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Investor Letter to G20 Highlights Role of Markets in Climate Change Solutions

London, United Kingdom

(London, 17 December 2009) – Today institutional investors on the Board of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – the UN-backed  global initiative on responsible institutional investment with signatories representing USD 18 trillion in assets under management – sent an open letter to H...

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Business Leaders are Key to Solving the Climate Crisis

Copenhagen, Denmark

( Copenhagen, 12 December 2009 ) – Hosted by the Global Compact and the Copenhagen Climate Council, over 300 representatives from business, civil society and international organizations met at the historic Kronborg Castle today to discuss the business role in achieving a fair, balanced and ambiti...

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Op-Ed: Businessmen, the Planet Needs You

Paris, France

(Paris, 11 December 2009) – By Georg Kell, Executive Director of the Global Compact, published in the International Herald Tribune: As negotiating teams labor at the U.N. climate change conference, a rising chorus of business leaders is chanting “seal the deal.” Though notions of hammering ...

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Human Rights Day Marked with New Outreach and Guidance

New York, United States of America

(New York, 10 December 2009) – In recognition of Human Rights Day, the Global Compact has developed guidance and conducted outreach to assist businesses in respecting and supporting human rights within their operations and activities. The following initiatives are of particular note:  Webinar:...

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New Anti-Corruption Guidance Raises Bar for Company Reporting

Berlin, Germany

(Berlin, 9 December 2009) – As calls for corporate accountability increase, Transparency International (TI) and the United Nations Global Compact today published a new reporting guidance for companies committed to combating corruption.  Public reporting sends a strong signal to employees, inve...

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