Collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector has become ingrained in the way the United Nations and its Agencies, Funds and Programmes function; but it was not always this way. The report charts the evolution of UN-business engagement since 2000.
Provides a tangible tool to guide dialogue between shareholders and investee companies about integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into executive pay.
Community engagement has arisen as a mutually beneficial way to advance human rights in supply chains. In community engagement, companies familiarize themselves and develop relationships with the stakeholders of the communities in which they operate in order to minimize any negative externalities and offer aid and other initiatives that will benefit community members. This Good Practice Note aims to explain some of the critical advantages, pitfalls and good practices related to engaging with and investing in suppliers’ communities.
This webinar explores how corporate sustainability personnel can and are influencing their colleagues, playing a proactive role to help their organizations meet the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and create shared value for their business and society. The webinar features an interview with Christine Bader the author of a recently released book on an idealist working inside corporations to advance Human Rights. Additionally, corporate perspectives on winning over colleagues to the human rights agenda are featured as well as effective strategies for change from within.
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.
The retention of worker identity documents is a common practice among employers and recruitment agencies in many countries and sectors around the world. The practice infringes on international human rights and can make workers vulnerable to forced labour. This note calls on business to take action to address the practice and its associated risk of labour abuse. References to relevant international standards and links to additional resources provide further guidance to business.
Provides an overview of UN-Business partnership services, developed as a collaborative effort by Global Compact LEAD Task Force members together with UN colleagues from across the system.
This resource provides an overview of how corporate citizenship links directly to three fundamental functions of boards and their directors’ duties to the companies and shareowners they serve: Protecting stakeholder rights and interests, Managing risk and, Creating long-term business value.
This guide explores the role of corporate finance and investments in scaling finance for the Sustainable Development Goals, including how FDI, financial intermediation and public-private partnerships can be a source of finance for less liquid SDG investments that cannot be invested directly by portfolio or institutional investors. This includes providing access to finance in countries with less developed financial markets or for SDG solutions that are too small or illiquid to attract portfolio investors. This publication is available in English and Spanish
Showcases business leadership on climate action aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Featuring solutions and strategies developed by companies that have taken the 1.5°C pledge, the report examines how business leaders are integrating this process into corporate strategies and generating employee buy-in.
In order to contribute to long-term risk mitigation and tackle increasing water challenges, corporate water targets must be informed by the best available science on hydro-ecological conditions at the basin level, informed by contextual social needs, and aligned with local to global public policy objectives.
Supply chain traceability has become a key topic for companies around the globe in response to increasing regulatory pressure and consumer demand for responsibly sourced and produced goods and services. The UN Global Compact, in collaboration with BSR, is developing a practical guide to identify common challenges and solutions to tracing raw materials through complex global supply chains. This webinar explored the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chain through a panel discussion involving industry-specific traceability systems and the companies that are using them.