Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact
Posted: Sep 17, 2009 – 10:06 AM EST
New York, Sep. 17 /CSRwire/ - 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 available on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service, the most widely used platform for financial professionals worldwide. COP information is accessible to Bloomberg users via the function UNGC
The COPs are searchable on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service, whose integrated data, news and analytic tools will enable Bloomberg users to research the ESG performance of publicly listed and private companies worldwide. COPs are also available on the UN Global Compact website.
The UN Global Compact encourages the investment community and other stakeholders to use COPs as a tool for analyzing corporate performance.
About the United Nations Global Compact
Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is a both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals. It is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, with over 6,500 signatories based in more than 130 countries. For more information, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org.
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