UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2018)

Sep 20, 2018 9:30 AM ET

UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2018)

Check out the new UN Global Compact Academy platform — get access to on-demand learning resources and measure your company's progress and contribution to advancing the Global Goals.

Three years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 will bring together an international community of leaders for a multi-stakeholder stocktaking of progress on the Global Goals. Click here to share on Twitter!


The UN Global Compact launches the Academy — a new digital learning platform to help companies become more sustainable

The learning platform provides businesses with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives.

The UN Global Compact Academy is designed to provide businesses with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives, mitigate business risks and achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — giving participants access to expert-led and interactive how-to sessions, e-learning courses and a global community of sustainable businesses.  Click here to share the UN Global Compact Academy on Twitter!

Executive Update: Statement by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, on the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Remembering former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the visionary who launched the UN Global Compact and inspired the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Let us all continue to celebrate and embrace the values that Kofi Annan stood for.

Join the UN Global Compact and the world in remembering his legacy — a true inspiration to us all — by clicking here to share a message and graphic with your Twitter followers.

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Accelerate your Sustainability Journey with the UN Global Compact Academy

The UN Global Compact Academy — the premier learning platform for sustainable companies — is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to meet your sustainability objectives. Exclusively available to UN Global Compact Participants, the Academy enables you to enhance your knowledge and capabilities with learning opportunities available regardless of your corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey.

Explore the many different business-relevant events organized during the 73rd Regular Session of the UNGA

Interested in attending business relevant events between 18-30 September in New York? Explore the many different events with a business focus or that welcome private sector participation organized during the 73rd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly.

Set Science-Based Emission Reduction Targets

Companies representing around one-eighth of total global market capitalization are now using climate science to define their future direction of travel.

Nearly three years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with time running out before greenhouse gas emissions must peak, 2018 has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of companies committing to reduce their emissions in line with the levels required to prevent dangerous global warming.

Nominations for the Oslo Business for Peace Award 2019

The UN Global Compact and the Business for Peace Foundation invite you to nominate candidates for the 2019 Oslo Business for Peace Awards. The award recognizes exceptional individuals who exemplify the concept of being “businessworthy” by ethically creating shared value for the economy and for society. 

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Global Climate Action Playbook 2018

The Global Climate Action Playbook 2018 is a practical toolkit for business outlining high-level policy updates, outlook on key climate actions and the arc of ambition, and snapshot of country-level analysis on Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals. The Playbook is designed for business and Governments to work together to enhance country level ambition and action to implement the Paris Climate Agreement leading up to 2020.

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.

Global Compact Local Networks: Accelerating National SDG Implementation

Serves to demonstrate how Global Compact Local Networks can help accelerate action and collaboration to close the gaps between where we currently are and where we need to be by 2030. This report contains examples from more than 30 Local Networks around the world driving business engagement on the Sustainable Development Goals through five primary activities.

Transforming Partnerships for the SDGs

In this year’s Special Edition of the UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study, the world’s largest program of CEO research on sustainability, we focus our attention on transforming partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following a decade of research into the views of business leaders worldwide, we examine the views of UN leaders. As the UN Secretary-General calls for enhanced cooperation between the United Nations and the private sector, we ask agency heads and partnership practitioners across the UN system: what will it take to scale up partnerships to bring about transformational impact on the SDGs?

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