Illustrates how companies can implement the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout their supply chains and integrate sustainability into procurement strategies. In 2015, the guide was revised to ensure the inclusion of and alignment with relevant standards and initiatives, and also to reflect current and emerging trends within this area. It includes several updated and new company examples. The second edition is available in English. The original Guide, launched in 2010, is available below in the indicated languages.
The Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines seek to advance a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources.
To illustrate how business contributes to the implementation of the suggested priority areas, the UN Global Compact – guided by Global Compact LEAD –developed a series of “executive briefs.” This briefing series outlines the critical role business has to play in achieving global sustainability goals. The UN Global Compact especially encourages Government and UN representatives to review these briefs to learn more about the willingness of the business community to support the efforts of Governments and civil society in creating a more sustainable and equitable world.
The examples in this publication offer an important step forward in providing companies with guidance on why and how they can make practical contributions in this area – in ways benefitting both their business and the societies where they operate.
Advances a common approach to corporate water disclosure that addresses the complexity and local nature of water resources.
The ESG Investor Briefing is a joint project of the UN Global Compact and the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The project is designed to improve company-investor communications on material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information. Building on the model of a quarterly financial call, companies presented how their ESG strategies and performance translate into financial value to an audience of mainstream investors.
Presents findings from the world’s largest CEO study on sustainability to date. More than 1,000 top executives from 27 industries across 103 countries assess the past, present and future of sustainable business; discuss a new global architecture to unlock the full potential of business in contributing to global priorities; and reveal how leading companies are adopting innovative strategies to combine impact and value creation. Supplemental reports include regional insights from Africa and a study of consumer perceptions.
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.
Contains inspiration and recommendations for Boards of Directors on adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability.
This framework guides investors, corporations and policymakers on engaging with social enterprises to create financial, social and environmental returns.
Examines the unique nature of water challenges in conflict-affected or high-risk areas and how the management of water resources can in turn affect business operations and society – particularly through its potential to exacerbate conflict.
Analyzes the complementary role of policymakers and donors in supporting private sector innovations for inclusive and green business models to address challenges in low-income markets in developing and emerging countries.