April 30, 2019
A workers’ initiative and a nongovernmental organization have filed a complaint against Samsung with OECD national contact points in South Korea, France, and Norway alleging the company’s violation of global labor standards in its involvement in and response to a fatal crane accident in South Korea.
April 24, 2019
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the formation of a Global Investors for Sustainable Development alliance of CEOs from large companies who will offer advice on funneling global investments into achieving the social and environmental targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”