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Global Compact Participant Reports Now on Bloomberg

(New York, 16 September 2009) – In a move to facilitate consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in investor decision-making, the content of annual progress reports issued by United Nations Global Compact business participants, known as Communications on Progress (COPs), is now available on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service, the most widely used platform for financial professionals worldwide. COP information is accessible to Bloomberg users via the function UNGC <GO>.

The COPs are searchable on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service, whose integrated data, news and analytic tools will enable Bloomberg users to research the ESG performance of publicly listed and private companies worldwide. COPs are also available on the UN Global Compact website.

The UN Global Compact encourages the investment community and other stakeholders to use COPs as a tool for analyzing corporate performance.

Contact

Gavin Power
Deputy Director
UN Global Compact
powerg@un.org