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Global Compact Board Welcomes New Members, Addresses Critical Issues

New York, United States of America

(New York, 24 July 2009) – The Global Compact Board, the United Nations’ highest-level advisory body involving business and civil society, met at UN Headquarters in New York today for its first meeting of the year.  Due to his travel schedule, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who is also the ...

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Principles for Responsible Investment Reports Progress in Key Areas

Sydney, Australia

(Sydney, 17 July 2009) – The Principles for Responsible Investment, the world’s largest responsible investment initiative, convened its annual conference in Sydney, Australia, on 16-17 July – an event that brought together more than 275 investors from nearly all regions of the world. The confe...

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Global Compact and ISO Clarify Positions, Stress Complementarity

New York, United States of America

(New York, 17 July 2009) - To clarify misconceptions resulting from the Global Compact's request to remove a reference to the initiative from the annex to the draft ISO 26000 corporate responsibility standard, the Global Compact Office has released an exchange of letters between the Global Compac...

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G8 Welcomes Global Compact's Role in Advancing Responsible Business

L'Aquila, Italy

(L'Aquila, 10 July 2009) - The Leaders of the Group of 8, at their 2009 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, have welcomed and encouraged the Global Compact's work in advancing corporate responsibility in business practice  and providing practical guidance for companies. The G8 Leaders Declaration, titled ...

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