UN Global Compact Bulletin (February 2018)

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (February 2018)

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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 and Chinese.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 8:15am

CAMPAIGN: Sustainable Development Goals

CONTENT: Newsletter

Read Lise Kingo's Annual Letter to all participants of the UN Global Compact, outlining the plans to help business responsibly make Global Goals local business in 2018 and well into the future.

Save the date: Making Global Goals Local Business – Argentina on 25-26 April 2018 in Buenos Aires. Join local and global leaders in catalyzing collective action and impact on the Global Goals.

NEWS & UPDATES

Executive Update: United Nations Global Compact Annual Letter 2018

In her Annual Letter, Lise Kingo says business will have to collaborate and innovate in new and even radical ways to make the Global Goals local business and fully realize the 2030 Agenda.

We hope you will join us and embrace our next leadership phase — “Global Compact 3.0”.

UN Global Compact announces new Business Action Platform for the Ocean

The UN Global Compact is pleased to announce the formation of a Business Action Platform for the Ocean — a three-year global programme bringing together business, civil society, the UN and Governments to advance the ocean economy and sustainable development. The programme is part of a broader portfolio of Action Platforms introduced by the UN Global Compact to facilitate the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Global Goals.

Ten new markets earmarked as opportunities to boost lagging Sustainable Development Goals

According to a new Global Opportunity Report from DNV GL, Sustainia and the UN Global Compact, renewed efforts are required to ensure four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals do not miss their 2030 targets. The Global Goals addressed in the report are Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 14: Life Below Water.

UN Global Compact and PRME call for business school to focus on the Global Goals

The UN Global Compact and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) called for systemic changes in business and management education today at a high-level dinner on 23 January in Davos, Switzerland. Over 40 academic leaders and corporate executives — including deans from top business schools and Chief Executives from leading businesses — gathered for the dinner, held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, to discuss gaps in today’s business and management education.

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TAKE ACTION

Join UN Global Compact Academy

The UN Global Compact Academy is designed to give Participants the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives. Delivered through a series of learning sessions taught by world-class experts, the Academy will coach Participants to develop their understanding of critical topics and build actionable skills.

Join the Business Action Platform for the Ocean

Tackling the ocean challenge is a global imperative, and the private sector can play a significant role in ensuring this crucial resource is sustainably managed.

The UN Global Compact Business Action Platform for the Ocean will focus on growth, innovation and sustainability, exploring how to best protect the health of the ocean.

UN Global Compact Board: 2018 Call for Nominations

The UN Global Compact is calling for nominations for its global advisory board in 2018.

We are looking to fill up to ten open Board seats and encourage the submission of qualified chief executive-level candidates from participating companies and civil society organizations who are actively engaged in the work of the UN Global Compact. We are committed to gender parity and strong regional business representation, and are counting on your nominations to build a truly engaged and diverse Board that represents the broad spectrum of participants within the UN Global Compact.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is 28 February 2018. To submit a nomination, and for more information on eligibility criteria, the nomination timeline and Board Member Terms of Reference, please visit the Call for Nominations webpage.

Join the Business for Humanitarian Action Platform

Business cannot thrive in societies that fail. The UN Global Compact Business for Humanitarian Action Platform aims to define and drive business leadership in support of conflict-affected people around the world by developing guidance, supporting global advocacy efforts and fostering the development of new innovative solutions.

Join the platform to help identify effective ways to address the needs of conflict-affected populations, particularly those that have been forced to flee their homes.

Are you organizing a business-relevant event during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women?

In an effort to promote business participation at events being planned in celebration of International Women's Day (8 March) and/or convened during CSW62 in New York City, the UN Global Compact, together with UN Women and the UN Office for Partnerships, is creating a Business Guide to CSW62 (Business Guide): a calendar of events that are open to and may be of interest to the private sector. Submit your event here.

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