The Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing is designed to inspire companies to reach the next level of climate performance and to advocate for a price on carbon as a necessary and effective measure to tackle the climate change challenge. The criteria comprise three overlapping dimensions: first, setting an internal carbon price; second, responsible policy advocacy; and third, communicating on progress.
This discussion paper summarizes the outcomes and main findings from a multi-stakeholder workshop on company policies on carbon pricing, organized by the German Global Compact Network in Berlin in July 2018. At the same time, this paper invites further stakeholders to take part in a professional exchange of ideas concerning the implementation of effective internal carbon pricing.
Updated version Within the Peer Learning Group Climate of the German Global Compact Network (DGCN), companies explored the challenges associated with developing climate targets, and discussed possible solutions, methods and applications with experts and representatives from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). This publication summarizes core findings of the discussion and proposes solutions to challenges. The focus is on the selection of a method for developing a science-based GHG emission reduction path, the interpretation of results, the criteria of the SBTi for an official approval of science-based targets, and the treatment of scope 3 emissions. Thereby, the paper serves as a compact introduction science-based target setting.
The Fuel Sustainability Briefing series gives practitioners information to develop practical approaches that accelerate the transition to low-carbon fuels by summarizing our research to date on the market outlook, key issues, and sustainability potential for five fuel categories.
This paper explores the connection between women's empowerment and resilience to climate change and aims to drive corporate action to put women at the center of climate solutions.
Climate change will impact the health of humans around the world. This paper explores the intersection of climate and public health issues and highlights the business case for action.
This report assesses and consolidates the best available knowledge to present an accessible and actionable framework for private-sector leadership on climate change resilience.
Climate change and the economy are inextricably linked. This report highlights how companies across sectors can better understand how they can contribute to more climate-resilient and inclusive economies.
Building on the original Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability published in 2015, Version 2.0 provides further guidance to General Counsel to ensure they are better placed and better equipped to drive change and deliver value to their organizations through an increased focus on corporate sustainability. Topics include: Corporate Sustainability and Business Integrity Corporate Sustainability and Business Integrity Human Rights and Supply Chain Due Diligence Corporate Sustainability and Grievance Mechanisms Challenges to Corporate Sustainability - Managing a Crisis Please fill out the form below to download the full guide.
The responsibility to comply with all applicable local, national, regional and international laws is a central tenet of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Yet sometimes local or national laws pose requirements that conflict with internationally recognized human rights, thereby making it difficult or impossible for business enterprises to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. The goal of this Good Practice Note is to provide business enterprises with a non-exhaustive set of good practices for addressing situations in which local or national laws appear to conflict with internationally recognized human rights.
Assesses the contribution of business-focused initiatives of the Global Climate Action Agenda to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By providing this analysis, the report seeks to catalyze business action on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and demonstrate the potential collective impact of the assessed initiatives on emissions.
Jointly hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, this webinar will examined the human dimensions of climate change. The webinar explored 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. (2015)