Upcoming Events

Training: Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles
7-8 July 2016
Hosted by De Beers

Facilitated by consultants, twentyfifty, ‘Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles’ is a two-day business and human rights workshop, aimed at those who are tasked with leading their company’s corporate responsibility programmes.  This training demystifies human rights, gives a business orientation to the UN Guiding Principles, and provides simple, practical advice on its implementation. The workshop is:

  • tailored to the participants’ specific needs through pre-training assessment interviews
  • based on an action-learning model, supporting participants to apply the training to their practice
  • highly interactive, with small group work and discussions where participants contribute their own experiences using real world examples
  • useful, through helping participants navigate the many resources available and to identify practical steps to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

For more information, please read the workshop flyer.


Workshop: Procurement and Human Rights
29 June 2016

This interactive workshop will be tailored to participants’ specific needs and will enable you to:

  • Move from theory to an action plan relevant for your business
  • Share, discuss and learn from other organisations in a safe environment
  • Gain confidence in navigating the complexities of human rights issues

The course is aimed at those within businesses working in procurement functions, who want to understand how to incorporate a respect for human rights into their supply chain activities. For more information and to register for this workshop please see the flyer or click the link here.


Roundtable: Engaging the Food and Drink Sector in the UN Global Compact
16 June 2016

The UK Network is delighted to jointly chair a roundtable with DNV GL and the Food and Drink Federation, with speakers from Marks and Spencers and The One Brand, to support food and drink companies in engaging with the UN Global Compact.

The roundtable will also consider the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide guidance and insight on how the Food and Drink sector can begin on this journey. Read more about the roundtable and register your interest here.


Workshop: ‘Communicating Progress: The Essentials’
14 June 2016

The Global Compact Network UK 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 COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation. This workshop is aimed at people producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.

The cost to attend for members is only £50 including lunch (£150 for non-members). For more information, please view the flyer or email secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.uk.

If you would like to attend, please register here.


Webinar: Taster for Business and Human Rights training
8 June 2016

On Wednesday 8 June at 3pm BST, join the UN Global Compact Network UK and twentyfifty for a free 45-minute taster webinar to find out more about our two-day course on Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles.

This webinar provides a taster of the material that will be covered and the style of learning, together with an opportunity to ask questions about the course. Register for the webinar.


Event: Doing business differently for children
6 June 2016

To mark the 5th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the UN Global Compact Network UK and Unicef UK are hosting a seminar that will examine private sector progress towards embracing respect for human rights. Against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals, the seminar will profile best practice in human rights due diligence and meeting the challenge of integrating child rights.

Please note, upon registration if you are prompted to join the waiting list, you will be notified within 24 hours if a place becomes available. If you are interested in attending this event please email the Secretariat.