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February

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

21 February
9:30am EDT

Venu Keesari
webinar@unglobalacompact.org
Labour
 

This webinar, led by ILO experts, will focus on the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development programme. ILO-WED works on enhancing economic opportunities for women by carrying out affirmative actions in support of women starting, formalizing and growing their enterprises, and by mainstreaming gender equality issues into enterprise promotion policies and programmes. Participants will also learn about opportunities to partner with ongoing programmes in different countries.

 

Introduction to the Global Compact

23 February
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

23 February
11:00am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

24 February
10:00am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar will give an overview of recent updates to the COP Policy and introduce the Differentiation Programme, with a special emphasis on the GC Advanced level. The webinar will cover the requirements for GC Advanced qualification and introduce the 24 criteria.

March

Business and Human Rights: Implications for Management Education

14 March
10:00 am EST

Merrill Csuri
csuri@unglobalacompact.org
PRME
 
 

Hosted by the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), this webinar will facilitate a multi-stakeholder discussion of recent developments in the area of business and human rights and their implications for management education. A new social network for individuals teaching business and human rights to share curricula, teaching strategies and common challenges will also be introduced.

 

Realizing Children’s Rights in Global Supply Chains

19 March
9:00am EST

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Children's Rights and Business Principles
 
 
 

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and CSR Europe, the webinar will introduce the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, with a focus on the guidance given by the Principles to businesses seeking to support and respect children’s rights in their supply chains. The webinar will also showcase business experience and good practices. To register, please email Elise Serra Lind Jacobsen (ES@csreurope.org).

 

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Introduction to the Global Compact for Business Participants

21 March
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

 

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

22 March
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

23 March
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

 

April

Disability in the Workplace

3 April
10:00am CET

Venu Keesari
webinar@unglobalacompact.org
Labour
 

This webinar, conducted by ILO experts, will discuss the inclusion of workers with disabilities in the workplace. Participants will be introduced to the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, and will learn how the ILO Code of Practice for Managing Disability in the Workplace can serve as a guide for their disability inclusion policies and efforts. Participants in Asia are especially welcome to attend, as the webinar is scheduled at a more convenient time for the region.

Start times: 1:30 PM (New Delhi), 3:00 PM (Bangkok), 4:00 PM (Beijing)

 

 

Introduction to the Global Compact for Business Participants

18 April
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

19 April
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

20 April
9:30am EST

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

The ILO-IFC Better Work Programme

24 April
9:30am EST

Venu Keesari
webinar@unglobalacompact.org
Labour
 

Better Work is a unique partnership programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which aims to improve both compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in global supply chains. The programme involves both the development of global tools and the implementation of country-level services. This webinar will present an overview of how Better Work engages managers and workers as part of factory-level assessment, advisory and training services, and will explain how national Project Advisory Committees promote local ownership of improvements in the industry.

 

Access to Water

27 April
11:00am EST(4:00pm GMT)

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 

Co-hosted by the United Nations Global Compact, the CEO Water Mandate and Maplecroft, and with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will provide an overview of the human rights risks water scarcity can present to heavily-water dependant businesses in countries where the community suffers from an inadequate water supply or could face shortage of water because of additional demand. The purpose of the webinar is to share ways in which these risks can be prevented or mitigated. The webinar will also offer examples of good company practices snd will give stakeholders an opportunity to share their views on the challenge and the ways it can be addressed. To register, please email Aygun Kazimova at aygun.kazimova@maplecroft.com.

May

Best Practices for Private, Public Partnerships to Combat Human Trafficking

22 May
9:00am - 11:00am EST

Christina Bain
Christina_Bain@harvard.edu
Labour
 

Bringing together a panel of experts from business, academia, policy, and non-governmental organizations, the conference will be an opportunity to share their perspectives on best practices to combat trafficking through public-private partnerships. Panelists will represent partners from both sides (public and private) committed to ending human trafficking. Each panelist will make a brief presentation about their work in the field; followed by a moderated Q&A discussion. The event is co-organized by the Harvard Kennedy School, UN.GIFT and the Global Compact.

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June

Introduction to the Global Compact for Business Participants

6 June
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

7 June
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

8 June
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

Register


July

Health and Safety

3 July
10:00am EST

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 
 

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and Maplecroft, and with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will present the dilemma of how to address occupational health and safety (OHS) practices in the supply chain. The webinar will present real-world scenarios and case studies, examine emerging growth economies and suggest a range of actions that responsible business can take in order to manage and mitigate those risks. The purpose of the webinar is to help businesses understand and share the challenges they face in host countries where the laws are inadequate or not enforced. To register, please email Aygun Kazimova (aygun.kazimova@maplecroft.com).

 

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Introduction to the Global Compact for Business Participants

10 July
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

11 July 
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

12 July 
9:30am EDT

Christine Weinreich
weinreich@un.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

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ESG Investor Briefing Hosted by SAP

31 July 
10:00am EDT

Danielle.Chesebrough
Danielle.Chesebrough@unpri.org
Financial Markets
 
 

SAP will host its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investor Briefing as part of a joint Global Compact-PRI initiative designed to improve company-investor communication and encourage financial markets to reward sustainability performance. During the 1-hour webcast conference call Peter Graf, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Vice President of Sustainability Solutions and Stephan Foerster, Director of Investor Relations, will present the company’s ESG value drivers using a framework developed in collaboration with Global Compact LEAD companies and PRI investors. The presentation will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

To find out more or register please email Danielle.Chesebrough@unpri.org.

August

 

 

Conflict Minerals

3 August
10:00am EDT(3:00pm GMT)

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 

Co-hosted by the United Nations Global Compact  and Maplecroft, and with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will address how responsible businesses can ensure that their procurement of minerals does not profit armed groups in producer countries, or provide such groups with incentives to control strategic mining areas and trading routes through violent means. The purpose of the seminar is to examine the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations (MNCs); for example, in terms of relevant legal requirements in the United States or the protection of company reputation. In addition, the webinar will explore suggested good practices to help MNCs mitigate these risks, including supply-chain due diligence and traceability initiatives. Participants will also examine - and share their views on - how other companies have addressed this challenging issue. To register, please email Aygun Kazimova at aygun.kazimova@maplecroft.com

 

 

Introduction to the Global Compact for Business Participants

14 August
9:30am EDT

Alexandra Radulescu
radulescu@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Reaching “GC Active” Level

15 August
9:30am EDT

Ana Blanco
blanco@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

COP Differentiation: Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

16 August
9:30am EDT

Sarah Bostwick
bostwick@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

Register

September

Children’s Rights and Business: A Conversation with Business and the Committee on the Rights of the Child

17 September
7:30 am EDT, 1:30 pm CET 

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 

Hosted by UNICEF and the Committee on the Rights of the Child, this webinar will give business the opportunity to provide input to a General Comment - the Comittee's authoritative interpretation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child - that will give guidance for governments with regard to children’s rights and the private sector. The discussion will focus on how governments can support business and provide an enabling environment for the protection of children’s rights. The guest speaker will be Marta Maurás, a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Download the Background Note.

 

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Responsible Business in Iraq: How to Build Constructive Relations with the Government?

20 September
11:00am EDT

Leimer Tejeda
tejeda@un.org
Business and Peace
 

Co-hosted by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Global Compact Office, this webinar aims to facilitate a constructive discussion on how companies and investors can best build and manage constructive government relations in Iraq. The webinar will highlight views and experiences of key actors in the country, and will facilitate open discussion to encourage participants to share best practices. To register, please email Ms. Leimer Tejeda (tejeda@un.org).

 

October

 

Sustainable Supply Chains - Monitoring and Auditing Suppliers Beyond Tier 1

2 October
9:00 am EDT, 3:00 pm CET 

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Supply Chain Sustainability
 

Co-hosted by CSR Europe and the Global Compact Office, this webinar will highlight challenges, initiatives and solutions related to "Monitoring and Auditing Suppliers beyond Tier 1". Participants will share perspectives and gain insights from other companies moving beyond tier 1 monitoring. In order to facilitate discussion and sharing insights, a limited number of companies will be able to participate. Please email Mariya Stoyanova (ms@csreurope.org) to indicate your interest in participating. Learn more.

 

Welcome to the UN Global Compact - Guidance for Business Participants

2 October
9:30am EDT

Alexandra Radulescu
radulescu@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

Reaching “GC Active” Level

3 October
9:30am EDT

Ana Blanco
blanco@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

4 October
9:30am EDT

Sarah Bostwick
bostwick@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

Register

 

Children's Rights and Business: Continuing the Conversation - Implementation of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles

4 October
10:00 am EDT

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Children's Rights and Business Principles
 

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and UNICEF, the webinar will provide an overview of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles and the actions they identify that all business should take and are encouraged to take to maximize the positive impacts and minimize the negative ramifications their activities may have on children. It will also explore how leading companies are already starting to implement the Principles in their business, with examples from Kuoni and Aviva.

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PRME Webinar on Human Rights & Business

5 October
10:00 am EDT

Merrill Csuri
PRMESecretariat@unprme.org
PRME

Join Tom Hickey of Hess Corporation and Anthony Ewing of Columbia Law School and Logos Consulting as they discuss the relevance of human rights for business and the implications for management education.

Webinar materials

 

November

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Security Forces

13 November
10:00 am EST(3:00 pm GMT)

Anita Househam
househam@un.org
Human Rights
 

Co-hosted by the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft, and with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will address how responsible businesses can ensure respect for human rights when working with public security forces. In particular, the webinar will examine the reputational and legal risks of reliance on public security providers over which companies have limited control. The webinar will explore good practices for companies to mitigate these risks, including the application of internationally recognized security and human rights standards, the development of multilateral security agreements, supporting human rights training and other means. Participants will also examine - and share their views on - how other companies have addressed this challenging issue. To register, please email Amber Larsen (amber.larsen@maplecroft.com).

 

Welcome to the UN Global Compact - Guidance for Business Participants

13 November
9:30am EST

Alexandra Radulescu
radulescu@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

Reaching “GC Active” Level

14 November
9:30am EST

Ana Blanco
blanco@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

15 November
9:30am EST

Sarah Bostwick
bostwick@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

Register

 

Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour

27 November
9:30am EST

Venu Keesari
keesari(at)unglobalcompact.org
Human Rights
Labour

Join experts from the ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour to discuss “Human Rights and Social Justice: let’s end child labour”, the theme of the 2012 World Day against Child Labour. Participants will hear an update based on ILO research on global trends in the realization of this fundamental human right, and an analysis of important developments in the business contribution to the elimination of child labour. Subsequently, business participants will be able to discuss with the ILO experts challenges and opportunities to address child labour.

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December

Welcome to the UN Global Compact - Guidance for Business Participants

11 December
9:30am EST

Alexandra Radulescu
radulescu@un.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Global Compact, the COP policy, and a variety of tools and resources available to business participants. It will be particularly useful for companies that have recently joined the initiative and new company contact points.

 

Register

 

Reaching “GC Active” Level

12 December
9:30am EST

Ana Blanco
blanco@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 

This webinar for business participants will outline the COP policy and discuss the elements of basic, robust reporting. It is designed to help participants in the Learner Platform improve their next COP submission in order to reach GC Active level.

 

Register

 

Achieving “GC Advanced” Level

13 December
9:30am EST

Sarah Bostwick
bostwick@unglobalcompact.org
Communication on Progress
 
 

This webinar for more advanced business participants will give an overview of the GC Advanced level, including the 24 advanced criteria.

 

 

 

Register