The right of indigenous peoples to give or withhold free, prior, and informed consent (“FPIC”) for the use of their lands, resources, traditional knowledge, or intellectual property is among the special protections for indigenous peoples. This Good Practice Note provides background on the history of FPIC, without taking a definitive viewpoint on its legal status. The Note also explores the business case for obtaining FPIC and the challenges that are likely to arise in the process; outlines current company good practices to obtain FPIC; and discusses emerging practices that not only support FPIC but also long-term benefits for affected indigenous communities.
Convened in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge as the second in a series of Global Dialogues on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, this webinar features expert and practitioner insights on ending rural poverty through sustainable livelihoods and decent rural employment. A multi-stakeholder discussion identifies key areas where business can have a positive impact, and ways in which companies, individually or in partnership, can support small-scale food producers to double their income and productivity and sustainably feed a growing population.
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
Provides a collection of case studies from participants of the Global Compact Cities Programme.
Learn how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
Provides an overview of the current and potential role of institutional investors, companies, banks and foundations in the design and implementation of a financing strategy for global sustainability.
The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. This guide is intended for site staff or technical water specialists responsible for water management, and relevant corporate staff. This guide lays out three key elements for setting effective site water targets: Water targets should respond to priority water challenges within the catchment; The ambition of water targets should be informed by the site’s contribution to water challenges and desired conditions; and Water targets should reduce water risk, capitalize on opportunities, and contribute to public sector priorities. This case of the Santa Ana RIver Watershed illustrates how the guidance was applied by a group of companies in that watershed.
Learn about how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
A compilation of case studies and business practices intended to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples’ rights and the opportunity to support these rights.
Highlights innovative work that food and agriculture companies are undertaking, together with governments and civil society, to improve food security and sustainable agriculture around the world.
Provides a framework for developing, implementing, and disclosing policies and practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services that are integrated into corporate sustainability strategies.