Upcoming Events

Event: SDG Roadshow 2018
April – September

The UN Global Compact is organising the 2018 SDG Roadshow!

The Roadshow, comprised of a series of Making Global Goals Local Business events, will be held in various cities across the UK and is a great opportunity to learn about business involvement in achieving the Global Goals. The events will feature local business people speaking about how their activities and strategies align with the Global Goals.

For further information and updates, click here.


Workshop: Communicating Progress: The Essentials
14 May 2018

The UN Global Compact Network will be repeating its half-day training workshop on how to draft a Communication on Progress (COP) that complies with the UN Global Compact’s reporting requirements and effectively communicates with your company’s stakeholders.

Presenters will discuss what is required in your COP, as well as other current themes in sustainability reporting. This workshop is intended to support people producing their first COP, but it is also a great introduction to the UN Global Compact.

Please note that participation to this workshop is subject to a cost. For more information, please see our workshop flyer. To register, click here.


Event: Gender Pay Gap Reporting: a driver of change?
May 2018

In 2017, the UK Parliament passed the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations, which requires any organisation with 250 or more employees to publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.

The deadline for companies to publish their gender pay gap number was 5 April. First analyses show that almost 80% of companies have a gender pay gap in favour of men, leaving no doubts that this legislation will have a huge impact, with companies called to take action to close their Gender Pay Gap.

Organised by the UN Global Compact Network UK, this event will feature an opportunity to discuss with expert speakers from the Government, civil society and companies the numbers that have been published and to understand the implications of the GPG regulations and what actions organisations can take to close the gender pay gap.

Invited speakers:

  • Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett Society
  • Government Equalities Office, Gender Pay Gap Team

More information on the agenda and how to register will follow soon.


Workshop: Integrating Human Rights into Procurement Practices
20 June 2018

In partnership with twentyfifty, the UK Network will be hosting a one day workshop for those working with or within procurement departments and charged with implementing human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Participants will gain:

  • An understanding of what’s different about a human rights approach and how that is realised in supply chain management
  • Approaches to identifying and prioritising human rights risks along supply chains
  • Ways to integrate human rights diligence into purchasing and procurement processes.

The workshop will be interactive and make good use of the expertise in the room. It will be led by twentyfifty, who are well known for their pioneering work in human rights due diligence and will share examples from their work with procurement teams in FMCG, utilities, automotive, chemicals, technology and extractives industries. Please note that there will be a small charge to attend this workshop.

For more information and to register, please click here.

More information on the agenda and how to register will follow soon.


Event: UN Global Compact Network UK AGM
28 June 2018

The UN Global Compact Network UK will be holding its Annual General Meeting on 28 June at Aviva’s Offices in Central London. The meeting will precede our Making Global Goals Local Business – London event.

For more information and to register, please contact the Secretariat.