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Sustainability Splits Industry Sectors, Finds Major UN Global Compact and Accenture Study as CEOs Increasingly see Sustainability as an Engine for Growth

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London/New York - 25 May 2011 - A new research study published today by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture shows major differences in perceptions of sustainability between CEOs in different industry sectors, and significant gaps in the level of integration of sustainability already achieved in their companies, despite an overall trend towards seeing sustainability as an opportunity for value creation and business success.

Global Compact Champions and Practitioners Take Stock of Joint Sustainability Efforts, Chart Course Towards Rio

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Corporate sustainability experts from nearly 100 nations are meeting in Copenhagen today for the first-ever Annual Meeting of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative to promote environmental and social responsibility in business. The gathering, part of a five-day Global Compact week, aims to help sustainability practitioners develop a better sense of the linkages between the wide range of sustainability issues and the ways in which they can advance better performance in their own organizations.

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Corporate sustainability experts from nearly 100 nations are meeting in Copenhagen today for the first-ever Annual Meeting of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative to promote environmental and social responsibility in business. The gathering, part of a five-day Global Compact week, aims to help sustainability practitioners develop a better sense of the linkages between the wide range of sustainability issues and the ways in which they can advance better performance in their own organizations.

Inaugural UN Global Compact Week Joins Practitioners to Elevate Sustainability Efforts Across the Initiative

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As the first-ever gathering of its kind, UN Global Compact Week is convening practitioners and experts engaged in the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative in an effort to improve collaboration and strengthen business commitments to sustainability and the broader UN agenda.

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As the first-ever gathering of its kind, UN Global Compact Week is convening practitioners and experts engaged in the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative in an effort to improve collaboration and strengthen business commitments to sustainability and the broader UN agenda.

GE Supports UN Global Compact and Maplecroft to Develop Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum

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GE worked with the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft in developing the Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum, which provides case studies and discussion forums on human rights dilemmas that multinational corporations face globally, particularly in emerging markets. GE joined the Global Compact -- the largest responsible business coalition in the world based on 10 principles covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues -- in December 2008. 

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GE worked with the United Nations Global Compact and Maplecroft in developing the Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum, which provides case studies and discussion forums on human rights dilemmas that multinational corporations face globally, particularly in emerging markets. GE joined the Global Compact -- the largest responsible business coalition in the world based on 10 principles covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues -- in December 2008. 

Global Compact Officially Launches Differentiation Programme

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) New York - February 25, 2011 - After a four-month test phase, the UN Global Compact Office has officially launched the Differentiation Programme – a practical framework to help all business participants improve sustainability performance and disclosure practices.

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Group of 54 Companies Makes Historic Commitment to Adopt Ambitious Sustainability Roadmap and Demonstrate Leadership in Tackling Global Challenges
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Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of Global Compact LEAD - a new platform created by the UN Global Compact to take environmental, social and governance performance to the next level and set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability.

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Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of Global Compact LEAD - a new platform created by the UN Global Compact to take environmental, social and governance performance to the next level and set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability.

Investors Step Up Pressure on Corporate Responsibility Reporting

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A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over US$2.1 trillion of assets, is today writing to 86 major companies urging them to honour the reporting requirements of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s biggest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. Each of the 86 “laggard” companies has previously joined the UN initiative but failed to produce the mandatory annual report on how it puts the initiative’s ten principles into action. This move represents the latest call by the global investment community for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities.

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A coalition of global investors from 13 countries, managing over US$2.1 trillion of assets, is today writing to 86 major companies urging them to honour the reporting requirements of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s biggest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative. Each of the 86 “laggard” companies has previously joined the UN initiative but failed to produce the mandatory annual report on how it puts the initiative’s ten principles into action. This move represents the latest call by the global investment community for better corporate reporting on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) activities.

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