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January

Traceability in the Global Supply Chain: Objectives and Challenges

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 8 January 2014
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  • Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. Following an initial surveying of the landscape of traceability issues companies currently face, the Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, is moving forward with the development of a practical guide to identify common challenges of and solutions to tracing product and raw materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice, and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. This webinar will explore the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in your supply chain through an interactive panel discussion involving industry-specific traceability systems and companies that are using them. Please contact Elena Bombis (bombis@unglobalcompact.org) to express interest in attending.
     

February

New Tools on Children’s Rights and Business 

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 26 February 2014, 10am-11am (NY time)
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  • Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children, this webinar will present what children’s rights mean for business and how companies can respect and support children’s rights in their decisions, activities and relationships. In this context, the webinar will explore new resources by UNICEF and Save the Children that follow and build on the Children’s Rights and Business Principles. Among these new resources, we will present a set of tools developed by UNICEF that provide companies with practical guidance on how to integrate child rights considerations into broader risk management processes. These tools have been designed to explore the connection between children’s rights and business.

 

Introduction to the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Workstream

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  • 27 February 2014, 9:30 am (EST time)
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  • The Global Compact is building a series of opportunities designed to encourage collaboration between social enterprises and Global Compact participants to create and advance innovations supporting the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This introductory webinar will provide an overview of the goals, activities and engagement opportunities of the work of the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Workstream.

 

March

Trade and Road Transport Facilitation to Promote Sustainable Supply Chains, conducted with IRU (International Road Transport Union)

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  • Business and Women's Health 
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  • 3 March 2014, 8am-9am (NY time)
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  • International supply chains involve transportation of goods across borders by air, road, rail and water, dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting regulatory treatments and burdened by lengthy customs procedures. Co-organized by the Global Compact and IRU, the International Road Transport Union, this webinar will explore the sustainability issues relating to the logistics sector and border crossing, including anti-corruption, environmental hazard and social hardship for the workers involved in the transportation process. Join us and see how companies are addressing these challenging issues. The webinar will also present IRU’s initiatives to facilitate and secure road transports, with specific focus on the Transports Internationaux Routier (TIR) system.

 

Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Emerging Trends, New Tools and Resources

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 25 March 2014, 5:00 pm EDT (26 March 2014, 8:00 am AEDT)
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  • This webinar will help companies understand indigenous peoples’ rights and their relevance for business. In particular, the webinar will focus on new Global Compact resources on the rights of indigenous peoples and ways business can respect and support them that were developed after two years of consultation: 1) The Business Reference Guide on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2) A Practical Supplement to the Guide with examples and 3) Good Practice Note on Free Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. The webinar will feature the emerging trends and practical guidance contained in these resources, as well as stakeholder perspectives and company examples. Speakers will include an expert on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), as well as representatives from indigenous peoples' groups and companies.

 

The Business Case for Women’s Employment

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  • 27 March 2014, 10:00 am (EST time)
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  • Empowering women to participate in full and productive employment is essential to expand economic growth, promote social development and enhance business performance. However, the positive impacts of women-focused employment practices on firms, communities and the economy are often under appreciated. Co-hosted by the Global Compact, IFC, and the ILO, this webinar will present the latest research on the business case for gender diversity in the workplace. It will feature a panel discussion describing the key challenges and opportunities for advancing women’s employment and retention, and highlight key engagement opportunities including the Women's Empowerment Principles and WINvest. To register, please e-mail Zak Martellucci (martellucci@unglobalcompact.org).

 

Introduction to the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Workstream

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  • 28 March 2014, 9:30 am (EST time)
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  • The Global Compact is building a series of opportunities designed to encourage collaboration between social enterprises and Global Compact participants to create and advance innovations supporting the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This introductory webinar will provide an overview of the goals, activities and engagement opportunities of the work of the Social Enterprise and Impact Investing Workstream.

 

April

Cybercrime and Human Rights

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  • 8 April 2014, 10:00 am (EST time)
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  • With advances in technology, cybercrime is of increasing global concern for companies and individuals alike. In collaboration with The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, this webinar will provide an overview of cybercrime threats and address the challenges responsible businesses face in mitigating the risk of cybercrime. It will also explore best practices to help companies detect, prevent and take corrective measures against cybercrime, with a focus on respecting human rights.

 

Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y el Sector Privado: Nuevas tendencias, nuevas herramientas y recursos/Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Emerging Trends, New Tools and Resources

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Presentation
  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 23 de Abril 2014, 16:00 CEST/9:00 COT (23 April 2014, 10:00 am EDT)
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Description
  • Este webinar ayudará a las empresas a comprender los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y su importancia para el sector privado. En particular, el webinar se enfocará en las nuevas herramientas del Pacto Mundial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y las formas como las empresas pueden respetarlos y apoyarlos. Estas herramientas fueron desarrolladas luego de dos años de consulta con diferentes actores y comprenden: 1) Guía de Referencia para las empresas basada en la Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas,  2) un suplemento práctico para la Guía de Referencia y 3) Nota de Buenas Prácticas sobre el Consentimiento Previo e Informado y los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas. El webinar se enfocará en las nuevas tendencias y prácticas contenidas en estas herramientas, así como en las perspectivas de los diferentes actores y diferentes ejemplos provenientes de diversas empresas. Entre los oradores, figuran expertos en el tema de Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas.
  • This webinar will help companies understand indigenous peoples’ rights and their relevance for business. In particular, the webinar will focus on new Global Compact resources on the rights of indigenous peoples and ways business can respect and support them that were developed after two years of consultation: 1) The Business Reference Guide on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2) A Practical Supplement to the Guide with examples and 3) Good Practice Note on Free Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. The webinar will feature the emerging trends and practical guidance contained in these resources, as well as stakeholder perspectives and company examples. Speakers will include an expert on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), as well as representatives from indigenous peoples' groups and companies.

 

May

Religious Freedom is Good for Business

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  • 21 May 2014, 8:00 am (EDT time)
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  • Religious freedom enables business to be more productive. This webinar will review research and provide information about this relationship while offering concrete ways for the business community to collaborate with government and non-governmental organizations in promoting respect for freedom of religion or belief. The webinar will be co-hosted by the Global Compact's Business for Peace platform together with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RF&BF). The webinar will explore how businesses can effectively incorporate religious freedom in their strategic business plans for the benefit of their stakeholders, their employees and society and also highlight the positive contributions to peace these actions can have in the workplace, marketplace, and local communities. Finally, the webinar will also introduce a range of global initiatives for businesses and other stakeholders.

 

Respecting and Supporting Women throughout the Value Chain

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 21 May 2014, 9:00 am EDT
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  • Embedding corporate sustainability goals and objectives throughout the value chain remains a significant challenge for businesses around the world from all sectors. This webinar will focus on the gender dimension of responsible value chain management and highlight the specific challenges and opportunities faced by companies. Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles -- which encourages companies to implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women -- will provide a starting point for discussion. Company experiences, new programmes and engagement opportunities aimed at assisting companies to better apply a gender lens to their responsible value chain strategies will be presented.

 

A Global Compact for Foundations

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  • 27 May 2014, 9:30 am EDT
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  • This webinar will offer a brief introduction to the UN Global Compact’s sustainability framework, the engagement opportunities relevant to foundations, and a description of the newly introduced reporting component applicable to participating foundations as a means to enhanced engagement and transparency.

 

Crowdfunding for Impact- New Approaches to Impact Investing

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  • 27 May 2014, 9:30 am (EDT time)
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  • As deliberations on the Post- 2015 agenda ensue, private capital is increasingly viewed as a critical ingredient to implement the prospective agenda. Impact investing—the placement of capital into social enterprises and other structures with the intent to create benefits beyond financial return—has strong potential to support the implementation of the Post- 2015 agenda. Crowdfunding platforms have demonstrated the capability to raise and deploy large amounts of capital globally. This webinar will provide an overview of equity crowdfunding, its relationship to impact investing and opportunities available for companies and investors to integrate equity crowdfunding into current sustainability initiatives.

June

Corporate Champions of Human Rights - Making Change from Within

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 24 June, 10am
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  • This webinar will explore how corporate sustainability personnel can and are influencing their colleagues, playing a proactive role to help their organizations meet the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and create shared value for their business and society. The webinar will feature an interview with Christine Bader the author of a recently released book on an idealist working inside corporations to advance Human Rights. Additionally, corporate perspectives on winning over colleagues to the human rights agenda will be featured as well as effective strategies for change from within.

 

Cumulative Impacts on Human Rights

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
Date
  • 25 June, 11:00 am EDT
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  • Frequently, human rights impacts experienced by peoples and communities are cumulative impacts, that is, the result of the combined actions of several companies or other actors. However, these impacts may not be picked up by corporate risk assessments, or may not be viewed through a human rights lens; further, government action may be lacking. How should a responsible company identify and address its incremental contribution to a cumulative human rights impact? How can it engage with other contributors, whether other companies, government or others to mitigate remaining impact? This webinar will address challenges and best practices in respect of cumulative human rights impacts.

 

Aligning GRI and the UN Global Compact COP to Maximize the Value of Sustainability Disclosure

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  • 12 June 2014, 9:30 am EDT
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  • Hosted with the Global Compact Network, this webinar will explore the relationship between the UN Global Compact COP requirements and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines.

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July

Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Food & Agriculture

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  • 9 July 2014, 10:00 am (EDT time)
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  • Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. Following an initial surveying of the landscape of traceability issues companies currently face, the Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, has developed "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”. This practical guide aims to identify common challenges of and solutions to tracing product and raw materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. Following a presentation of the guide, this webinar will explore the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of key commodities in the food sector, (such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, as well as meat and fish) and feature a panel of commodity-specific or traceability scheme experts.

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Corporate-Social Enterprise Collaborations to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

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  • 15 July 2014, 9:00 am (EDT time)
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  • Corporate-social enterprise collaboration holds potential to create resilient supply chains that support the development of vibrant communities. Yet there are several barriers, including size of procurement contracts, confidence of contract fulfilment and lack of awareness of opportunities in various tiers of the supply chain. This webinar aims to uncover the opportunities, challenges, potential solutions and impacts of integrating social enterprises in corporate supply chains through presenting examples of how businesses have meaningfully engaged with social enterprises.

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Social Enterprise Trends in the Health Sector

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  • 23 July 2014, 9:00 am (EDT time)
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  • This webinar is the first of a series of webinars designed to provide an overview of innovative processes and business models social enterprises are deploying in various sectors and regions. The healthcare seminar will provide an overview of key business trends among social enterprises operating in this sector and potential opportunities for engagement. In addition to reviewing market trends among social enterprises in the sector, the webinar aims to highlight innovations relevant to core business and sustainability strategies and opportunities for corporate-social enterprise collaborations to advance access to health in emerging and frontier markets.

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September

Traceability in Global Supply Chains: Minerals & Diamonds

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  • 10 September 2014, 8:00 am (EDT time)
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Description
  • The Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, has developed "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”, which aims to identify common challenges and solutions to tracing materials through complex global supply chains, painting a global picture of best practice and providing a comprehensive view of key initiatives. Following a presentation of the guide, the webinar will explore the objectives and challenges unique to the mineral and diamond industry supply chain. The webinar will feature a panel of business speakers from the technology and jewelry industry and traceability scheme representatives.

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