Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada
UN Headquarters, New York, NY, United States of America
UN Global Compact Leaders Week 2019
Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America
Private Sector Forum 2019
With poverty eradication central to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the Global Compact and Oxfam, in close collaboration with a multi-stakeholder advisory group, have partnered to launch the Poverty Footprint tool. This assessment tool takes a people-centered approach to look at business impacts (both positive and negative) on the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty.
The tool provides a comprehensive overview of factors that influence poverty, emphasizes stakeholder engagement, partnership between companies and civil society and promotes corporate transparency and pro-poor business strategies. Oxfam and the UN Global Compact are enhancing the tool and working to scale up adoption of poverty footprinting by a broader group of stakeholders.
Test the tool
Companies and civil society organizations are invited to pilot the enhanced Poverty Footprint tool and guidance by contacting Ms. Natalie Zerial