Looks at the state of corporate sustainability today – providing an in-depth review of the actions taken by companies around the world to embed responsible practices into their strategies, operations and culture. Based on responses to the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey, the report provides a robust view on how businesses everywhere – and of all sizes – are adjusting their policies and practices to address today’s sustainability agenda.
Highlights company progress to limit global warming to 2°C and avert catastrophic and irreversible climate change through setting science-based targets.
This report provides a guide for sustainability practitioners to create resilient business strategies, governance, and management so that their companies are fit for a disruptive world.
Businesses are facing increasing demands from their stakeholders to be more transparent about their practices and exposure to risks related to their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Pushing against the trend for more transparency are the costs of data collection, requirements for assurance, exposure to legal jeopardy, and legitimate perceptions of reputational risk. This report navigates this ‘transparency dilemma’, to build a better understanding of the risk/return profile of transparency and thereby help companies to balance competing interests.
Explores the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act and its implications for UN Global Compact business participants who conduct business in the UK. It also offers good practice approaches that companies can take to address human rights risks.
Gives an overview of the COP Policy and explains the Differentiation Programme, with a special emphasis on the GC Active level. It covers the minimum COP requirements, deadline extension and modification, and online submission.
What is happening? Why is Integrated Reporting important to the Global Compact? What could Integrated Reporting potentially mean for communicating progress on Global Compact issues? How does Integrated Reporting relate to the big picture of the Global Compact?
How to prepare a COP and define your COP differentiation level
Consult a list of suggested activities by type of organization available in multiple languages.
Guide on how to request a deadline modification via a Grace Letter before your reporting deadline expires. Refer to the COP Grace Letter Guide for business participants and the COE Grace Letter Guide for non-business participants.
Guide on how to request a deadline modification via a Grace Letter before your reporting deadline expires. Refer to the COP Adjustment Request Guide for business participants and the COE Adjustment Request Guide for non-business participants.
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.