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February

The Role of Business in Equality and Human Rights for the LGBT Community

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 10 February 2015, 10am-11am (EST)
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  • The private sector can respect and support the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals by, for example, implementing non-discrimination policies beyond minimum legal requirements or dedicating resources to support LGBT rights outside the workplace. Business action to respect and support  LGBT rights is an example of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human  Rights and the UN Global Compact human rights principles in practice. This webinar will introduce LGBT human rights from the UN perspective, including increased attention to the issue since the Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 17/19 – the first UN resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity. The webinar will also present examples of businesses working to respect and support LGBT human rights in line with UN goals and the tangible benefits they realize as a result.

 

Respecting and Supporting Children's Rights in Marketing and Advertising

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 25 February 2015, 9:30am-10:30am (EST)
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  • Principle 6 of the Children’s Rights and Business Principles indicates that all businesses should use marketing and advertising that respect and support children’s rights. Co-hosted by UNICEF, UN Global Compact and Save the Children, this webinar will explore how companies can ensure that their communication and marketing approaches do not have an adverse impact on children. Further it will review how marketing may be used to raise awareness of and promote children’s rights. The discussion will also include examples of global standards and voluntary trends in this area.

March

Engaging in Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 31 March 2015, 9:00-10:00am (EDT)
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  • This webinar will discuss the significance and opportunities of private sector engagement in education, including milestone projects of the Global Compact as well as aligning business engagement in education with the anticipated goals and targets of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. To this end, it will provide an overview of the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on the education goal, and highlight how education will be central to the achievement of the other goals. The webinar will serve as a call to companies and other stakeholders to create a working group to advance the Global Compact's work in education. This will include participating in a consultation for the development of a guide on impact assessment and corporate goal setting practices for business in the context of advancing the SDGs.

April

Webinar: Business and Climate Justice: What role can business play in tackling the human rights impacts of climate change?

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 16 April 2015,  9am (EDT)
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  • Jointly hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, this webinar will examine the human dimensions of climate change. The webinar will explore how climate change undermines human rights, including the right to adequate food, water and health, as well as the disproportionate impact climate change has on vulnerable groups such as women and children. This webinar provides an opportunity to discuss climate change through a human rights lens and will review various ways that business can respect human rights when taking action on climate change.

Webinar: Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • 21 April 2015, 10am (EDT)
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  • Business is facing increased expectations to align water management practices with the responsibility to respect human rights found in the principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, the CEO Water Mandate and Shift, this webinar will explore the key components of the Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and how companies can adopt a human rights lens to water stewardship efforts. 

Webinar: Corporate Responsibility and Older Persons

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  • 30 April 2015,  10am-11am (EDT)
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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • Changing demographics in countries pose a challenge and opportunity for businesses in the workplace, marketplace and community. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and AARP, this webinar will explore how business can responsibly engage older persons as workers, consumers and beyond. The webinar will also illustrate some of the concrete ways in which companies can respect and support the rights of older persons. 

May

Webinar: How can companies uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining?

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  • 6 May 2015, 10:30am (EDT)
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  • This webinar conducted by an ILO expert will examine principle 3 of the UN Global Compact's principles in detail. The webinar will address challenges companies may face in their workplaces and in their operations to realize freedom of association, a human right at the core of ILO values, which also underpins and supports the other nine UN Global Compact principles.

Webinar: Benchmarking Business and Human Rights

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  • 12 May 2015,  9am-10am (EDT)
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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • The growing trend of ranking companies on business and human rights is a key driver in influencing corporate behaviour. Benchmarking enables companies, investors, regulators and society at large to understand a company’s progress on human rights and how this compares to its competitors. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Measuring Business and Human Rights Project, this webinar will explore the trend of benchmarking, the progress that has resulted to date and how this trend is helping companies meet their responsibility to respect human rights under the Guiding Principles. Speakers include Wim Leereveld, founder and CEO of the Access to Medicine Index, and Erinch Sahan, Private Sector Policy Adviser at Oxfam Behind the Brands campaign and Margaret Wachenfeld, Steering Committee Member of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark.

 

Webinar: How to Engage and Support SME Suppliers in their Commitment to Sustainability

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  • 14 May 2015, 10am (EDT)
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  • Business and Women's Health  Business and Women's Health
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  • Surveys and research, both within the UN Global Compact and externally, have shown that smaller and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face greater barriers than large companies in meeting sustainability standards, let alone taking actions to pursue and promote sustainability. SMEs often provide important services and products in the supply chain of larger companies and account for more than 50% of employment worldwide, and creating opportunities for SMEs is a key way to advance development and reduce poverty. This webinar will explore various methods of how companies, Global Compact Local Networks and other stakeholders can support SMEs’ commitment to sustainability.

Global Compact Board Programme Webinar Series: Part 1

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  • 14 May 2015, 8:00-9:00am (EDT)
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  • Board adoption and oversight of corporate sustainability, while on the rise in some respects, represents an area where vast improvement and gains can be achieved. By embedding sustainability into its core duties – notably setting strategic course, risk management and monitoring, executive recruitment, and remuneration – Directors are uniquely positioned to ensure the full mainstreaming of sustainability into business strategy and practices in a way that will support the long-term profitability and viability of the company.

    Building on the resources and tools developed for the new Global Compact Board Programme, we invite you to join us for an educational webinar series carried out in three parts, featuring conversations with world class experts on why corporate sustainability is a Board-level concern and what role Boards should play. Part 1 speakers include Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact, Professor Bob Eccles from Harvard Business School and Erika Karp, CEO and Founder of Cornerstone Capital. 

    This webinar is Part 1: Why does sustainability belong on the agenda of Boards of Directors?
    - What is the business imperative for sustainability?
    - How is the Board is uniquely positioned on sustainability?
    - What are the challenges and opportunities relative to the increasing expectations of the role of the Board?

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Webinar: Investing in Women's Rights to Health

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  • 19 May 2015,  10am-11am (EDT)
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  • Principle 3 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles encourages companies to ensure the health, including sexual and reproductive health, of all workers. Investing in women’s health not only benefits employees and surrounding communities, but it can also have a positive social and economic effect on the private sector. In ensuring that workers have safe working conditions and available health services, companies establish healthier staff, better relationships, and in many cases higher Return-on-investment (ROI). This webinar will highlight real life examples and strategies that businesses can implement to respect and support women’s health.

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Webinar: Providing Decent Work for Young Workers, Parents and Caregivers

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  • 26 May 2015, 8:00am (EDT)
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  • This webinar will explore how companies can commit to supporting children’s rights by paying particular attention to the rights of young workers -  who are above the minimum age of employment - as well as parents and caregivers. The discussion will look at what kind of support companies can provide to implement Principle 3 of the CRBP's. The webinar will also include specific examples from business.

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Global Compact Board Programme Webinar Series: Part 2

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  • 28 May 2015, 8:00-9:00am (EDT)
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  • Building on the resources and tools developed for the new Global Compact Board Programme, we invite you to join us for an educational webinar series carried out in three parts, featuring conversations with world class experts on why corporate sustainability is a Board-level concern and what role Boards should play. Part 2 speakers include Martin Reeves, Senior Partnerfrom, The Boston Consulting Group, Dianne Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, former Board Member of Interface, and John Elkington, CEO and Founder of Volans.

    This webinar is Part 2: What are key roles and responsibilities of Board of Directors in overseeing and driving sustainability?
    - What specific roles and responsibilities of the Board appear most important to driving sustainability and how does it complement the ones of executive leadership?
    - What are the challenges relative to the increasing expectations of the role of the Board on corporate sustainability?

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June

Global Compact Board Programme Webinar Series: Part 3

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  • 9 June 2015, 11:00-12:00pm (EDT)
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  • Building on the resources and tools developed for the new Global Compact Board Programme, we invite you to join us for an educational webinar series carried out in three parts, featuring conversations with world class experts on why corporate sustainability is a Board-level concern and what role Boards should play. Part 3 speakers include Aron Cramer, President and CEO of BSR, Karina Litvack, Independent Director on the Boards of Directors of Eni, and Professor Craig Smith at INSEAD.

    This webinar is Part 3: How does the Board best organize for sustainability? What are the keys skills needed?
    - What Board structure(s) are supportive of Board adoption and oversight of sustainability?
    - What are the pros and cons of a dedicated Board committee on sustainability?
    - How does Board diversity benefit progress?

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