

UN Global Compact Challenges Companies to Disrupt the Business-As-Usual Mindset

Nearly 800 business leaders from over 70 countries joined leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017. Convened during the 72nd Regular Session of UN General Assembly, the Summit focused on driving responsible business action and partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate AgreementRead the Outcomes »

Ground-Breaking Report Is a First Step Towards a Unified Mechanism to Help Businesses Report on Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report — Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and TargetsRead More »

UN Global Compact 2017 SDG Pioneers

The United Nations Global Compact recognized ten 2017 SDG Pioneers — individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Read More »

More than 300 Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets, Including 50 U.S. Businesses

More than 300 global companies have now committed to set emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating that the private sector is committed to aligning their efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Read More »

Vast Majority of CEOs are Personally Involved in Advancing Sustainable Business and SDGs are a Top Priority, 2017 United Nations Global Compact Progress Report Shows

The 2017 UN Global Compact Progress Report includes findings from a 2017 survey of the 9,500 companies participating in the UN Global Compact, showing how businesses are embedding the Ten Principles in their operations to align with the universal values of the UN and detailing how businesses are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Read More »

UN Secretary-General and Global CEOs Accelerate Shift to Sustainable Finance

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that US$3-5 trillion annual investment needed to finance the 2030 Agenda; private finance and investment absolutely essential to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the 9th annual United Nations Private Sector Forum during the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly.  Read the Outcomes »

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Choose your 2018 Engagement Tier: Will your Company Become a Participant or Signatory?

Starting in January 2018, the UN Global Compact will offer two distinct engagement tiers to suit your company’s needs: Participant or Signatory. In order to engage in either tier and remain an active Participant or Signatory of the UN Global Compact, we ask larger companies to make a required annual financial contribution, based on their company’s annual gross revenue/sales.

Will your company become a Participant or Signatory? Learn More »

Join the Business for Humanitarian Action and Peace Action Platform

The Business for Humanitarian Action and Peace Action Platform will help to define and drive business leadership in support of conflict-affected people around the world by developing guidance, supporting global advocacy efforts and fostering the development of new innovative solutions. Sign up for the Action Platform »

Join Business for Peace

Conflict and instability not only impact people and the environment but also pose risks to all parts of the business sector. Business for Peace is a platform of close to 150 leading companies and business associations from 37 countries dedicated to catalyzing collaborative action to advance peace.  Join Business for Peace »

Join the Pathways to Low-Carbon and Resilient Development Action Platform

Pathways to Low-Carbon and Resilient Development aims to mobilize the private sector to become a catalyst for enhancing country-level action to meet the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Now it is time for business leaders to implement climate action deep into local markets everywhere and pioneer a pathway forward to ensure a sustainable future for all.  Sign up for the Action Platform »

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