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UN-Business Partnerships: A Handbook

Assists UN practitioners and corporate representatives to effectively design, implement and evaluate UN-business partnerships. (UNGC, 2013)

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UN-Business Partnership Services: Accelerating and Scaling Transformational Impact

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. Designed to accelerate the impact that the UN, business, and other stakeholders can create by working together towards common societal goals. Support services include integrity and due diligence, strategic matchmaking, project and partnership design and delivery, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and capacity building. (UNGC, 2012)

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Developing an Operational Typology and Handbook for UN-Business Partnerships

Outlines a new project in which the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and the UN Global Compact Office will develop an operational partnership typology and a handbook to help partnership practitioners across the UN system design and implement partnerships with greater impact. (GPPi/UNGC, 2012)

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Meeting Report – United Nations Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All

The fourth UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All was convened on 20 September 2011. At the Forum, private sector and civil society leaders met with Heads of State and Government to develop concrete solutions on how to address the targets of the Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All initiative. This report summarizes the proceedings of the event. (UNGC, 2011)

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Catalyzing Transformational Partnerships between the United Nations and Business
 

UN-Business collaboration is not new, but the models of partnership have been evolving. A Task Force was formed to review the recent history of such partnerships, and to make recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness and scale. The report provides the recommendations of the group to both UN and business. (UNGC/Unilever/Dalberg, 2011)

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Partnership fundamentals: A 10-step guide for creating effective UN-Business partnerships

The  guide serves as a step-by-step roadmap for maximizing the transformative potential of partnerships. As transformational partnerships cannot exist without a strong foundation in place from the outset, this guide provides a roadmap for building
effective partnerships, as well as a method to diagnose existing ones. These recommendations have been derived from insights distilled from existing UN-Business partnerships. (UNGC/Unilever/Dalberg, 2011)

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Meeting Report – United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals

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The third UN Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals was convened on 22 September 2010, held in conjunction with the UN Secretary-General’s Summit on the MDGs. At the Forum, private sector and civil society leaders met with Heads of State and Government to develop concrete solutions on how to close the gaps in achieving the MDGs by 2015. This report summarizes the proceedings of the event. (UNGC, 2010)

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Coming of Age: UN-Private Sector Collaboration Since 2000

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. (UNGC/GPPi/UNOP/UNF, 2010)

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Meeting Report – United Nations Leadership Forum on Climate Change

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The UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change was convened on 22 September 2009, held in conjunction with the UN Secretary-General’s Summit on Climate Change. At the Forum, chief executives and civil society leaders met with Heads of State and Government to convey a clear message on the need for a global climate agreement. This report summarizes the proceedings of the event. (UNGC, 2009)

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Meeting Report – United Nations Private Sector Forum

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The first UN Private Sector Forum was convened on 24 September 2008, gathering more than 100 chief executives, Heads of State and Government, heads of UN agencies, funds and programmes, and heads of civil society at UN Headquarters in New York. This report summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the forum and the concrete recommendations made by participants regarding how the private sector, governments and the UN can contribute to the Millennium Development Goals and Food Sustainability. (UNGC, 2008)

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The United Nations and the Private Sector: A Framework for Collaboration

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A framework outlining different ways in which the private sector can collaborate with UN agencies, funds and programmes to address global challenges. Specifically, it describes how business can make an effective contribution through their core business operations, through social investments and philanthropy, and through advocacy, policy dialogue and institutional frameworks. (UNGC, 2008)

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Enhancing Partnership Value – A Tool for Assessing Sustainability and Impact

The Partnership Assessment Tool is designed to improve the sustainability and development impact of UN-Business partnerships and will enable the United Nations and business partners to better capitalize on opportunities to add value to partnerships (UNGC/UNOP/UNITAR/UNDP, 2007)
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Joining Forces for Change: Innovation and Impact Through UN-Business Partnerships

This publication profiles how 18 companies have partnered with different United Nations agencies, funds and programmes to help address significant global issues. The guide is illustrates how different types of UN-Business partnerships can contribute to development objectives, and show the win-win potential of collaboration. (UNGC, 2007)
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Business Guide to Partnering with NGOs and the United Nations

This guide aims to systematically identify 100 leading non-profit actors from around the world that have demonstrated skill and excellence in partnering with companies. As a result, corporations will be better equipped to survey the NGO and UN landscape at both the global and national levels and match their needs and competences with those of potential partners. (UNGC/Dalberg, 2007)
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Business UNusual – Facilitating United Nations Reform Through Partnerships

The report explores how partnerships with business act as a catalyst for reform and institutional innovation throughout the UN organization by infusing private sector management practices and performance-based thinking. “ Business UNusual” concludes that partnerships have an increasingly important role to play as a complementary approach to the conventional instruments of international cooperation and development. (UNGC/GPPi, 2005)
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