Upcoming Events

Event: ‘Celebrating UN International Anti-Corruption Day: A Panel Discussion – Tuesday 9 December, 2014

As the world celebrates UN International Anti-Corruption Day, Mazars reflects on the
international efforts made to combat corruption and looks forward to the future.
International Anti-Corruption Day has been celebrated annually on 9 December
since 2003. This year, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and United
Nations Development Programme have established a global campaign focusing
on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Coincidentally, this year also marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of anticorruption
as the fourth pillar of the United Nations Global Compact.
To celebrate the significant successes achieved so far and discuss ongoing
challenges, Mazars is pleased to invite you to an International Anti-Corruption Day
event at the Tate Modern on Tuesday 9 December 2014.
We will be joined by a panel of experts who will discuss the ongoing international
anti-corruption effort and their hopes for progress over the next ten years. The
session will also touch upon the wider ambitions of the UN Global Compact. More information here.

Webinar: ‘Meet the UN’ Webinar Series – 17 & 18 November

The United Nations is an extremely complex organisation, comprised of hundreds of offices around the world, addressing the full spectrum of the human experience.  From the outside (and even from the inside) it can be an impenetrable alphabet soup of acronyms: UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNRWA, FAO, UNCTAD, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNIDO, IMF, WFP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN-Women, IFAD, IDA, UNHCR, UN-Habitat…  Very few people know what all these letters stand for, let alone what these organisations do!  This is a lost opportunity for both the UN and the private sector.

To address this problem, the Global Compact Network UK is launching a ‘Meet the UN’ Webinar Series.  The programme will consist of two webinars on consecutive days with 20+ UN agencies giving brief introductions to their work and how the private sector can engage with them.

The webinars will take place from 13:30 – 15:30 on Monday, 17 November and Tuesday, 18 November.  We will provide a list of participating UN Agencies well in advance, so that you can plan to dip in and out for the presentations that are most relevant to you.  If there is a particular UN Agency that you would be interested in hearing about, please let us know so we can be sure they are included. We will have more detailed information on this exciting initiative soon, but for now, please save those dates.

Workshop: ‘Communicating Progress: The Essentials’ – 18 November

The Global Compact Network UK is offering a half-day training workshop on how to draft a Communication on Progress (COP) that effectively communicates with your company’s stakeholders and complies with the UN Global Compact’s reporting requirements. This workshop is aimed at anyone struggling to produce their COP.  Presenters will discuss COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation. There is a participation fee for this workshop, with a substantial discount for Network members.

Get more information and register here.

Partner Event: ‘Communications & Reporting Summit’ – 13 & 14 November

Thought-leaders specialising in reporting and communications have been meeting at Ethical Corp’s CR Reporting & Comms Summit in London for nearly a decade to discuss the finer points of what constitutes reporting best practice. This November, they will be back with a strong focus on value-creation for stakeholders, both internal and external, company’s financial performance, and generating positive change. The Global Compact Network UK is participating in the Summit this year as a media partner.

The aim for the 8th Annual CR Reporting & Communications Summit is to help companies bring sustainability to life and create value. Focusing on these bigger issues to improve organisation’s reporting process is where thought leaders are heading. Getting this right is crucial to building a sustainably viable commercial business.

Global Compact Network UK members are being offered a 20% discount off the admission price with this code: UNGLOBAL001

A complete agenda for the Summit, along with a complete speaker and delegate line-up, and registration information, can be found here.