The Guiding Principles seek to provide an authoritative global standard for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity.
This Framework aims to motivate and guide business engagement and action in support of the Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and seeks to identify where different industries can have the most significant impact.
Provides guidance for governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions on working together to achieve sustainable economic and social development.
The CEO Water Mandate is a strategic framework for action with recommendations that include production strategies, water-utilization audits and incentive systems for water recycling, the development of a water-sustainability agenda, and inclusion of the GRI guidelines in corporate reporting.
Collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector has become ingrained in the way the United Nations and its Agencies, Funds and Programmes function; but it was not always this way. The report charts the evolution of UN-business engagement since 2000.
A stocktaking and assessment of existing and emerging water accounting methods and tools being used in the private sector.
Designed to provide information that will inform both how individual companies can respect the human right to water, as well as how the CEO Water Mandate itself can meaningfully contribute to business’ ability to effectively address this issue.
Video introducing three examples of companies that have made their commitment to corporate sustainability and furthering human rights (one longer version).
The tool enables companies to diagnose their performance across all four issue areas, inspire continuous improvement, and assist in the development of a Communication on Progress.
This interactive online tool is designed to provide companies with guidance on how to assess and manage human rights risks and impacts of their business activities.
This document outlines contributions made to the MDGs by a group of 22 Global Compact participants from seven countries and reviews the Global Compact principles and their relation with the MDGs.
A diagnostic tool designed to promote corporate social responsibility by providing companies with information about how to avoid human rights violations in all aspects of their operations.