Organized by the Global Compact Network China, the China Summit on Caring for Climate aimed to raise awareness of climate change, disseminate best practices, and enable businesses from China and abroad to tackle the issue together through innovation and cooperation. The Summit, with support from the Chinese government, introduced national policies and regulations related to climate change. The outcomes of the meeting will be submitted to relevant Chinese authorities as well as the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and Caring for Climate Business Forum.
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.
This report charts the interaction of climate change with other key issues on the global agenda, and identifies the requirement this places on governments and international agencies to develop a new level of policy coherence.
More than 20 million people across four countries face famine and or the risk of famine in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. Without collective and coordinated global effort, people will starve to death and many more will suffer from disease. In this webinar, experts give an overview of the situation in the four countries, present the humanitarian needs and identify areas in which businesses could make a difference and contribute to the crisis.
Drawing on insights from the SDG Industry Matrix, and on the heels of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, this Climate Extract identifies industry specific ideas for climate action. Although achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is inextricably linked with climate action, this Extract focuses on SDGs 7, 12 and 13. It profiles opportunities to create ‘shared value’, which in the context of the SDGs represents the coming together of market potential, societal demands and policy action to create a more sustainable and inclusive path to economic growth, prosperity and well-being.
Examines trends in participation in the Caring for Climate initiative, including emissions performance of companies, as well as progress companies have made against the five commitments endorsed by all signatories in the Caring for Climate Leadership Statement. By providing this analysis, Caring for Climate seeks to remind signatories of their progress towards a building a low-carbon society and to encourage greater participation in the initiative.
The time is right for companies around the world to demonstrate leadership on climate action by aligning corporate voluntary greenhouse gas reduction targets with climate science. Leading companies are taking action to mitigate climate-related risks and capture the economic opportunities from a low-carbon transition. This executive brochure captures why and how your company can align with science based targets.
This study assesses the importance of climate change to financial investors, it impact on competitive advantage in established industries and the opportunities created as new industries develop.
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.
This paper articulates the need to allow companies to contribute to water management efforts, to assist them instead of excluding them, and to insist that they operate in a manner that justifies their presence and is welcomed by local stakeholders.
Provides an overview of progress two years after the launch of the Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy at COP19. Over 100 companies from more than 20 countries have made a notable commitment to implement actions on responsible policy engagement in their company.
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)