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.
Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, Global Compact +15 brought together business and civil society to the United Nations to show how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs). The 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner was an opportunity to celebrate the Global Compact’s philosophy of shared responsibility for a better world and the progress made with business around the globe over 15 years. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered the keynote remarks.
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.
The report summarizes the discussions and outcomes of the summit on the theme of building an era of sustainability.
This report details the Global Compact and global corporate citizenship, and to produce strategic recommendations and action imperatives related to the future evolution of the initiative.
Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2015 focused on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Convened in the context of the UN summit for the adoption of Agenda 2030, the interactive Forum was designed to increase understanding of efforts underway by the private sector and civil society, and provide a platform for the private sector to announce long-term goals and partnerships that will make an important contribution towards achieving sustainable development for all.
This report details the Global Compact's 2005 China Summit, which was held in Shanghai.
Bill Miller of Global Connections sits down with Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell to discuss how the UN is harnessing the power of the private sector to advance environmental, social and governance issues.
Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all.
A collections of videos from the 5th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles Event in New York. These videos feature panelists showcasing what UN Global Compact participants are doing to contribute to gender quality and strengthening the Women's Empowerment Principles. Closing remarks by H.E. His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Identifies leading corporate practices in key sustainability areas – and the wide spectrum of ideas presented at the Forum on innovations, collaborations and public policy recommendations. The report showcases approximately 200 commitments to action announced by corporate leaders, over 50 new tools and resources, and media coverage of the Forum.
An independent review of 2008 CEO Water Mandate activities by Arthur D. Little.