Below you will find a brief summary of past UNGC Network UK events in 2013. To see event reports for previous years, please use the menu to the right. For further information about any of these events, please contact the Secretariat here.
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.
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.
First Quarterly Meeting: Equality Means Business
26 February 2013
The different between men and women’s average earnings in the UK is still over 20%, increasingly dramatically with age. What are the implications for equity in the workplace and society as a whole? This meeting explored issues of gender diversity and equality and introduced participants to the Women’s Empowerment Principles which offer practical guidelines to companies on how to address gender and equality issues, emphasizing the business case for action and drawing on good corporate practice around the globe.
Speakers included: Zoë Young, Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion at KPMG; Jan Grasty, UN Women UK President; Laura Haynes, Trustee of UN Women UK; Helen Wilson, Head of Responsibility Business of Old Mutual plc and Theresa White, Head of Employee Relations, Inclusion and Diversity at G4S.