Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact brings business together with UN agencies, labor, civil society and governments to advance ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Through the power of collective action, the Global Compact seeks to mainstream these ten principles in business activities around the world and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. With over 4,100 participating companies from more than 100 countries, it is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
On 2 November 2009, this unique event at UN headquarters in New York will explore how the world's exchanges can work together with investors, regulators, and companies to enhance corporate transparency, and ultimately performance, on ESG issues and encourage responsible long...
Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, addressed the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference in New York yesterday. The following is the text of his speech (please check against delivery):
In a move to facilitate consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in investor decision-making, the content of annual progress reports issued by United Nations Global Compact business participants, known as Communications on Progress (COPs), is now a...
NEW YORK, NY. - 18 June 2009 - UN Global Compact participants recognized as good, or "notable", sustainability reporters have outperformed a major stock market index over the past two years. This is the key finding of a new study released by the RiskMetrics Group, a...
Copenhagen, 26 May 2009 - Global business leaders assembled in Copenhagen today called for ambitious global action on climate change.
STOCKHOLM. - 14 May 2009 - The United Nations Global Compact has welcomed 20 Scandinavian companies as new signatories to Caring for Climate, its business leadership platform on climate change. All have pledged and achieved climate neutrality.
New York, NY - 7 May 2009 - In an unprecedented move, chief executives from some of the world's leading companies have called on governments to more effectively and robustly implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
In a lette...
NEW YORK, NY. - 8 April 2009 - As the global economic crisis highlights the need for long-term-sustainability and business ethics, corporations around the world are making progress in adopting responsible business practices. Yet, serious implementation gaps remain, particula...
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, in his capacity as Vice Chair of the Global Compact Board, has issued a response to recent NGO letters expressing concerns over business operations in Sudan
9 February, 2009
Dear Mr. Co...
DAVOS. - 29 January 2008 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged business leaders worldwide to embrace global cooperation and partnership on a scale never before seen and to eschew short-term thinking and seek long-term solutions to climate change and other pressing g...