Upcoming Events

Conference: Global Compact +15: Business as a force for good 
23/25 June 2015
New York City

Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, this three-day conference will bring business and civil society to the United Nations to show how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year.

There will be numerous opportunities for signatory organisations to participate over the three days through focused meetings on human rights and labour, children’s rights, climate, peace, anti-corruption, supply chain, and UN-business partnerships will be convened by UN Global Compact platforms and working groups. On the final day of the conference there will be a special high-level luncheon session for CEOs. You may view the full programme here.

There will be an Anniversary Celebration Dinner to mark the UNGC’s 15th birthday. You can get more information about costs and sponsorship opportunities here.

We hope many of our members will consider attending this special conference; it would be great to see a large UK delegation participate.


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.