Examines the sector’s impact in relation to the UN Global Compact’s four focus areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption and identifies the most critical issues facing companies with a stake in land, real estate and construction in relation to the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and the SDGs. The aim of the resource is to encourage companies to think holistically about the environmental and social impact of their business activities and strategic investment decisions, providing a practice-orientated roadmap for the sector and its clients through: (1) A toolbox of SDG-related and wider UN resources (2) Real life case studies showcasing successful SDG implementation (3) A Self-Assessment Checklist mapping 15 sectoral issues and corresponding 15 action items to individual Principles and SDG indicators
Features companies who have made a commitment to changing education; however, none of them acted alone. All have worked with numerous partners to maximize the impact of their investments. These examples are intended to initiate conversation between stakeholders with shared goals to better understand how to work together. By working collaboratively to assess needs and implement activities, investments in education by the business community can be better coordinated, have a greater impact and make a larger contribution to achieving the 2030 education targets.
A compilation of good practices gathered from online searches or submitted by UN Global Compact participants in response to our call to share actions and initiatives that their companies are undertaking to respect and support children’s rights.
Demonstrates how companies can help to advance the SDGs by operating responsibly in alignment with universal principles and finding opportunities to innovate to address societal challenges. Through a commitment to the UN Global Compact, companies are taking the first step to contribute to achieving the SDGs and have access to a range of tools to scale up their efforts.
Provides an overview of the intergovernmental UN post-2015 process and how the UN Global Compact is supporting it.
The UN Global Compact works with business to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to all people, communities and markets.
An assessment tool that enables companies and civil society partners to understand corporate impacts on multi-dimensional poverty. As a tool to help implement the SDGs, the Poverty Footprint provides a comprehensive overview of factors that influence poverty, and it emphasizes stakeholder engagement and partnership between companies and civil society as a means for establishing pro-poor business strategies.
Integrating human rights considerations into corporate crisis management is one way that companies can seek to identify, prevent and address adverse impacts. Some companies are broadening their crisis management policies and procedures to explicitly address adverse human rights impacts, consistent with the UN Global Compact Principles and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This Good Practice Note identifies five good practices for integrating human rights considerations into crisis planning, the first phase of effective crisis management. Note: Human rights considerations during the subsequent phases of crisis response and recovery are beyond the scope of this note.
The UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study report, Special Edition: A Call to Climate Action, is based on a survey of 750 business leaders from UN Global Compact participant companies. The report also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries.
Highlights the benefits for businesses of implementing adaptation activities that contribute to increasing societal resilience and attaining the SDGs. The report shares lessons learned and provides actionable guidance for both the public and private sector.
Guides the hundreds of individuals who are now completing due diligence on carbon pricing of behalf of their companies. It has been shaped by input from dozens of such companies, as well as other experts who are implementing carbon pricing programmes within companies and/or advocating for government policies in countries around the world. Experiences and insights from others will help more companies become Carbon Pricing Champions and align with the Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing set by Caring for Climate and partners.
Provides an overview of key outcomes from the Caring for Climate Business Forum (7-8 December 2015, Paris) during the twenty-first Conference of the Parties COP21 climate negotiations. The Forum demonstrated unprecedented corporate engagement at bringing together over 600 chief executives and senior representatives from the private and public sectors to discuss the integral role of business in advancing the climate agenda and demonstrate support for an ambitious international climate agreement. Co-organized by the United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the third annual Caring for Climate Business Forum served as the official platform for business at COP21 and included the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) Focus Event on Business.