Upcoming Events

Stakeholder consultation: Responsible Business Best Practice Toolkit for Land, Construction & Real Estate
19 March 2015
Hosted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

This stakeholder consultation workshop on the UN Global Compact and RICS’ Responsible Business Best Practice Toolkit for Land, Construction & Real Estate will be the last in a series of global consultations on the proposed Best Practice Toolkit.  The workshop will collect key inputs to the development of the Best Practice Toolkit and capture existing best practices from attendees.  This will be a small consultation open to Network members and signatories of the UN Global Compact from the Land, Construction and Real Estate sectors only.


Conference: Living wages: desireable, feasible, inevitable
29-30 April 2015
1st day conference; 2nd day workshops
Hosted by KPMG

This two-day event will tackle a rising concern for UK businesses – commiting to and paying the living wage.  The first day (29th April) will be a conference comprised of keynote speeches, panel discussions and group work. The following day (30th April) will be an optional day of workshops on approaches companies can take to move forward on developing and integrating living wages. When registering, you will be asked to indicate whether you will attend both days.  Spaces are allocated to members of ETI in addition to the Global Compact Network UK, so we encourage our members to register now to avoid disappointment.  Register here.

*This event will be run in partnership with the Ethical Trading Initiative.


Workshop: Operationalising the UN Guiding Principles
2-3 July 2015

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 will demystify human rights, give a business orientation to the UN Guiding Principles, and provide simple, practical advice on its implementation.

The workshop will be:

  • 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.  Register interest in attending here.