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New Programme Puts Sustainability on the Agenda for Boards of Directors

At conclusion of two-year pilot phase, UN Global Compact launches innovative Global Compact Board Programme to all 8,000 companies
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New York, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact today launched an innovative programme to help move sustainability issues from the backroom to the boardroom, so that companies can better manage risk and opportunities for growth by developing solutions that respond to the future demands of people and needs of the planet.

VIDEO: Launch of the UN Global Compact Food & Agriculture Business Principles (FAB Principles)

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Launched at the United Nations in September 2014, the Food & Agriculture Business Principles respond to calls for a common language and framework to achieve food security through more sustainable agriculture. In this video, leaders from business, government, civil society and the UN share their perspectives on the importance of the FAB Principles to help realize the goal of sustainable development.

Transparency and Transformation

GSK's CEO Andrew Witty speaks on innovative collaborations for ebola, malaria, & saving lives globally at the Business for Social Responsibility Conference 2014
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We believe in the private sector – and the healthcare industry’s – power to do immense good.  It is inherent in our role discovering, developing, and ensuring access to medicines and vaccines for patients around the world. Often, this good comes from working with others – innovative collaborations in the race to respond to the Ebola outbreak, to develop the world’s first malaria vaccine, and the quest to save one million children’s lives through our global partnership with Save the Children. 

UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2014)

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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 and Chinese.

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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 and Chinese.

Put A Price On Carbon

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Business & Government Leaders Are Standing Up for Carbon Pricing

A growing number of business and Government leaders are standing up in support of a price on carbon as an effective way to incentivize low-carbon growth and lower greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change.

They understand the power that a strong, consistent economic signal can have in shifting investment toward clean energy and low-carbon growth, and they are encouraging others in business and Government to join them.

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Calling All Companies: Military Veterans Bring Dedication, Motivation, and Leadership

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By Kathy Mulvany

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

This week I had the privilege of attending an event at the White House where the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, unveiled a new program to give returning military service members a fast track to the training and certifications needed for high-demand IT jobs.

Guest Post: Charities Need to Increase Overheads

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By David Connor

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is wrong

If you work in social enterprise or a charitable organisation make sure you find 18 minutes and 55 seconds to watch the video below.

I’ve seen the link to this video enthusiastically being bounced around the social media world for a few days and I finally managed to squeeze in a watch over lunch today.

Strategic Growth in Africa Through Technology

It changes the playing field of challenges in Africa
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The role of the successful African CEO has significantly changed - what it takes to make it in the Africa of today bears no resemblance to what it took a decade ago. Market unpredictability, austerity measures in most major global markets, the consumerisation of IT, a demographic explosion as well as macro-agronomics have irrevocably changed organisational life across the globe.

How Private Healthcare Can Solve Noncommunicable Diseases: Washington Post Live Conference

LIVE Conference Webcast, 9/14 at 8:30 a.m.
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FSG's Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, will join leading public health experts to discuss the best ways to solve the growing health crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  The September 14th conference, Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases, will address how private health care companies, governments and nonprofits can join forces to curb the alarming rise worldwide of people suffering NCDs.

Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases: September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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FSG's Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, will join leading public health experts to discuss the best ways to solve the growing health crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  The September 14th conference, Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases, will address how private health care companies, governments and nonprofits can join forces to curb the alarming rise worldwide of people suffering NCDs.

Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases: September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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