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News Archive 2008

2008-12-17
Denmark Introduces Mandatory CSR Reporting for Large Companies

2008-12-16
Global Compact Labour Working Group Convenes Second Meeting

2008-12-10
250 CEOs Issue Global Human Rights Statement

2008-12-10
Op-Ed: Business and Human Rights Debate Finally on the Right Track

2008-12-10
Global Compact Announces Project on Human Rights Dilemmas for Responsible Business

2008-12-10
Vote for Human Rights!

2008-12-09
Global Compact Marks International Anti-Corruption Day

2008-12-09
Investors Focus on “Liquidity” – Companies Urged to Embrace Water Sustainability

2008-12-05
Academic Leaders from 43 Countries Renew Commitment to Responsible Management Education

2008-12-05
New Guide: Human Rights Translated

2008-12-02
U.S. Network Issues Summary of Water Conference

2008-12-01
Launch of the Global Compact Network Sudan

2008-11-28
Business Encouraged to Work against Sexual Exploitation of Children

2008-11-18
Global Compact Steps Up Anti-Corruption Efforts

2008-11-14
Caring for Climate Reaches 300 Signatories

2008-11-13
Social Responsibility Is Key (L'Express, Mauritius)

2008-11-12
New Presentation Slide Collection for Participants, Networks and Other Stakeholders Released 

2008-11-11
Deputy Secretary-General Meets With Global Investors

2008-11-08
Global Business Leaders to Discuss Global Deal on Climate Change at CEO Summit in Copenhagen on 24-26 May 2009

2008-10-27 
Global Investors Urge 9000 CEOs to Join UN Global Compact  

2008-10-26
Global Compact Partner Emirates Environmental Group Presents First-ever Arabia CSR Award

2008-10-21
Global Compact Local Networks Convene Annual Forum

2008-10-21
Businesses from Developing and Developed Economies Demonstrate Climate Leadership, Urge Action on Climate Change

2008-10-20
Research Center for the Global Compact to Be Launched

2008-10-17
The Global Financial Crisis: Why the UN Global Compact and Corporate Sustainability Are Needed More Than Ever

2008-10-09
CEO Water Mandate Announces Transparency Policy

2008-10-03
UN Focal Points Meet in Geneva to Discuss Business Partnerships

2008-10-02
Global Compact, IBLF and UNDP Convene “Meet the UN” Event

2008-10-01
Global Compact and World Tourism Organization Launch TOURpact.GC - a New Framework for CSR in Tourism 

2008-09-29
Gavin Power Appointed Deputy Director

2008-09-24
The Secretary-General - Opening Remarks at UN Private Sector Forum

2008-09-24
UN Private Sector Forum Seeks Long-term Response to Global Food Crisis, Endemic Poverty

2008-09-24
New Guide to Food Sustainability and the Role of the Private Sector

2008-09-24
New Framework Highlights Options of Collaboration Between Business and UN

2008-09-24
Business Leaders to Build New Partnerships to Fight Hunger and Advance Millennium Development Goals

2008-09-23
Human Rights: Call to Action on Reporting

2008-09-22
Making African Business the Driver of Socio-Economic Growth

2008-09-17
Slovak Network Launched

2008-08-27
Global Compact Gains Momentum in Malaysia

2008-08-25
CEO Water Mandate Convenes Second Working Conference 

2008-08-14
Junior Chamber International and Global Compact Strengthen Collaboration

2008-08-04
Meeting with the UN Secretary-General, Mexican Businesses Commit to Making Local Global Compact Network a Reference for Best Practice

2008-07-24
New Report Unveils Business Strategies for Engaging the Poor

2008-07-17
New Publication Outlines Rationale and Guidance for Fighting Corruption

2008-07-16
Global Compact Launched in Israel

2008-07-04
Secretary-General Meets with Business Leaders in Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul

2008-07-02
African Union Decision Highlights Collaboration with the Global Compact

2008-07-01
International Conference Explores Challenges to Peace and Development

2008-06-30
UN Extends Mandate of the Special Representative on Business and Human Rights

2008-06-25
630 Companies Delisted as Part of Integrity Measures

2008-06-23
Prime Minister Han Seung-Soo Urges Closer Linkages Between Responsible Investors and Global Compact Participants

2008-06-19
World Bank Institute Coalition Launches Business Guide on Fighting Corruption

2008-06-17
Principles for Responsible Investment: Signatories double in one year; Institutional investors ‘taking implementation to the next level’.

2008-06-17
Finance Sector and Business Join Forces to Take on Environmental, Social and Governance Challenges 

2008-06-12
World Day Against Child Labour

2008-06-11
Danish Government Encourages Companies to Join Global Compact

2008-06-10
Global Compact Working Group on Anti-Corruption Convenes in Vienna  

2008-06-08
Business Supports UN Emergency Relief Efforts in China and Myanmar

2008-05-30
Global Compact Labour Working Group Convenes Inaugural Meeting

2008-05-28
Global Compact Launched in Greece

2008-05-22
Expert Meeting Confirms Importance of Communication on Progress  

2008-05-21
Report of Global Compact Board Meeting Available for Download 

2008-05-19
GC Participants Asked to Support Humanitarian Efforts in China and Myanmar

2008-05-15
Globel Compact Responds to Open Letter on the Situation in Sudan

2008-05-12
Copenhagen Summit to Add Business Voice to post-Kyoto Negotiations

2008-05-05
Business Leaders Urge G8 Governments to Take Action on Emerging Water Crisis

2008-05-05
Summary of US Network Meeting Issued

2008-05-02
Governments and Global Compact Board Engage in Dialogue

2008-04-30
US Network Focuses on Human Rights

2008-04-30
New Functionalities Improve Access to Communications on Progress

2008-04-29
Global Compact Network Launched in Namibia

2008-04-28
Joint letter from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Executive Director of the Global Compact  

2008-04-28
“Compact Quarterly” Spotlights Human Rights and Business

2008-04-25
2008 World Business and Development Awards Launched

2008-04-23
Environmental Leaders and Champions Gather in Singapore for the B4E Global Summit 2008  

2008-04-21
Global Compact “Progress and Value” Workshop Held in China

2008-04-14
17 South African Companies Sign-on to the Global Compact

2008-04-10
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Attends Russian Network Launch

2008-04-08
Government, NGO and Business Leaders Convene in Singapore to Discuss Action on Climate Change

2008-04-07
Principles for Responsible Management Education Now Endorsed by Over 100 Business Schools

2008-04-07
Global Compact Network in Gulf Region Launched

2008-04-04
Conference Report Issued: CEO Water Mandate

2008-03-21
New Publication: Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II

2008-03-21
The Global Compact Office Responds to Letter by Corporate Accountability International on The CEO Water Mandate

2008-03-17
Claude Fussler Named Programme Director of Caring for Climate

2008-03-14
Global Compact and Lions Club International Announce Collaboration

2008-03-07
CEO Water Mandate Convenes Inaugural Working Conference

2008-02-27
Global Compact Japan Transitioning to CEO-led Network

2008-02-27
New Implementation Tool: The GLN OpenAccess Tool for Global Compact Signatories

2008-02-15
Business Calls on Governments to Establish Effective Anti-Corruption Mechanisms

2008-02-06
Private Sector Declaration Presented to Heads of State at the African Union Summit

2008-01-29
Business Leaders and Environmental Champions Convene in Singapore for the Second B4E – Business for the Environment Global Summit

2008-01-29
U.S. Student Leaders Discuss Responsible Education Principles

2008-01-28
Update: Over 900 Global Compact Participants Marked “Inactive” or Delisted

2008-01-25
Business Leaders Address Alliance of Civilization Forum

2008-01-24
African Business Leaders Discuss Corporate Governance to Enhance Economic Development

2008-01-24
UN Secretary-General Urges Business to Act on Water

2008-01-22
Update on UNGC-GRI Value Platform

2008-01-21
New Publication Highlights Anti-Corruption Efforts by African Business

2008-01-20
International Student Forum on Investment Strategy Education and Paper Competition

2008-01-18
Executives Discuss Establishment of Global Compact Tourism Initiative

2008-01-15
Institutional Investors Engage with Global Compact Participants