Finds that fiduciary duty is not an obstacle to asset owner action on ESG factors. This report looks at fiduciary duty across eight markets (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Japan and South Africa) through a series of events, interviews, case studies and a legal review.
This framework guides investors, corporations and policymakers on engaging with social enterprises to create financial, social and environmental returns.
Offers a short summary of arguments and information to help companies make the business case against corruption, including key facts and figures
Climate change will impact the health of humans around the world. This paper explores the intersection of climate and public health issues and highlights the business case for action.
This guidebook responds to increased country-level demand for support on financing the 2030 Agenda. It is intended to be an 'entry point' for advice and information on financing for sustainable development, and the tools and services that UNDP offers in this space.
Entities, including businesses, governments and non-profits, face an evolving landscape of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-related risks that can impact their profitability, success and even survival. This guidance is designed to help risk management and sustainability practitioners apply enterprise risk management (ERM) concepts and processes to ESG-related risks.
Helps businesses to learn more about the UN Global Compact Collection Action Project in partnership with five Global Compact Local Networks in Brazil, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt, improve anti-corruption practices within their individual organizations and to engage other businesses, Governments and civil society in anti-corruption Collective Action.
Provides a summary and highlights of the inaugural SDG Investment Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Focuses on the economic rationale for collective action by investors on carbon disclosure, investment choices and policy engagement. The report also maps policy options that reduce investor's risks.
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.
Investing in women’s health not only benefits employees and surrounding communities, but it can also have a positive social and economic effect on the private sector. In ensuring that workers have safe working conditions and available health services, companies establish healthier staff, better relationships, and in many cases higher Return-on-investment (ROI). This call to companies to invest in women's health highlights Principle 3 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which encourages companies to ensure the health, including sexual and reproductive health, of all workers.
This practice note provides guidance for companies, especially those operating in emerging markets, on how best to plan and manage significant job losses.