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Global Compact in the Media

The UN Global Compact has been featured in international media. See below for a selection of news articles.


What's the Business Case for Human Rights?
Bloomberg Television "Bottom Line", 10 December 2014

Stock exchanges consider more than money
The Financial Times, 2 November 2014

Climate change: Carbon trading edges closer as UN brokers deal
The Independent, 26 October 2014

Business to Play a Key Role on Carbon Pricing
By Georg Kell, Huffington Post, 24 September 2014

Gavin Power introduces the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate
UBrain TV, 24 September 2014 (Video)

UN Climate Summit Expected to Show Growing Momentum for Carbon Pricing
Bloomberg BNA, 19 September 2014

OPINION: Building a Sustainable Future – The Compact Between Business and Society
By Georg Kell, Inter Press Service, 27 August 2014

Companies advised how to ‘cope’ with investor short-termism by PRI and Global Compact
Responsible Investor, 21 May 2014

Business in Society Report on Business for Peace
Business in Society, 15 May 2014 (video)

Equality Means Business
By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, LinkedIn Influencer, 7 March 2014

Live blog: 6th annual WEPs event, gender equality and the global jobs challenge
The Guardian, 6 March 2014

La Responsabilidad Social Empresarial y su Compromiso con el Desarollo de los Países
Newsweek En Español, 20 February 2014 


EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Time to set a price on carbon
By Georg Kell, Reuters Sustainability, 19 November 2013

Philanthropy meets the market
The Economist, 18 November 2013

Georg Kell: companies must send a ‘clear message’ on climate change
By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 14 November 2013

Ethical investment – Returns on good behaviour? 
Ethical Corporation, 12 November 2013 

Georg Kell: public priorities affect private businesses 
The Guardian, 15 October 2013 (video)

Why investment in universal education makes business sense
By Sarah Brown and Edith Asibey, The Guardian, 4 October 2013

Business-Led Investment Key to Ending Poverty: Kell
Bloomberg TV, 25 September 2013 (video)

‘Peace-ing’ together the world…
Reuters, 21 September 2013

Responsible Investment has a vital role in securing peace post-conflict
The Guardian, 20 September 2013

Can a new architecture revive the UN Global Compact? 
The Guardian, 20 September 2013

INTERVIEW: George Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
African Business Magazine, 19 September 2013

Making public-private partnerships work
By John Ruggie, Reuters Alert Net, 11 September 2013

UN Report Calls for More Action to Address Corporate Sustainability
Xinhua News Agency, 6 September 2013

The U.N. & Business Oversight
CNBC Squawk Box, 5 September 2013 (video)

Achieving a new global corporate consciousness
By Georg Kell, Reuters, 5 September 2013

Water Is Life –  The CEO Water Mandate
Business in Society, 30 August 2013 (video)

The future China chooses will dictate the future of the planet
By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 16 August 2013

Realdania: Vi har en enorm samfundsmæssig påvirkning
Politiken & Politiken Weekly, 30 May 2013

Sustainable business: Taking Africa to the next level
By Georg Kell, This is Africa, 09 May 2013

Child labour will end only if businesses respect children's rights
By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 18 April 2013 

هل العراق عصي على الازدهار؟
CNBC Arabia TV, 10 April 2013


'Küresel İlkeler'de 14'üncü sıradayız
Dünya, 14 March 2013

Calling all Global CEOs – Have You Signed the UN Women's Empowerment Principles Yet?
Forbes, 11 March 2013 

Business in Society with Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Business in Society, March 2013


"Just Say No": If only fighting bribery were that simple.
The Conference Board Review, Spring 2013


Corporate climate leadership
By Georg Kell, Climate Action (UNEP), 27 November 2012

Interview: Krisen er et problem for den grønne omstilling
Politiken, 17 October 2012

The new face of business
Financial Mail (South Africa), 18 July 2012

India Inc must have ambition beyond Rio+20
By Kris Gopalakrishnan, The Economic Times (Times of India), 16 July 2012

Getting Down to Business in Rio
By Nader Mousavizadeh and Georg Kell, Op-ed Contributors, International Herald Tribune, 14 June 2012

Environment: Capitalist conservationists
Financial Times, 5 June 2012

Empresas querem servir de exemplo a governos na Rio+20
O Globo, 31 May 2012

Rio+20 terá 6.000 empresários em eventos paralelos
Valor Economico, 21 May 2012

Corporate Sustainability Leadership: A Framework for Action at Rio+20 and Beyond
By Georg Kell, Planet B Magazine, May 2012

Cleaning up the Global Compact: dealing with corporate free riders
The Guardian, 26 March 2012

UN Asks Govt to Step Up Fight Against Corruption
All Africa, 23 March 2012

Time to Bring Corporate Sustainability to Scale
By Georg Kell, IISD, 20 March 2012

«Sustainia»,un monde virtuel et écologique
Le Monde, 16 March 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger launches virtual 'sustainable world' project‎
The Guardian, 7 March 2012

Afinando o diálogo
Ideia Sustentável, March 2012

UN urges businesses to join corporate responsibility pact ahead of Rio forum
UN News, 28 February 2012

Compelling road map for global market economy
By Georg Kell, Financial Times, Letters, 25 January 2012

Corporate Sustainability Leadership: Framework for Action at Rio+20 and Beyond
Outreach Stakeholder Forum, 25 January 2012

The UN gets further into fashion
Financial Times, 25 January 2012

Working Together: Partnerships for Positive Results
By Georg Kell, Contributor, ISO Focus+, January 2012


Entrevista – Georg Kell, diretor executivo do Pacto Global; Empresas brasileiras na pole position
Ideia Sustentável, 21 December 2011

Report: Patience Is a Virtue
Business Today Egypt, 13 December 2011

Human Rights Day: Angelina Jolie Gets It – Businesses Should Too
HuffPost Business, 9 December 2011

An overview of Human Rights in Business
Global Business Magazine, December 2011

Neue Leitlinien für Kinderrechte
Die Welt, 26 November 2011

Companies sign up to WindMade scheme
Financial Times, 20 November 2011

'Nenhuma empresa é totalmente sustentável'
O Estado de S.Paulo, 11 November 2011

"A corrupção é a maior barreira para o crescimento"
ISTOÉ Dinheiro, 11 November 2011

Da Teoria à Prática
Brasil Sustentável, July-August 2011

Business schools close the gap on ethics teaching
Australian Financial Review, 18 July 2011

Nigeria: Summit Group, Others Sign Partnership Agreement On Anti-Corruption
All Africa, 6 July 2011

Benefits flow as top people join the battle
Financial Times, 23 June 2011

Business leaders urged to keep corporate sustainability high profile at coming UN development conference
China Daily, 22 June 2011

Overlooking The Business Case For Climate Change Adaptation
By Tom Zeller Jr., HuffPost Green, 22 June 2011

UN Survey Finds Corruption Progress But Less Than Other Areas
Wall Street Journal, 7 June 2011

ONU: grandes empresas son más cumplidoras en derechos humanos
Agencia EFE, 07 June 2011

Interview: „Preisschild für Umweltschäden“; Fordert langfristiges Denken, ein gemeinsames Wertegerüst und globale Strategien
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 3 June 2011

CEOs See Sustainability As Engine For Growth But Industry Sectors Split On Priorities
Fast Company, 25 May 2011

Least developed countries: CSR giving companies kudos
The Guardian, 13 May 2011

Least developed countries conference embraces private sector
The Guardian, 11 May 2011

China Enterprise News, 29 April 2011

Environmental, social challenges can escalate into serious financial risks
The Financial Express, 23 April 2011

Hexun, 22 April 2011

CICPMC, 20 April 2011

Promoting corporate social responsibility
By Ju Chul-ki, The Korea Times, 13 April 2011

Partnerships introduce a commercial edge
Financial Times, 23 March 2011

CEOs should have crucial conversations on sustainability
The Guardian, 15 March 2011

Working for gender equality
South-South News, 11 March 2011

UN chief calls on business community to empower women
Xinhua News Service, 10 March 2011     

Women's Empowerment Principles Make It Clear: Equality Means Business
By Kiyotaka Akasaka, The Huffington Post, 8 March 2011

Winds of Change: Green Industry Trailblazer Leads WindMade Charge
The Daily Beast, 26 February 2011

Group Wants 'WindMade' to Join Other Feel-Good Labels
The New York Times, 29 January 2011


Business Must Work With Civil Society
South African Press Association, 6 October 2010

Deloitte Creates Six-Step Plan to Corporate Sustainability
GreenBiz, 28 June 2010

India Inc makes a splash with water saving initiatives
El Pais Internacional S.A., 26 June 2010

Study: Sustainability a Priority for CEOs
By Georg Kell and Peter Lacy, Bloomberg Businessweek, 25 June 2010

Business elite gather at U.N. conference
CNN, 25 June 2010

U.N. Chief Warns Big Business to Play by Ethical Rules
Inter Press Service, 25 June 2010

Global business leaders urged to engage in development activities
Xinhua News Agency, 25 June 2010

The Economy: Can Sustainability Survive the Recession?
Newsweek, 22 June 2010

United Nations: Too many businesses neglecting human rights, corruption concerns - UN survey
Xinhua News Agency, 15 June 2010

Q&A:  "Bluewashing Has Become a Very Risky Business"
Inter Press Service, 3 June 2010

'Ethical Management More Rewarding'
The Korea Times, 22 April 2010


Businessmen, the Planet Needs You
By Georg Kell, Op-Ed Contributor, The New York Times, 11 December 2009


Standing at crossroads of sustainable development
By Georg Kell, The Economic Times, 17 March 2008


Third world way
The Economist, 20 July 2007