Building on the original Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability published in 2015, Version 2.0 provides further guidance to General Counsel to ensure they are better placed and better equipped to drive change and deliver value to their organizations through an increased focus on corporate sustainability. Topics include: Corporate Sustainability and Business Integrity Corporate Sustainability and Business Integrity Human Rights and Supply Chain Due Diligence Corporate Sustainability and Grievance Mechanisms Challenges to Corporate Sustainability - Managing a Crisis Please fill out the form below to download the full guide.
The responsibility to comply with all applicable local, national, regional and international laws is a central tenet of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Yet sometimes local or national laws pose requirements that conflict with internationally recognized human rights, thereby making it difficult or impossible for business enterprises to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. The goal of this Good Practice Note is to provide business enterprises with a non-exhaustive set of good practices for addressing situations in which local or national laws appear to conflict with internationally recognized human rights.
Learn about how companies in the Global Compact LEAD are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
This report analyzes the degree to which government efforts to stimulate the economy are also consistent with the shift to a low carbon economy, examining stimulus packages and budgets in over 30 countries across the world.
The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week.
As an easy-to-access and use tool, it offers business the ability to explore, assess, value and respond to water risk and identify contextually appropriate solutions to advance SDG6 in particular.
Offers perspectives from companies and examples of existing projects, as well as framework of actions companies can take to support sanitation coverage in their facilities, among their suppliers, and in the communities in which they operate.
Examines the unique nature of water challenges in conflict-affected or high-risk areas and how the management of water resources can in turn affect business operations and society – particularly through its potential to exacerbate conflict.
Offers a framework for principle-based collaboration between business, the UN, governments, civil society and other stakeholders.
United Nations - Business can play a crucial role in helping to address climate change. Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, hear from the UN Secretary-General and chief executives from companies engaged in his corporate climate action platform, Caring for Climate. See how Enel, IKEA Group, PepsiCo, Royal DSM, Sinopec and Statoil are providing examples of corporate leadership on climate change.
Introduces a mapping exercise that demonstrates how uneven the governance landscape is across the industries that populate this frontier. Six industries are considered: international shipping, offshore oil and gas, offshore renewable energy, marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and seabed mining. While some, such as maritime shipping, have well-established and extensive governance structures encompassing a wide breadth of public and private sector actors, others like the seabed mining industry are still in a state of emergence.
Highlights the risks associated with unsustainable fishing practices and the degradation of the marine ecosystem. It addresses the elements of a responsible fisheries policy, for both wild and farmed fish, and includes a series of questions that investors can ask seafood companies in encouraging the adoption of more sustainable practices.