UN Global Compact Bulletin (August 2017)

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (August 2017)

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Summary

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 to 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, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:15am

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Development Goals

CONTENT: Newsletter

Are you organizing an event relevant to the private sector during UNGA 72? Submit your event by 6 September 2017.

UN Global Compact's Action Platforms bring business leaders, civil society, Governments and the UN together to shape the future of action on the Global Goals. Explore Platforms with the power to change the world.

NEWS & UPDATES

The United Nations Global Compact brought together leaders from business with representatives from Government, the UN, civil society and academia to highlight private sector commitment to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – the annual platform for reviewing progress and guiding global efforts on the achievement of the SDGs by 2030. Read more.

The 2017 PRME Global Forum was convened in conjunction with the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and organized under the theme of Making Global Goals Local Business: Bringing the SDGs to Every Classroom. Representatives from higher education institutions and other academic stakeholder groups noted ongoing progress within schools and through the global PRME network to advance the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read more.

Corruption is one of the greatest obstacles to economic and social development. Estimates reported by the World Bank show that the annual cost of corruption equals more than 5 per cent of global GDP (US$ 2.6 trillion) with over US$ 1 trillion paid in bribes each year. In comparison the estimated investment gap required to achieving the SDGs is US$ 2.5 trillion annually — combatting corruption could basically free up resources needed to create the world that we want. Read more.

  • New Business Model Update

As announced in a recent letter from our CEO & Executive Director Lise Kingo, starting in January 2018 the UN Global Compact will offer two distinct engagement tiers to suit your company’s needs: Participant or Signatory. This will allow you to create the most value from your participation throughout the UN Global Compact. In order to engage in either tier, companies will be asked to make a required annual financial contribution, which will fund the delivery of programmes and services to you at both the global and country level.

Please explore our 2018 Toolbox for more details on finding the right UN Global Compact engagement tier for you.

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ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

The CEO Water Mandate can assist you in developing, implementing and disclosing your water sustainability policies and practices. It will enable your company to share best and emerging practices and to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships to address water challenges found in river basins around the world. Join the mandate.

The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the needs of the private sector in combating human trafficking. This survey is being conducted by the RESPECT initiative (Responsible and Ethical Private Sector Coalition against Trafficking), a joint initiative by the Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Complete the survey.

View more on what you can do

LOCAL NETWORK NEWS

The Role of Business at the Local Level: Innovation and multistakeholder action to advance the 2030 Agenda

Global Compact Network Spain Launches Working Group on SDGs in Food & Beverage Industry

FROM OUR LIBRARY

UN Global Compact 2018 Toolbox

Outcomes Declaration of the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 10 Years of PRME

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Children in Humanitarian Crises: What Business Can Do

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEP 18: United Nations Private Sector Forum 2017 (New York)

SEP 21: UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 (New York)

UPCOMING WEBINARS

SEP 6: Using the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool to Assess Your Company's Gender Equality Performance (9:00 am ET)

Contact

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UN Global Compact
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Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals | CEO Water Mandate | Education | Environment | Events, Media & Communications | Global Compact | Global Goals | Global Goals Local Business | Human Rights | Humanitarian Aid | Indigenous Peoples

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Development Goals

CONTENT: Newsletter