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.
The UN Global Compact is calling on companies everywhere to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in partnership with the UN, Governments and civil society. The Partnership Passport is your guide to finding new partnerships and enhancing existing ones. With 10 inspiring examples of UN-Business collaboration, tips to plan your own partnerships, and directions for finding UN partners to work with, your journey awaits you.
2016 is a year of action: the United Nations, Governments, Business and Civil Society are coming together to jump-start progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2016 the UN Private Sector Forum focused on the role of business in advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Forum was organized in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the United Nations High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.
Examines how institutional investors across the world are beginning to interact with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and paint an early picture of investors’ current and future plans to engage with these Goals. The study also identifies barriers investors face to supporting the SDGs, and provides recommendations for how these could be overcome.
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.
Takes stock of the efforts undertaken by business participants and other key stakeholders to advance the ten principles and development, as well as peace, responsible investment, business education and broader UN-business collaboration. Features findings from the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey.
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.
Learn about how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
Includes aggregate information on the type, size and location of companies disclosing sustainability information in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides historical trends in reporting as well as recommendations and best practices around sustainability reporting. This document presents the status of sustainability disclosure through the Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) in the region.
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.
Showcases industry-specific examples and ideas for corporate action related to the SDGs. Presented in a series of publications, each matrix highlights bold pursuits and decisions made by diverse companies for each SDG.
In order to contribute to long-term risk mitigation and tackle increasing water challenges, corporate water targets must be informed by the best available science on hydro-ecological conditions at the basin level, informed by contextual social needs, and aligned with local to global public policy objectives.