Economist Jeffrey Sachs describes how public-private partnerships saved over 1 million lives by increasing access to HIV/AIDS medications. Speech was delivered at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.
A set of three guides to help companies and employer organizations understand and take action against child labour. Guide 1 explains what child labour is, Guide 2 explains from a business perspective what can be done to abolish child labour, and Guide 3 is for employer organizations.
An interactive tool to improve the effectiveness and developmental value of partnerships between the UN system and the private sector.
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).
This guide features 21 examples of how companies from a wide range of sectors and countries have approached the challenge of implementing the ten principles and engaging in partnerships for development.
This report explores how supply chains function in order to identify new approaches to building sustainability capacity at the local supplier level, as well as identifying initiatives that will encourage and enable consumer demand for more sustainable solutions.
This report details the Global Compact's 2005 China Summit, which was held in Shanghai.
A Practice Note by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) seeking to help companies increase their understanding of the issue in a number of key areas.
Adopted in Athens in 2006 to engage the worldwide business community to participate in anti-trafficking efforts. Seven principles outline action plans for business to contribute to the eradication of human trafficking.
The report explores how partnerships with business act as a catalyst for reform and institutional innovation throughout the UN organization by infusing private sector management practices and performance-based thinking.
This practice note provides guidance for companies, especially those operating in emerging markets, on how best to plan and manage significant job losses.
This resource developed by the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), provides information on how to design, develop and operate child labour monitoring systems along with practical examples that will help to adapt the model to specific child labour situations.