The Anti-Corruption Call to Action is an appeal from business and investors to governments to implement policies and practices for good governance and anti-corruption. This webinar provides an overview of the Call to Action, a discussion of anti-corruption in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, anti-corruption incentive mechanisms, and ways to engage in the Call to Action.
Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Measuring Business and Human Rights Project, this webinar explores the trend of benchmarking, the progress that has resulted to date and how this trend is helping companies meet their responsibility to respect human rights under the Guiding Principles.
Examines the sector’s impact in relation to the UN Global Compact’s four focus areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption and identifies the most critical issues facing companies with a stake in land, real estate and construction in relation to the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and the SDGs. The aim of the resource is to encourage companies to think holistically about the environmental and social impact of their business activities and strategic investment decisions, providing a practice-orientated roadmap for the sector and its clients through: (1) A toolbox of SDG-related and wider UN resources (2) Real life case studies showcasing successful SDG implementation (3) A Self-Assessment Checklist mapping 15 sectoral issues and corresponding 15 action items to individual Principles and SDG indicators
Helps investors to understand why and how to engage companies on their tax practices, thus promoting corporate tax responsibility: a more responsible corporate approach to tax practices, including better disclosure and transparency, good governance and appropriate management of tax-related risks.
This brief explanatory note explains the relationship between the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), the UN Global Compact and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Takes stock of the efforts undertaken by business participants and other key stakeholders to advance the ten principles and development, as well as peace, responsible investment, business education and broader UN-business collaboration. Features findings from the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey.
Calls upon Governments to bring down legal barriers restricting economic opportunities for women, and by doing so, help create an enabling environment for inclusive economic growth. Open for membership-based organizations to add their logo in support.
The private sector can respect and support the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals by, for example, implementing non-discrimination policies beyond minimum legal requirements or dedicating resources to support LGBT rights outside the workplace. Business action to respect and support LGBT rights is an example of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact human rights principles in practice. This webinar introduced LGBT human rights from the UN perspective, including increased attention to the issue since the Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 17/19 – the first UN resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity. The webinar also presented examples of businesses working to respect and support LGBT human rights in line with UN goals and the tangible benefits they realize as a result.
Many studies show a positive correlation between employee relations and financial performance, which is especially relevant in a labour-intensive sector such as retail. This guide describes lessons learnt from a PRI-coordinated engagement that saw 24 investors managing US$1.5 trillion of assets work together to enhance 27 global retail companies’ performance and reporting on employee relations.
Provides an overview of the current and potential role of institutional investors, companies, banks and foundations in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability.
A primer on the most relevant, urgent, and probable human rights impacts for the extractives sector and opportunities for positive impact.
With less than a third of stock exchanges currently providing written guidance to companies on ESG reporting, an information gap has emerged, preventing investors and other stakeholders from being able to access all of the information necessary to effectively evaluate listed companies. This is a resource for exchanges to ensure all markets provide reporting guidance to companies on the inclusion of ESG factors.