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UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2019)

Submitted by: United Nations Global Compact

Categories: Sustainability, Activism

Posted: Jun 30, 2019 – 09:00 AM EST

 

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

#OurOnlyFuture: UN and industry leaders call on business to set more ambitious climate targets 

In the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit to be held on 23 September in New York, the UN Global Compact has convened more than 20 global leaders in a campaign calling on chief executives to set science-based targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Business leaders who commit to 1.5°C will be recognized at the Private Sector Forum, which this year doubles up as the official luncheon of the UN Climate Action Summit. Learn how your company can make a critical and necessary contribution to reducing emissions and join world leaders in taking ambitious climate action »


NEWS & UPDATES

UN Global Compact launches event series to accelerate progress on the SDGs

The UN Global Compact has launched a series of events to accelerate progress on the SDGs at the national level. Organized as part of its Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, these events will offer an opportunity for private sector leaders to share best practices and learn from others operating in the same business environment. Kicked off by Global Compact Network UK on 24 June in London, the series will later this year feature events in Canada, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Sri Lanka (co-hosted with Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan) and Tanzania (co-hosted with Kenya). Read more »

An urgent call to ocean action

From land runoff to overfishing, plastic pollution to global warming, the ocean is at risk. As ocean threats rise, so too must we scale up our willingness to drop “business-as-usual” and take bold ocean action. Whether you represent a business, Government or civil society, we are all responsible for saving the ocean, and by doing so do we have a chance to save the planet. Read Lise Kingo’s latest Executive Update »

Ocean health is good business, according to new report

According to a new report published by the UN Global Compact and developed in consultation with 300 representatives of business, civil society and academia, a healthy, productive and well-governed marine environment is not only necessary for many companies’ long-term operations, but it can offer significant opportunities too. Read the report »

New network to accelerate business solutions for a healthy and productive ocean

On World Oceans Day, the UN Global Compact launched the Ocean Accelerator Network, a new collaborative platform for business, academia and start-up accelerators to enhance the development of business solutions geared towards a healthy and productive ocean. Among other activities, the network will provide mentorship for students and young entrepreneurs, with the goal of mobilizing them to answer to the needs of a sustainable blue economy that will help preserve the marine environment. Learn more»

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Global Compact Network Colombia recognizes companies committed to sustainable business practices

At the 9th Annual Global Compact Network Colombia Congress, businesses were recognized for commitment to best practices in advancing sustainable development. The 135 nominations received were judged by an expert committee composed of 70 SDG leaders, and recognition was given to businesses that were particularly driven to advance the 2030 Agenda. Read more »

Global Compact Network Turkey holds its 7th General Assembly

The 7th General Assembly of Global Compact Network Turkey brought companies together to discuss progress on the Global Goals in the country. Speaking at the event, Paul Polman, Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact Board, noted that the world is in a major crisis because of great inequalities and climate change. He said, “If we want to achieve the progress needed, we must all redouble our efforts in support of the SDGs. A mobilization aiming at positive social and environmental change is necessary. We have to raise our voice to call for urgent action.” Read more »

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ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

Climate Change: Be part of the solution

Setting your company's science-based target does not only establish a clearly-defined pathway to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also helps drive innovation, ensure regulatory certainty, strengthen investor confidence and improve profitability and competitiveness. Act now »

Why sustainable ocean business?

How we protect and manage the ocean will determine much of our success in delivering the Global Goals by 2030. Companies that are connected to the ocean have a critical role to play — join our Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business to help ensure the ocean is sustainably managed »

Are you a 2019 SDG Pioneer? The deadline for submissions is 12 July

With less than 4,500 days left to achieve the SDGs, help us identify the 2019 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers. We are looking for young business leaders, aged 35 and under, who are making Global Goals local business. Submit your sustainability story today »

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SAVE THE DATE:

The UN Global Compact Leaders Week 2019

From 23 to 26 September is this year's highest-level opportunity for business to engage with world leaders on the SDGs at the United Nations. Key opportunities include:

  • Private Sector Forum
  • Health is Everyone's Business Workshop
  • SDG Business Forum
  • High-Level CEO Roundtable on Corporate SDG Finance and Investment

Learn more »


FEATURED RESOURCES

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LEARN WITH THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT ACADEMY

Available to UN Global Compact Participants, the Academy is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to meet your company’s sustainability objectives — regardless of your region, sector or industry »

UPCOMING SESSION

10 July | 9:30 a.m. ET
Academy Special Briefing — Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future »

Second Special Briefing on Private Sector Engagement at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019
This special briefing will provide businesses and investors with a report-back on the outcomes from the preparatory meeting in Abu Dhabi and guidance on how to meaningfully contribute to the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September. The session builds on the previous UN Global Compact Academy session on Private Sector Engagement in the UN Climate Action Summit.

Also explore the on-demand course on How to Set Science-Based Targets Aligning with 1.5°C Pathways and the related Essentials Guide to start taking action in your company today. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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ABOUT THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals.

 

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United Nations Global Compact
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