Corporate-social enterprise collaboration holds potential to create resilient supply chains that support the development of vibrant communities. Yet there are several barriers, including size of procurement contracts, confidence of contract fulfilment and lack of awareness of opportunities in various tiers of the supply chain. This webinar aimed to uncover the opportunities, challenges, potential solutions and impacts of integrating social enterprises in corporate supply chains through presenting examples of how businesses have meaningfully engaged with social enterprises.
The private sector can respect and support the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals by, for example, implementing non-discrimination policies beyond minimum legal requirements or dedicating resources to support LGBT rights outside the workplace. Business action to respect and support LGBT rights is an example of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the UN Global Compact human rights principles in practice. This webinar introduced LGBT human rights from the UN perspective, including increased attention to the issue since the Human Rights Council adopted Resolution 17/19 – the first UN resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity. The webinar also presented examples of businesses working to respect and support LGBT human rights in line with UN goals and the tangible benefits they realize as a result.
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)
Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, the CEO Water Mandate and Shift, this webinar explored the key components of the Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and how companies can adopt a human rights lens to water stewardship efforts.
Changing demographics in countries pose a challenge and opportunity for businesses in the workplace, marketplace and community. Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and AARP, this webinar will explore how business can responsibly engage older persons as workers, consumers and beyond. The webinar will also illustrate some of the concrete ways in which companies can respect and support the rights of older persons.
Co-hosted by the UN Global Compact and the Measuring Business and Human Rights Project, this webinar explores the trend of benchmarking, the progress that has resulted to date and how this trend is helping companies meet their responsibility to respect human rights under the Guiding Principles.
This webinar conducted by an ILO expert examines principle 3 of the UN Global Compact's principles in detail. The webinar addresses challenges companies may face in their workplaces and in their operations to realize freedom of association, a human right at the core of ILO values, which also underpins and supports the other nine UN Global Compact principles.
Construction is among the most hazardous industries where workers are more likely to have a fatal accident at work, and many more suffer from ill-health and die from occupational diseases. This webinar with ILO experts addresses some of the challenges of protecting workers in the construction industry, and provides practical guidance for companies to make health and safety an integral part of their business model.
In June 2014, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a new Protocol on Forced Labour. As an international response to combat contemporary forms of slavery and forced labour more effectively, the Protocol creates new legal obligations to prevent forced labour, to protect victims, and to provide access to remedy. Conducted by ILO experts, this webinar provides insight into the Protocol and discusses the role of business in its implementation, including in global efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.
In many countries, businesses come across human rights challenges that affect Indigenous peoples, including discrimination, child labour and forced labour, lack of voice and/or effective participation in decision making processes, lack of decent work opportunities, and recognition of their land rights. This webinar, conducted by ILO experts on indigenous peoples, discussed contributions by government, enterprises, employers’ and workers’ organizations to the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights, as enshrined in ILO Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples.
Social protection, and more specifically its global extension through national social protection floors, is on the agenda of major international summits. This webinar discussed how multinational enterprises (MNEs) can contribute to this global challenge as part of their commitment to socioeconomic development. Conducted by experts from the ILO Social Protection Department, with the participation of a Danone representative, the webinar explored the drivers, corporate strategies and concrete results of MNEs providing a minimum level of social protection for employees worldwide.
Facilitated by experts of the ILO’s Labour Migration Programme, this webinar provided practical guidance on how business can address the many challenges related to international labour migration while supporting migrant workers in line with the Labour Principles and the relevant international standards of the ILO. Participants were presented the “business case” for promoting migrants’ rights as well as examples of good practices and initiatives undertaken by the business community.