Examines the aggregate results of companies using the Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool with an aim to provide insights on global corporate performance on gender equality and and showcase the efforts of partners and other stakeholders to drive women's empowerment around the world. The report concludes that while corporate support for gender equality is strong, businesses have yet to introduce measurable targets and robust accountability mechanisms to ensure progress.
Provides an assessment of how companies in the UN Global Compact are adopting the Ten Principles and taking action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. Based on data collected in the UN Global Compact annual survey, the report takes stock of how companies are performing on critical sustainability topics. The report also takes a deep dive into the critical issues of climate and gender equality. A feature on the activities of Global Compact Local Networks over the past year is also included.
Intends to bridge the gap in the conversation around gender equality by demonstrating that when more women are in corporate decision-making positions, their companies benefit — as do society and the environment.
In 2014, the UN Global Compact marks the 10th Anniversary of the 10th Principle against corruption: “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery”.
Showcases industry-specific examples and ideas for corporate action related to the SDGs. Presented in a series of publications, each matrix will highlight bold pursuits and decisions made by diverse companies for each SDG.
Contains the findings of research on Local Networks in sub-Saharan Africa including common practices, governance and leadership, funding, and company demand, among others. This document is geared toward Global Compact Local Networks (LNs) for learning purposes.
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.
Highlights the growth and activities of Global Compact Local Networks around the world. The report features statistics, activities and achievements of Local Networks in relation to Global Compact issue areas (human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption) and in support of broader UN goals and issues.
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.
Video introducing three examples of companies that have made their commitment to corporate sustainability and furthering human rights (one longer version).
The UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study represents more than a decade of research on sustainable business. Published every three years, it is the largest study of CEO attitudes to sustainability globally. The Study traces the development of corporate motivations in engaging with environmental, social and governance issues in core business.
Seeks to improve the understanding of environmental, social and governance issues in commodity investments with a view to identifying and promoting best practices in this area.