A tool for investors who are engaging companies on supply chain labour issues. It draws together the business case for investors to engage on this topic, results and lessons learned from the 2013-2015 PRI-coordinated engagement on supply chain labour standards in agriculture, and points to a series of investor expectations and useful resources that can be used to guide and support engagement with companies.
These presentations serve as an introductory workshop on the origins and rationale behind International Labour Standards and the role of the ILO and Global Compact Local Networks within the wider corporate responsibility framework.
This guide assists companies in identifying and assessing potential risks in their supply chain.
Includes resources for seven key stakeholders: Brands, Suppliers, Governments, Advocates, Investors, Auditors, and Multi-Stakeholders. The Toolkit provides guidance for each of the stakeholders in taking action to improve hiring and labour conditions. The guidelines and resources are tailored and focused toward stakeholders in different sectors and at different levels, encouraging stakeholders to effectively implement socially responsible hiring practices and supply chain sustainability.
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
Strategic investment in healthy business pays dividends. Executives and managers can take action in their organizations to transform their company into a healthy business. This toolkit is a go-to resource for business leaders to create value by improving the health of consumers, communities, and employees. Today, there is no clearly defined path for companies seeking to enable long-term improvements in the health and well-being of their communities.
The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment. Since 2012, several other leading exchanges have joined the group of SSE Partner Exchanges. UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, the PRI and UNEP-FI, as the core organizer of the SSE Initiative, also committed to supporting stock exchanges in this effort. The SSE initiative invites exchanges globally to become a Partner Stock Exchange within the SSE by making a voluntary public commitment to promote improved ESG disclosure and performance among listed companies. http://www.sseinitiative.org
Serves as a step-by-step roadmap for maximizing the transformative potential of partnerships.
It contains business perspectives and recommendations in three areas: determining the core of a post-2015 agenda, including suggested sustainable development goals and targets; how to engage business and investors towards sustainable development goals; and recommending ways that Governments can advance inclusive and sustainable markets. It is the culmination of UN Global Compact consultations and surveys with thousands of businesses in all major regions.
Speeches by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell at the 2007 Leaders Summit (4 videos).
Provides a collection of case studies from participants of the Global Compact Cities Programme.
Report of the 10th International Business Forum on the topic "Business and the Millennium Development Goals: An Active Role for Globally Responsible Companies”.