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United Nations Global Compact

As the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With the UN Global Compact, committed companies achieve sustainable value by delivering measurable impact to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

    Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities Image

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    07-14-15

    Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities

    Meeting today with CEOs, heads of state and ministers at a forum on the sidelines of a global finance summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the corporate ...

    UN Global Compact Unveils New Official Website Aiming to Spur Corporate Sustainability Action Image

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    06-24-15

    UN Global Compact Unveils New Official Website Aiming to Spur Corporate Sustainability Action

    Kicking off a week-long series of events celebrating its 15th anniversary, the UN Global Compact today launched its new officia...

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    11-02-09

    Sustainable Stock Exchanges Event

    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...

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    09-17-09

    UN Global Compact Executive Director Addresses Private Equity Community

    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):

    Introduction...

    Global Compact Participant Reports Now on Bloomberg Image

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    09-17-09

    Global Compact Participant Reports Now on Bloomberg

    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...

    UN Global Compact: Notable Reporters Outperform Key Stock Index Image

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    06-18-09

    UN Global Compact: Notable Reporters Outperform Key Stock Index

    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 Call by Business Outlines Steps Needed for Ambitious Global Climate Treaty Image

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    05-26-09

    Copenhagen Call by Business Outlines Steps Needed for Ambitious Global Climate Treaty

    Copenhagen, 26 May 2009 - Global business leaders assembled in Copenhagen today called for ambitious global action on climate change.

    In a

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    05-14-09

    Twenty Climate-Neutral Frontrunners Join Caring for Climate

    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.

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    05-07-09

    CEOs Call for Greater Adherence to UN Anti-Corruption Convention

    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...

    UN Global Compact Annual Review Highlights Progress Made, Identifies Gaps in Corporate Responsibility Practice Image

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    04-08-09

    UN Global Compact Annual Review Highlights Progress Made, Identifies Gaps in Corporate Responsibility Practice

    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...

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