OECD/UN Global Compact

  • EU Ministers Approve List of “Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions”

    March 13, 2019

    EU finance ministers have approved a new European Commission-developed list of “non-cooperative tax jurisdictions” to pressure countries to “come into line with international standards on transparency and fair taxation,” especially of corporations.

  • German UN Network Seeks Corporate Climate Pressure on Suppliers

    March 07, 2019

    Corporate representatives from the UN Global Compact Network Germany have published a discussion paper considering best practices for businesses in calculating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains in compliance with the global agenda against climate change.

  • UN, GRI Train Companies on SDG Reporting

    March 06, 2019

    The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have announced a new stage in their partnership pushing companies around the world to adopt guidance on how to report on their contributions to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UN, NGO Partner on Corporate SDG Assessment Platform

    February 27, 2019

    The UN Global Compact has announced it is working with nongovernmental organization B Lab to build an online platform that presses companies to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by giving them tools to measure their SDG performance and compare it to that of other companies.

  • UNGC Supports Report on Business Climate “Opportunities”

    February 14, 2019

    The UN Global Compact (UNGC) has supported the publication of a report explaining how companies can “turn climate risks into new business opportunities” in six different sectors and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UN Initiatives Target Young Professionals on SDGs

    February 06, 2019

    The UN Global Compact is launching two initiatives using “action learning workshops” to teach young professionals to influence their companies’ business models in a manner that contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recognizing young entrepreneurs who do so.

  • UN Seeks $2.5 Trillion in Financing for SDGs

    February 05, 2019

    The UN Global Compact recently issued a statement calling for businesses and governments to work together to close what it estimates is a financing gap of $2.5 trillion per year needed to cover the full cost of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • OECD, G20 Push for Global Rules on Taxing Digital Companies

    February 04, 2019

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has announced progress among members of a joint framework of the OECD and the Group of 20 (G20) countries in agreeing a global set of rules on taxing the “digital economy.”

  • OECD Seeks Global Standards on “Impact Investing”

    January 31, 2019

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a report calling for the creation of global standards defining “social impact investment” to help align such financing with “core development, social and environmental areas” that help advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UN Plans Promotion of SDG Action in Davos

    January 16, 2019

    The UN Global Compact illustrates how it, along with private sector, NGO, and international organization partners, will seek to influence discussions on business initiatives aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a “Sustainable Impact Hub” at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos.

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