Findings in this data deep dive are based on the Annual Implementation Survey and CEO Study of the UN Global Compact - the world’s most comprehensive insights on business contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals to date. Topic spotlights provide latest insight and reflections on gender equality, LGBTIQ+ protection and systemic racism from business leaders from around the world.
The UN Global Compact Africa Strategy 2021-2023 aims to accelerate and scale the impact of the private sector to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals across the African continent.
Guides companies in implementing the UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer people in the workplace and beyond. The LGBTIQ+ Tool consists of a gap analysis methodology and questionnaire and is supported by a scoring system and recommendations on how to close gaps and strengthen policies, processes and methodologies to ensure LGBTIQ+ inclusivity.
Identifies practices that businesses can implement to advance decent work and improve occupational safety and health (OSH) globally. Co-developed by the United Nations Global Compact and the International Labour Organization, the brief focuses on the role that businesses can play in ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, especially when operating in countries with deficient national safety and health and employment injury protection schemes. It further recognizes the important link between sound OSH practices and effective employment injury insurance schemes: the most desirable mechanisms to protect the incomes of workers who suffer work-related injuries and cover their medical costs.
This factsheet from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), prepared by CDP and the UN Global Compact builds on our Taking the Temperature report ahead of the G7 Summit in June 2021. It finds that across the G20, 4215 companies have disclosed climate targets to CDP but just 20% of these are science-based targets in line with Paris Agreement goals. This is made up of 2999 companies in the G7 and 1216 companies in the G13. In the G7, 25% of targets are science-based, compared to just 6% in the G13.
Positions seaweed, or marine macroalgae, as a significant nature-based climate solution with large scaling potential that can directly sequester carbon and indirectly displace greenhouse gas emissions in numerous ways, with clear economic and ecological co-benefits that make it a form of “charismatic carbon” and a holistic nature-based climate solution. This vision statement is a core deliverable of the UN Global Compact "Blue Road to COP 26."
This guidance builds on existing frameworks such as the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It explains the role companies can play in contributing to the achievement of the key pillars of the WPS agenda, particularly in relation to women’s economic empowerment in fragile and conflict-affected areas.
The United Nations Global Compact–Accenture CEO Sustainability Study offers a candid look at perspectives of more than 1,230 CEOs across 113 countries and 21 industries at the urgent opportunities and challenges for leaders to address the climate crisis. The full report will be released here on 1 November 2021.
This roadmap presents a framework for climate-smart MSP aiming to respond to the urgency of decarbonization that is needed to meet the meet the Paris Agreement temperature goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Specifically, it strives to support a more rapid, socially acceptable and just implementation of offshore renewable energy as one of the key clean energy sources for getting to net zero as quickly as possible. As such, the roadmap encourages not only an increase of offshore renewable energy — with offshore wind energy being the most promising option currently — but also its co-use with other climate-smart uses of the ocean and climate solutions — such as natural carbon sinks and nature restoration, low-trophic aquaculture and other innovative forms of renewable energy.
This Status Report showcases and celebrates the achievements of the Science Based Targets initiative's Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign and its contribution to a net zero world over the past two and a half years, while outlining what is ahead: transforming credible commitments into tangible actions and reporting on progress.
The SBTi’s Corporate Net-Zero Standard (also referred to as the Net-Zero Standard) provides guidance, criteria, and recommendations to support corporates in setting net-zero targets through the SBTi. The main objective of this standard is to provide a standardized and robust approach for corporates to set net-zero targets that are aligned with climate science. The intended audience for this document is corporates with more than 500 employees that wish to commit to setting net-zero targets through the SBTi.
Every year on 8 March, many companies take the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) to celebrate women in their workforce. This document aims to provide recommendations on how to meaningfully leverage IWD to advance gender equality and move the needle for women and girls. These recommendations are applicable for every day.