The Blueprint is a model for leadership within the Global Compact, designed to inspire advanced performers to reach the next level of sustainability performance. It identifies criteria for leadership practice in three distinct but overlapping dimensions: (i) integrating the ten principles into strategies and operations; (ii) taking action in support of broader UN goals and issues; and (iii) engaging with the UN Global Compact; as well as cross-cutting components.
This guidance identifies the main improvements required for gender-sensitive social auditing and provides recommendations, practical advice, and relevant examples on how to effectively integrate gender considerations into audits.
Represents more than a decade of research on sustainable business. Together with the UN Global Compact Progress Report, it forms the world’s most comprehensive research to date on business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2019 study draws on insights from more than 1,000 CEOs from 21 industries and 99 countries, including over 100 in-depth interviews, and nearly 1,600 senior business leaders who responded to the UN Global Compact implementation survey.
Provides an overview on how to do business with respect for childrens right to be free from child labour. The guidelines aim to improve global supply chain governance, due diligence and remediation processes to advance the progressive elimination of child labour.
Various stakeholder groups are mounting calls for Boards of Directors to take sustainability into account while adhering to their legal duties to shareholders. This puts questions about fiduciary duty front and center. Careful legal analyses of such questions have been prepared over the past year by law firms all over the world. The collection of memoranda below will inform and enrich discussion among Board directors, and the lawyers who counsel them, about how changing circumstances near and far are affecting their ability to meet fiduciary duty requirements. Prof. Robert G. Eccles and Tim Youmans of Harvard Business School have led this collaboration which included the UN Global Compact, the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Sustainable Development and PRI, Their aim was to gather legal perspectives from law firms in a wide range of countries. Each participating law firm used a standard research template developed by Linklaters in the UK to structure their respective legal memo. The legal memos are posted below with the permission of the participating firms. To further grow the research, enquiries from law firms in countries that do not already have a legal memo are welcome. If you do not see your country listed and want to know if one is being prepared, please contact Ingvild Soerensen (email@example.com).
Serves as a step-by-step roadmap for maximizing the transformative potential of partnerships.
Business has much to gain from more inclusive economic prosperity, through access to new markets, unleashing more innovation, and greater social stability so necessary for markets to function. Conversely, business has much to lose from an economy that fails to capitalize fully on human capital, constricts markets, and experiences sluggish demand. This working paper introduces BSR’s perspective on the business role in creating inclusive prosperity.
International supply chains involve transportation of goods across borders, dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting regulatory treatments and burdened by lengthy customs procedures. Co-organized with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), this webinar explores the sustainability issues relating to the logistics sector and border crossing, including corruption, environmental hazard and social hardship for the workers involved in the transportation process. The webinar also presents IRU’s initiatives to facilitate and secure road transports, with specific focus on the Transports Internationaux Routier (TIR) system.
An overview of the resource "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” is presented. Then webinar then explores the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of the textiles sector.
Ensuring the safety and health of workers throughout the supply chain can be a challenge, especially when suppliers operate in countries with inadequate safety protection. This document calls on business to invest in positive OSH measures to improve long term value and provides guidance for companies and their suppliers on improving safety and health in the workplace. It describes how promoting better occupational safety and health systems protects the well-being of workers, while reducing operational risks for both suppliers and buyers. Also included are practical examples from individual companies and descriptions of partnerships, initiatives and resources to assist companies in improving occupational health and safety.
Equips business with a practical means to report on anti-corruption policies and actions comprehensively and effectively.
Guides companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs. The SDG Compass presents five steps that assist companies in maximizing their contribution to the SDGs: understanding the SDGs, defining priorities, goal setting, integrating sustainability and reporting.