The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
This is a new method to perform monetary assessment of the economic, ecological, and social impacts of your business activities along the value chain. You can use it to measure the value proposition of your actions along the entire value chain, aware that your business activities are connected to both positive and negative impacts on the environment and society. It supports you in striving to increase your positive contribution to society and minimize the negative effects of your business activities.
Urges Governments to implement the State Duty to protect human rights. It was drafted by the leading business associations involved in the business and human rights.
This publication offers guidelines for higher education institutions in implementing the ten principles of the UN Global Compact within the organization and then leading their global adoption.
Outlines five principles for responsible business engagement in water policy.
Provides an overview of the Global Compact's Collection Action Project in partnership with five Global Compact Local Networks in Brazil, Egypt, India, Nigeria and South Africa.
The Statement, developed by the UN Global Compact and signed by a number of business organizations, reaffirms the commitment to the UN Guiding Principles and recognizes that corporate respect for human rights is a key contribution and vehicle through which business can help achieve the SDGs.
Presents case study examples of how companies, investors and Global Compact Local Networks have used the "Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors" as a tool to align their policies, to engage with investee companies and to advance the implementation of responsible business practices in difficult operating environments around the world.
Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Women, GBCHealth and the RAISE Health Initiative, this webinar explores leading practices in meeting the health needs of women workers in the workplace of supplier factories and corporate subsidiaries. It features a panel discussion describing activities that can enable companies to achieve gender-specific development goals and to respect and support human rights. These include the Family Planning 2020 Goals, the Millennium Development Goals, Women’s Empowerment Principles and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The COE is a disclosure of specific activities that a non-business participant takes in support of the UN Global Compact and its results. Non-business participants in the UN Global Compact are required to submit a COE every second year.
With the development of the Post-2015 agenda and discussion of the scope of potential sustainable development goals, the United Nations Global Compact has been asked to bring private sector perspectives and action to the global development agenda. As one of the priority areas designated by the UN Global Compact’s LEAD companies, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality aims ensure that all sustainable development goals be inclusive and gender-sensitive to facilitate maximum impact and avoid increasing inequalities. This issue paper explores the responsible business community’s willingness to contribute to the creation of women’s empowerment goals as well as to inform government and policy makers in future implementation of efforts involving the private sector. In addition, gender is incorporated into all ten (10) Issue Briefs exploring a different priority issue area as identified through extensive consultations with LEAD companies and other stakeholders.
Helps companies to set the scope and objective for the external assessment of sustainability reports and/or COPs; understand the different approaches to inform the right type of assessment; and select a specific external assessment approach.