Explores the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act and its implications for UN Global Compact business participants who conduct business in the UK. It also offers good practice approaches that companies can take to address human rights risks.
Gives an overview of the COP Policy and explains the Differentiation Programme, with a special emphasis on the GC Active level. It covers the minimum COP requirements, deadline extension and modification, and online submission.
What is happening? Why is Integrated Reporting important to the Global Compact? What could Integrated Reporting potentially mean for communicating progress on Global Compact issues? How does Integrated Reporting relate to the big picture of the Global Compact?
How to prepare a COP and define your COP differentiation level
Consult a list of suggested activities by type of organization available in multiple languages.
Guide on how to request a deadline modification via a Grace Letter before your reporting deadline expires. Refer to the COP Grace Letter Guide for business participants and the COE Grace Letter Guide for non-business participants.
Guide on how to request a deadline modification via a Grace Letter before your reporting deadline expires. Refer to the COP Adjustment Request Guide for business participants and the COE Adjustment Request Guide for non-business participants.
Examines trends in participation in the Caring for Climate initiative, including emissions performance of companies, as well as progress companies have made against the five commitments endorsed by all signatories in the Caring for Climate Leadership Statement. By providing this analysis, Caring for Climate seeks to remind signatories of their progress towards a building a low-carbon society and to encourage greater participation in the initiative.
Lays out five defining features of corporate sustainability, which the Global Compact asks businesses to strive towards – looking at why each element is essential, how business can move forward and what the Global Compact is doing to help.
This guide explores the role of the bond market – the largest asset class in the global financial markets – in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With US$ 6.7 trillion of annual issuance, bonds can provide a cheap, reliable and scalable source of capital for a variety of stakeholders involved in the implementation of Agenda 2030, including companies, governments, cities and public-private partnerships. SDG bonds also provide an answer to the lack of SDG investment opportunities for institutional investors. A diverse portfolio of SDG Bonds, including sovereign, municipal, corporate and project bonds across developed and emerging markets could fulfill mainstream investors’ growing demand for impact while matching their risk-return appetite.
Provides an overview of progress two years after the launch of the Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy at COP19. Over 100 companies from more than 20 countries have made a notable commitment to implement actions on responsible policy engagement in their company.
Highlights progress by business toward jointly established guidelines for responsible, positive lobbying on climate policy.