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.
Features recommendations on how corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can best address investors’ information needs. By helping inform investors' decision-making process, corporate SDG reporting can stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Global Goals. Translations of this publication are available in several languages.
Outlines a three-step process to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into existing business and reporting processes. It helps business to better report their impact on the SDGs and address the information needs of relevant stakeholders. This Guide follows an approach that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the GRI Standards. Translations of this publication are available in several languages.
This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available.This Analysis is primarily intended to be used in combination with the document “Integrating the SDGs into corporate reporting: A practical guide.
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The UN Global Compact has started to collect data on business participants’ contribution on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by adding two questions to the GC Active and GC Advanced COP questionnaires. Find out everything you need to know here.
The Express Communication on Progress (COP) for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will be available as of 1 April 2016. It contains three yes-or-no questions. This option is designed for companies with less than 250 employees who have minimal reporting capacity. It enables these companies to exhibit transparency within their means, and to focus on continuously improving their reporting.
Finds that fiduciary duty is not an obstacle to asset owner action on ESG factors. This report looks at fiduciary duty across eight markets (US, Canada, UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Japan and South Africa) through a series of events, interviews, case studies and a legal review.
A tool for investors who are engaging companies on supply chain labour issues. It draws together the business case for investors to engage on this topic, results and lessons learned from the 2013-2015 PRI-coordinated engagement on supply chain labour standards in agriculture, and points to a series of investor expectations and useful resources that can be used to guide and support engagement with companies.
The Communication on Progress (COP) is frequently the most visible expression of a participant's commitment to the Global Compact and its principles. According to the policy, failure to issue a COP will change a participant’s status to non-communicating and can eventually lead to the expulsion of the participant.
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.