Fourth Quarterly Meeting: Current Issues in the Fight Against Corruption

The UK Network of the United Nations Global Compact (hosted by Rio Tinto in London) held its fourth Quarterly Meeting of 2013 on 12 November on current issues in the fight against corruption.

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A full meeting report will follow shortly.

Third Quarterly Meeting: Water Stewardship: Come on in, the water’s not fine!

On Tuesday 10 September 2013, the UN Global Compact Network UK held its third quarterly meeting of 2013 to examine water stewardship. The event was entitled “Water Stewardship: Come on in, the water’s not fine!” and it was kindly hosted by Reed Elsevier.

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Supply Chain Series Webinar

The first of the Supply Chain Series webinars, co-hosted by Sedex and the UK Network was held on Monday 10th June. The webinar focused on Supply Chains in Africa, identifying top line trends, challenges and opportunities of Africa supply chains with a focus on risk and performance management, using data gathered by global supply chain experts Sedex and from leading risk experts Maplecroft, as well as insights from a leading NGO and company working in Africa.

The webinar recording is now live on the Sedex website. You can access the recording here.

Our next webinar focuses on South & South East Asia on Tuesday 9 July, 14:00-15:00 GMT+1. For future events listings, please see Upcoming Events

Second Quarterly Meeting: Business and Human Rights – A Guide to the Guiding Principles

The UK Network held its second quarterly meeting on 22 May 2013. Over 100 people participated in the event, which explored the implications of the Guiding Principles for businesses, and how companies can implement the principles. Download the news story here.


We are delighted to welcome Unilever as new members of the UK Network. Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods including many household names such as Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Hellmanns and Persil. Unilever also has a reputation as a global leader in responsible and sustainable business practices. We look forward to working with Unilever to further the principles of the UN Global Compact.

Aston Business School

We are pleased to announce that Aston Business School has joined the UNGC Network UK. A very warm welcome to our newest member.

Webinar: Communicating the GC

On Thursday 21 March and Tuesday 16 April the UNGC UK Network, in collaboration with UN Global Compact HQ, held a webinar to help participants communicate about the UNGC. Webinar facilities were generously provided by Reed Elsevier. When a company becomes a signatory to the UN Global Compact, the CEO makes a number of commitments, one of which is to: Advance the Global Compact through advocacy and active outreach to peers, partners, clients, consumers and the public at large. We recognize that communicating about the UNGC can be quite challenging. To address this problem, our Webinar answered the questions:

  • What is the Global Compact?
  • Why is it worth communicating?
  • How should you communicate about it?

Many thanks to Sean Cruse from the Global Compact office and Reed Elsevier for their support. Download the slides from the webinar here. Click here to see a recording of the webinar. Please note: due to technical difficulties, we unfortunately had to pause the webinar between 00:13:40 and 00:22:05 – we recommend skipping over this section of the recording.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches portals on UN Guiding Principles and UN Working Group

The non-profit Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has launched two new online portals providing information in seven languages. Read more…

Quarterly Meeting Report: Equality Means Business

The UK Network has published a report of our First Quarterly Meeting: Equality Means Business. Read the meeting report…

World Vision

We are very pleased to welcome World Vision as a new member of the UK Network. We look forward to working with them in the coming year and hearing their insights on changing the world for good.

Winchester Business School

We are delighted to announce that the University of Winchester has joined the UNGC Network UK. A warm welcome to our newest member. Back to top