Identifies and ranks 15 sustainability opportunities according to public and private sector interest and potential impact on societies and business. The report aims to demonstrate how global sustainability challenges and risks can be seen as opportunities. The 2017 reports stems from a survey of 5,499 business, governmental and social leaders across five continents.
A guide to help improve business’ understanding of the rights of people with disabilities, including how to respect, support and give them an opportunity to improve their competitiveness and sustainability in alignment with relevant United Nations (UN) conventions and frameworks.
Assesses the contribution of business-focused initiatives of the Global Climate Action Agenda to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By providing this analysis, the report seeks to catalyze business action on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and demonstrate the potential collective impact of the assessed initiatives on emissions.
Examines trends in participation in the Caring for Climate initiative, including emissions performance of companies, as well as progress companies have made against the five commitments endorsed by all signatories in the Caring for Climate Leadership Statement. By providing this analysis, Caring for Climate seeks to remind signatories of their progress towards a building a low-carbon society and to encourage greater participation in the initiative.
Provides an overview of key outcomes from the Caring for Climate Business Forum (7-8 December 2015, Paris) during the twenty-first Conference of the Parties COP21 climate negotiations. The Forum demonstrated unprecedented corporate engagement at bringing together over 600 chief executives and senior representatives from the private and public sectors to discuss the integral role of business in advancing the climate agenda and demonstrate support for an ambitious international climate agreement. Co-organized by the United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the third annual Caring for Climate Business Forum served as the official platform for business at COP21 and included the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Focus Event on Business.
This resource details how to deal with humanitarian crisis as a business.
Learn about how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
Drawing on insights from the SDG Industry Matrix, and on the heels of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, this Climate Extract identifies industry specific ideas for climate action. Although achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is inextricably linked with climate action, this Extract focuses on SDGs 7, 12 and 13. It profiles opportunities to create ‘shared value’, which in the context of the SDGs represents the coming together of market potential, societal demands and policy action to create a more sustainable and inclusive path to economic growth, prosperity and well-being.
The UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study report, Special Edition: A Call to Climate Action, is based on a survey of 750 business leaders from UN Global Compact participant companies. The report also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries.
Provides an overview of progress two years after the launch of the Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy at COP19. Over 100 companies from more than 20 countries have made a notable commitment to implement actions on responsible policy engagement in their company.
Jointly hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, this webinar will examined the human dimensions of climate change. The webinar explored how climate change undermines human rights, including the right to adequate food, water and health, as well as the disproportionate impact climate change has on vulnerable groups such as women and children. This webinar provides an opportunity to discuss climate change through a human rights lens and will review various ways that business can respect human rights when taking action on climate change. (2015)
Highlights the benefits for businesses of implementing adaptation activities that contribute to increasing societal resilience and attaining the SDGs. The report shares lessons learned and provides actionable guidance for both the public and private sector.