Workshop: Embedding the Global Goals into Business: Practical Insights and Tools for Success
1 December 2015
Hosted by Anglo American plc
The UN Global Compact Network UK is organising an afternoon workshop in collaboration with Business Fights Poverty, BITC, the Fairtrade Foundation, and The Partnering Initiative to help companies embed the Global Goals into their core business and social investment activities. The emphasis of the workshop will be on enabling action by sharing insights, approaches and practical tools from leading businesses as well as civil society organisations and initiatives. The workshop will be divided into three main sessions:
- Making the business case for supporting the Global Goals;
- Embedding the Global Goals in to the business and value chain: Tools and approaches to maximise opportunities and minimise risks;
- Building effective partnerships to enhance and scale impact.
More information and registration details can be found here.
Webinar: An Introduction to the SDGs for business
10 December 2015
Hosted by BITC, WBCSD and the UN Global Compact UK
This webinar will provide an introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals. We will explain what the SDGs are and how they came into being. We will discuss why business should care about the Global Goals and how to align business activity to the goals. It will run from noon to 1pm on Thursday 10 December.
For more information and to register for this webinar, please click here. Feel free to forward this link to colleagues that might be interested.
Save the date: Ceremony and reception to Launch UN Green
10 January 2016
Be a part of UN-London history, by attending the re-naming of the present ‘Broad Sanctuary Green’ in London (just opposite the QE2 Conference Centre) to ‘United Nations Green’. The UN Global Compact Network UK is working on this project with the UN Association UK Westminster Branch. A natural stone plaque, to be donated by Marshalls, will be unveilled to mark the location, which is opposite the Central Hall Westminster where the UN General Assembly first met in January 1946!
A number of activities are being planned, so please do save the date. More information will be available in our December newsletter.
Save the date: Advancing Responsible Business Practice in Land, Construction, and Real Estate Use and Investment
1 February 2016
This event will draw on the recently launched joint UN Global Compact / RICS ‘Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land, Construction and Real Estate Use and Investment’, a practical resource for companies operating within the sector and real estate users.
The event will specifically focus on translating the specific issues and recommended actions for the real estate investment, use, operation and management phase of the sectoral life cycle. We strongly encourage you to invite your facilities management team to attend this event. We will have more details in the coming weeks, but for now please save the date.