OECD/UN Global Compact

  • UNGC Seeks Business Climate Action in Absence of US

    August 09, 2017

    Following US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the UN's Paris climate deal, UN Global Compact (UNGC) Executive Director Lise Kingo asserted that UNGC would double down on persuading US and other businesses, as well as state and local governments, to reduce their carbon emissions and report on their efforts to combat global warming.

  • UK NCP Seeks G4S Lobbying on Rights Impacts in Israel

    August 09, 2017

    In a follow-up statement to its finding that there was no "general failure" at security firm G4S to respect human rights in its operations in Israel, the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises called on G4S to continue to lobby business partners and government representatives to reduce their human rights impacts in Israel.

  • NGOs File OECD Complaint over ING Climate Policies

    August 03, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has filed a complaint against ING Bank with the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises for violating the Guidelines by hindering the implementation of the UN's 2015 Paris climate deal through the bank's continued investment in fossil fuel companies.

  • Business Schools Embrace SDG Education

    August 01, 2017

    At a conference hosted by the UN Global Compact's Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative, representatives from hundreds of business and management-related schools announced that they will incorporate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into education and research at their institutions.

  • UN Hosts Business Forum to Drive SDG Action

    August 01, 2017

    At an event hosted by UN agencies and the International Chamber of Commerce, representatives from the UN and businesses discussed how the private sector can help implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including through funding efforts and "advancing the green economy."

  • UNGC Prioritizes Business SDG Contributions

    July 24, 2017

    In a recent article, UN Global Compact (UNGC) Executive Director Lise Kingo illustrates how UNGC has prioritized efforts to convince businesses to make substantial contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), arguing that the SDGs are necessary "to eliminate poverty, reduce inequality and protect our planet."

  • UN Partners on SDG Innovation Platform

    July 24, 2017

    The UN Global Compact, think tank Sustainia, and consultancy DNV GL have partnered on the launch of an online platform called Global Opportunity Explorer that pushes businesses to adopt "innovative business models" to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD Lauds Progress on International Tax Coordination

    July 18, 2017

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has submitted a report to leaders of the G20 group of countries showing a significant increase in global cooperation between national tax agencies to clamp down on corporate and individual tax avoidance.

  • UN Agency Pushes Indian Businesses on SDGs

    July 17, 2017

    As part of the corporate responsibility initiative's campaign pressuring businesses around the world to contribute to the achievement of the UN's comprehensive Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact recently hosted an event in New Delhi to explore "responsible business practices" and "innovative business models" required to fulfill the SDGs.

  • UN Entities Seek Public-Private SDG Collaboration

    July 17, 2017

    The UN Global Compact and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean recently hosted an event in Mexico City considering "public private multistakeholder collaboration" in encouraging business implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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