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.
NEW YORK, NY. - 12 January 2009 - The following is the text of a letter by Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, to an international coalition of civil society organizations. The letter is a response to an open letter to Georg Kell published...
LONDON. - 12 January 2009 - A coalition of investors worth over USD 3 trillion has today launched an initiative to help police the corporate responsibility reporting of companies as diverse as Air France, GAP Inc and LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy).
LONDON. - 9 December 2008 - A US$1.5 trillion alliance of investors, all signatories to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, is asking 100 of the world's biggest companies to join an initiative that will improve their policies and practices around use of wate...
NEW YORK, NY. - December 8, 2008 - Calling for a stronger focus on the long-term sustainability of business, educators and administrators representing 170 business schools and other academic institutions from 43 countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the Principles fo...
NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN. - November 6, 2008 - Six months prior to the pivotal UN climate change conference (COP15) at the end of 2009, the world's leading CEOs will convene at the World Business Summit on Climate Change. Together, they will deliver recommendations to governments...
NEW YORK, NY. - October 31, 2008 - The UN Global Compact has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce to create an international rese...
NEW YORK, NY. - October 27, 2008 - In a powerful endorsement of the UN Global Compact, a group of global investors today announced a collaborative effort urging the Chief Executive Officers of approximately 9000 companies to commit to the UN Global Compact and its ten...
GENEVA. - October 22, 2008 - More than 150 representatives of business, civil society organizations, governments and UN agencies from around the world gathered in Geneva on 20-21 October for the first meeting of signatories to Caring for Climate, a voluntary global action p...
In today's interconnected global economy, the long-term value and success of business are inextricably linked to the integration of environmental, social and governance issues into corporate management and operations. This defines the modern corporate sustainability movement...
New York, NY -- 29 September 2008 -- The UN Global Compact Office today announced the appointment of Gavin Power as Deputy Director, effective immediately. Since 2002, Mr. Power has led the development of a number of strategic policy initiatives for the UN Global Compact, in...