UN Global Compact Bulletin (July 2017)
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.
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NEWS & UPDATES
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. Please explore our 2018 Toolbox for more details on finding the right UN Global Compact engagement tier for you.
The rate of companies joining the UN Global Compact has decreased ten per cent with 725 companies joining in the first half of 2017, compared to 809 companies joining during the same period of 2016. This brings the total number of business participants to 9,531 as of 30 June 2017.
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
All UN Global Compact participants are invited to contribute to the Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs by taking part in a global consultation aimed at understanding how SDG leadership can be demonstrated based on a firm's size, sector, or geography. To take part, please complete the following form by Saturday, 15 July.
The evidence is clear: gender equality is critical to business performance and sustainable economic growth globally. The Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) is a business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality.
The WEPs Tool is free, easy-to-use and strictly confidential. Results are provided in a concise and clear format so companies can easily identify areas for improvement.
Demand for business and human rights education is growing worldwide. Academic institutions are well positioned to prepare future business leaders to manage the human rights impacts of their companies.
The UN Global Compact in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) are asking companies to sign an open letter calling on academic institutions to integrate business and human rights into their curriculum.
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