As global demand for food, fuel, forest, minerals and other products rises, more businesses are investing – and will continue to invest – in land. While potentially profitable and socially beneficial, these investments may involve substantial financial, legal, operational and reputational risks (including land tenure risk, the risk associated with acquiring rights to land). This webinar explored responsible business practices in regard to lands rights involving non-indigenous communities.
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.
Demonstrates how companies can help to advance the SDGs by operating responsibly in alignment with universal principles and finding opportunities to innovate to address societal challenges. Through a commitment to the UN Global Compact, companies are taking the first step to contribute to achieving the SDGs and have access to a range of tools to scale up their efforts.
Lays out five defining features of corporate sustainability, which the Global Compact asks businesses to strive towards – looking at why each element is essential, how business can move forward and what the Global Compact is doing to help.
A compilation of good practices gathered from online searches or submitted by UN Global Compact participants in response to our call to share actions and initiatives that their companies are undertaking to respect and support children’s rights.
Explains in brief what inclusive business models are and how companies can address common external and internal constraints to their implementation. This primer also puts forward the business case for leveraging the unique perspectives and contributions of low-income people as consumers, employees and stakeholders in the value-chain and community.
Learn how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world
Provides guidance on how businesses and business schools can collaborate to co-create solutions for sustainability challenges. The toolkit and brochure feature inspiring examples of partnerships, categorized under five themes: influencing, training, collaborating, researching and consulting.
Identifying the importance of gender equality to the business case, companies around the world have taken steps to advance and empower women.
Guides companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs. The SDG Compass presents five steps that assist companies in maximizing their contribution to the SDGs: understanding the SDGs, defining priorities, goal setting, integrating sustainability and reporting.
Business has much to gain from more inclusive economic prosperity, through access to new markets, unleashing more innovation, and greater social stability so necessary for markets to function. Conversely, business has much to lose from an economy that fails to capitalize fully on human capital, constricts markets, and experiences sluggish demand. This working paper introduces BSR’s perspective on the business role in creating inclusive prosperity.
Provides an overview of how developing gender inclusive climate strategies can help businesses strengthen resilience and uncover new opportunities.