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UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2015)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

UN Global Compact’s Outgoing Director to Join Board of Values-Based Asset Management Firm

Press Release

NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, after 15 years at the helm of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, Georg Kell will step down as Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, the organization he helped found in 2000 and which he has built into a global movement over the past decade.

UN Global Compact Letter to Pope Francis Opens Dialogue on Business as a Force for Good

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability network, said that the recent papal encyclical on environmental principles “should inspire the private sector to do more to protect the environment and address climate change,” in an open letter delivered Friday to the representative of His Holiness Pope Francis in New York.

Video: UN Official on China’s Firms Going Global

Xinhua News Agency’s Youtube Channel
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"A growing number of companies recognize that social, environment and governance issues matter," Kell explained. " Environmental social and governance issues are influencing the share price and long-term financial returns."

Watch the full video from Xinhua News Agency.

Interview: As Chinese Companies Go Global, Sustainability Should be Priority

Xinhua News Agency
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Non-financial issues such as social responsibility, environmental stewardship and good governance will be increasingly important priorities for Chinese businesses as they navigate global markets, a senior UN official has told Xinhua.

"As Chinese companies are learning to go more global, it's even more important to understand how to navigate the different landscapes and these non-financial issues -- social responsibility, environmental stewardship, good governance," said Georg Kell, executive director of the United Nation Global Compact, on Thursday.

Business as a Force for Good

Ban Ki-moon, LinkedIn
Article

This week, I will travel to San Francisco to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, the founding document of the United Nations. In the shadow of Second World War, representatives of 50 nations gathered in the San Francisco Opera House to establish their vision of a shared, secure and sustainable future -- to be “architects of a better world.”

Read more on LinkedIn.

Companies 'Long Way to Go' to be Socially Responsible: U.N. Global Compact Chief

Thomson Reuters
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Progress in making companies more environmentally and socially responsible has been slow and too many still focus on short-term financial gain rather than their long-term impact on people and nature, the head of the U.N. Global Compact said.

Click here to continue reading on Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Chinese Enterprises Name Top Ten Business Responses to Air Quality, Climate Change

Press Release

BEIJING, 22 July 2015 /3BL Media/ – “Top ten” lists have long been a staple of comedy monologues but, as pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in China’s rapidly industrializing economy are no laughing matter, Chinese businesses today produced a serious list of enterprise-activated solutions.

Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities

Press Release

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting today with CEOs, heads of state and ministers at a forum on the sidelines of a global finance summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the corporate community “to be our partners in supporting and financing this agenda.”

Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

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In an interview for UN News Centre, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact shares his reflections and experiences from his 15 years at the helm of the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.  

Read the full article on UN New Centre  

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