Strong rule of law is essential as a foundation for economic and social development. The Framework seeks to advance the rule of law by engaging responsible business to support the building and strengthening of legal frameworks and accountable institutions – serving as a complement to, not substitute for, government action.
Collaboration between the United Nations and the private sector has become ingrained in the way the United Nations and its Agencies, Funds and Programmes function; but it was not always this way. The report charts the evolution of UN-business engagement since 2000.
The UN Global Compact is calling on companies everywhere to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with the UN, Governments and civil society. The Partnership Passport is your guide to finding new partnerships and enhancing existing ones. With 10 inspiring examples of UN-Business collaboration, tips to plan your own partnerships, and directions for finding UN partners to work with, your journey awaits you.
Provides an overview of UN-Business partnership services, developed as a collaborative effort by Global Compact LEAD Task Force members together with UN colleagues from across the system.
Represents more than a decade of research on sustainable business. Together with the UN Global Compact Progress Report, it forms the world’s most comprehensive research to date on business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2019 study draws on insights from more than 1,000 CEOs from 21 industries and 99 countries, including over 100 in-depth interviews, and nearly 1,600 senior business leaders who responded to the UN Global Compact implementation survey.
This resource details how to deal with humanitarian crisis as a business.
This guide presents a brief introduction to the relevance of traceability for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) which are looking to adopt traceability in their supply chains and also assists them to link their initiative to the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It illustrates the opportunities, challenges and practical steps for implementing traceability programmes within SMEs and features case examples for driving SME traceability.
The report explores how partnerships with business act as a catalyst for reform and institutional innovation throughout the UN organization by infusing private sector management practices and performance-based thinking.
A framework outlining different ways in which the private sector can collaborate with UN agencies, funds and programmes to address global challenges.
An interactive tool to improve the effectiveness and developmental value of partnerships between the UN system and the private sector.
Describes how National Human Rights Institutions and Global Compact Local Networks can collaborate to help businesses understand and meet their human rights responsibilities and commitments.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs describes how public-private partnerships saved over 1 million lives by increasing access to HIV/AIDS medications. Speech was delivered at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.