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Integrating ESG Issues into Executive Pay

Provides a tangible tool to guide dialogue between shareholders and investee companies about integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay. The document aspires to reflect a common understanding of opportunities and challenges, as well as provide practical examples of emerging practices. (Global Compact LEAD/PRI, 2012)

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A New Agenda for the Board of Directors: Adoption and Oversight of Corporate Sustainability

Contains inspiration and recommendations for Boards of Directors on adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability. (Global Compact LEAD, 2012)

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Moving Upwards: The Involvement of Boards of Directors in the UN Global Compact

Advances understanding of Boardroom engagement in environmental, social and governance issues and provides a roadmap for how companies can better integrate oversight of these issues into the Board agenda. (UNGC, 2010)

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Corporate Governance: The Foundation for Corporate Citizenship and Sustainable Businesses

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Corporate citizenship — a commitment to ethical behavior in business strategy, operations and culture — has been on the periphery of corporate governance and board leadership, linked mainly to corporate reputation. However, in today’s globalized and interconnected world, investors, creditors and other stakeholders have come to recognize that environmental, social, and governance responsibilities of a company are integral to its performance and long-term sustainability. This resource, produced jointly by the UN Global Compact and the IFC, provides an overview of how corporate citizenship links directly to three fundamental functions of boards and their directors’ duties to the companies and shareowners they serve: Protecting stakeholder rights and interests, Managing risk and, Creating long-term business value. (UNGC/IFC, 2009)

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Communication on Progress

Basic Guide to the Communication on Progress

Assists companies in understanding the minimum requirements for participating in the UN Global Compact and reporting through the Communication on Progress (COP). The guide includes practical suggestions and examples grounded in best practices from participating companies. (UNGC, 2012)

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Comprehensive Guide to Communication on Progress (COP) and Differentiation: Transparency and Integrity, Learning and Progress

Provides comprehensive guidance on preparing COPs at the GC Active level and going beyond the minimum requirements to reach the GC Advanced criteria. The guide includes suggestions and examples grounded in best practices from participating companies. (UNGC, 2012)

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Making The Connection – Using GRI's G3 Guidelines for the COP

This guide, produced in partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative, introduces and explores ways to address Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) requirements simultaneously. By linking the GRI G3 Guidelines to the ten principles of the Global Compact, Making the Connection assists companies in bridging the gap between the COP and other sustainability reporting vehicles. (UNGC/GRI, 2007)
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Leading the Way in Communication on Progress

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This booklet provides inspiration and ideas on how to communicate progress in implementing the ten principles. It is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the Global Compact Office and participating companies, and it reflects experiences and perspectives shared during a two-day workshop in March 2006 in Geneva. (UNGC, 2006)
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Local Networks

United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2012

Highlights the growth and activities of 101 Global Compact Local Networks around the world in 2012. The report features statistics, activities and achievements of Local Networks in relation to Global Compact issue areas (human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption) and in support of broader UN goals and issues. (UNGC, 2013) 

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United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2011

Highlights the growth and activities of 100 Global Compact Local Networks around the world in 2011. The report features statistics, best practices and achievements demonstrating the networks’ efforts to facilitate national and international multi-stakeholder engagement. (UNGC, 2012)

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A Strategy for the Commons: Business-driven Networks for Collective Action and Policy Dialogue

Features the UN Global Compact as a platform for addressing global sustainability challenges, particularly through the collective action and policy dialogue activities of its Local Networks. Includes 36 case studies from Local Networks around the world. (Bertelsmann Stiftung/UNGC, 2012)

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Global Compact Local Networks: Value Proposition for Participants

Outlines the engagement opportunities of select Global Compact Local Networks and provides organizations with the information needed to get involved in their country. (UNGC, 2012)

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United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2010

Takes stock of the work of approximately 95 Local Networks around the world, featuring statistics and case examples on network governance, activities, issues and communications. (UNGC, 2011)

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Global Compact Local Networks Brochure

Provides an overview of the Global Compact Local Networks. Detailing the many ways that companies can engage locally through their network. The Brochure lists all networks that are in operation and explains how a company can join their Local Network. (UNGC, 2011)

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United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2009

Takes stock of the work of approximately 90 Local Networks around the world, featuring statistics and case examples on network governance, activities, issues and communications. (UNGC, 2010)

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Global Compact Local Networks Management Toolkit: Version 1

Provides a guide for managing Local Networks, compiles information from various Global Compact tools and resources as well as the practical experiences of Local Networks gathered in recent years. The toolkit aims to empower the focal points at the different stages of Local Network development and operation. (UNGC//Regional Center for the Support of the Global Compact in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010).

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Implementing the United Nations Global Compact in China: Inspirational Case Examples

Illustrates innovative and sustainable activities being undertaken by businesses in China. (GCLN China, 2010)

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United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report 2008

Local Network Report 2008

Takes stock of the work of over 80 established and emerging networks around the world, the report features statistics and case examples on network governance, composition, activities, issues and communications. In addition to reviewing network growth and developments, it takes a deeper look at Local Network efforts regarding facilitation of Communications on Progress and engagement of civil society. (UNGC, 2009)

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Local Network Report: Deepening Engagement at the Local Level

The result of the first comprehensive and systematic survey of Global Compact Local Networks, highlighting lessons learned about network building and performance, as well as numerous inspiring and innovative activities and examples of solutions developed by local networks to give practical meaning to the ten principles. The Local Network Report helps define what corporate citizenship means in different national contexts. (UNGC, 2007)

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Higher Education Institutions and Principles for Responsible Management Education

A Practical Guide to the United Nations Global Compact for Higher Education Institutions

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Offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the organization and then leading their global adoption. (UNGC, 2012)

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Principles for Responsible Management Education

An introduction to PRME — a global call to transform curricula, research and teaching methodologies on the basis of universally recognized values of sustainability, social responsibility and good corporate citizenship. This brochure also gives an overview of benefits of joining and of progress made since the initiative's founding in 2007. (UNGC, 2012)

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Agriculture & Food

Scaling Up Global Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Highlights innovative work that food and agriculture companies are undertaking, together with governments and civil society, to improve food security and sustainable agriculture around the world. Examples demonstrate how companies are setting ambitious sustainability goals that seek to: better link smallholder farmers to markets; improve nutrition; reduce water and land use; better incorporate technology to improve the lives of the poorest families and enhance their communities; and reduce commodity price volatility. (UNGC, 2012)

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