Business leaders identify the youth employment crisis as one of the most pressing global risks of our time, but also see investing in youth as one of the greatest potentials for business growth and development. There are more young people today than at any other time in history, approximately 1.8 billion, and half are women. These young people are breaking through stereotypes and creating innovative, concrete solutions to long-standing problems. Yet, although young people are creating these sustainable solutions, there is a disconnect with the formal labour force. Over the last year, youth unemployment rates have increased and the disparity in labour force participation between young women and men has widened. This webinar, co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Women and Plan International, highlights the opportunity and need for business to scale up action and invest in the future workforce to create economic opportunities for young women around the world, produce bottom line impacts on business growth and sustainability, and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The approximately 2 billion adults that make up the world’s poor and often marginalised struggle to get by without access to formal financial services and tools. Through digital technology and innovation, new business models are being developed with the power to draw underbanked citizens into the formal economy, creating economic opportunities for the poor. As a result, digital solutions such as mobile banking, user interface systems and online impact investing are expanding the customer base and creating new markets for both new and traditional financial service providers. Jointly hosted by the UN Global Compact, Accenture and CARE International UK, this webinar provides an overview of financial inclusion and the digital opportunities available for serving a large untapped market, it offers guidance on how to leverage digital solutions to be more financially inclusive and raises awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, including encouraging action in support of Goal 1 on ending poverty and Goal 10 on reducing inequality.
Examines the sector’s impact in relation to the UN Global Compact’s four focus areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption and identifies the most critical issues facing companies with a stake in land, real estate and construction in relation to the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles and the SDGs. The aim of the resource is to encourage companies to think holistically about the environmental and social impact of their business activities and strategic investment decisions, providing a practice-orientated roadmap for the sector and its clients through: (1) A toolbox of SDG-related and wider UN resources (2) Real life case studies showcasing successful SDG implementation (3) A Self-Assessment Checklist mapping 15 sectoral issues and corresponding 15 action items to individual Principles and SDG indicators
Illustrates the philosophical and practical connections between the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. This white paper draws an important philosophical line in the sand in relation to the crucial importance of principles, especially the UN Global Compact Ten Principles. We welcome your input.
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.
Provides a collection of case studies from participants of the Global Compact Cities Programme.
Learn how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world.
This online tool is intended to help companies take stock of their approach to supply chain sustainability.
Learn how companies in the UN Global Compact are taking action to advance corporate sustainability around the world
This brochure present the key findings of the Caring for Climate Series reports.
This is a new method to perform monetary assessment of the economic, ecological, and social impacts of your business activities along the value chain. You can use it to measure the value proposition of your actions along the entire value chain, aware that your business activities are connected to both positive and negative impacts on the environment and society. It supports you in striving to increase your positive contribution to society and minimize the negative effects of your business activities.
Presents integrative approach to managing a variety of key environmental issues, designed to help companies develop a comprehensive environmental strategy, following an 8-step model.