UN Global Compact Bulletin (March 2018)
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.
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Register for the 2018 Women's Empowerment Principles Forum and explore business actions to help create a gender-equal world. Join us on 15 March 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters.
NEWS & UPDATES
On 5 March, the UN Global Compact officially launched its Global Compact Network Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco. On this occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the UN Global Compact, the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (CGEM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Morocco.
At a financial innovation symposium in Newport Beach, the UN Global Compact, in partnership with PIMCO and ENEL, convened a two-day symposium to explore the emerging "SDG Bonds" market and mobilize private finance and investment around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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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.
Click here to share the first-ever Academy session on your Twitter account!
In an effort to promote business participation at events planned in celebration of International Women's Day (8 March) or convened during CSW62 in New York, the UN Global Compact together with UN Women and the UN Office for Partnerships is creating a Business Guide to CSW62, which offers a calendar of events open to the private sector. Submit your event here.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) is a business-driven online platform designed to help global business leaders identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to improve gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace and within the markets and communities they serve. Take the WEPs Tool.
All businesses stand to benefit from greater equality for women. We invite you to adopt the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) — joining nearly 1,000 other business leaders around the world who have done so. Click here to endorse the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
Empowering women and girls helps expand economic growth, promotes social development and establishes more stable and just societies. Companies that focus on women’s empowerment also experience greater business success.
Water challenges increasingly pose a significant risk to both business and society. This risk is only expected to increase — by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
The UN Global Compact Water Security through Stewardship Action Platform will push the needle forward on cutting-edge thinking and multi-stakeholder collective action that demonstrates impact for water security. Click here to join.
LOCAL NETWORK NEWS
To promote the importance of business and human rights issues in Indonesia, Global Compact Network Indonesia held a Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights from 5 to 6 February. This forum served as a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform for networking, knowledge sharing and exchanging experience on business and human rights practices and the implementation of the Guiding Principles.
FROM OUR LIBRARY
- Better Leadership, Better World
- How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality
- Women's Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business
- A Call to Action for Sustainable Business
UPCOMING ACADEMY SESSIONS
- 12 MAR: Inaugural Session: Taking a Principles-based Approach to the Global Goals
- 10 APR: Academy Session II: Decent Work in Global Supply Chains
- 29 MAY: Academy Session III: What Human Rights Mean for Business
- 15 MAR: 2018 Women's Empowerment Principles Forum (New York)
- 18-23 MAR: 8th World Water Forum (Brasilia)
- 23-24 APR: XVI Annual Local Network Forum (Buenos Aires)
- 23-27 APR: Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the MNE Declaration (Turin)
- 24-25 APR: President of the General Assembly's High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (New York)
- 25-26 APR: Making Global Goals Local Business – Argentina (Buenos Aires)
- 7-8 JUN: Official Launch of UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business (New York)
- 8-12 OCT: International labour standards and corporate social responsibility (Turin)