Pride Plus: Building LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Business

March - June 2022

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"This war must end, and peace must be established"

UN Secretary General's remarks at a press conference with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine

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UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

The world's largest convening of sustainable business leaders on 1-2 June, 2022!

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This webinar series will leverage the SDG Business Benchmarks developed by the UN Global Compact, which translate the most business-relevant SDGs into concrete aspirations and strategies for companies. These sessions will deep-dive into the SDG Benchmarks and enable our participants to:

  • Understand how to establish business processes that align with ambitious goals
  • Define roadmaps using newly launched tools to enable business transformation
  • Discover the latest approaches in delivering comparable, quantifiable, and impactful data
  • Take practical action - for companies of all sizes and sectors
  • Secure senior management buy-in
  • Attract sustainable financing.

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Business risks are evolving at a more rapid rate than ever as the world experiences extreme levels of disruption in the forms of climate, health, economic, and social justice crises. Business risks stemming from each of these crises are increasingly inter-related and must be addressed via an integrated approach, only then can companies effectively build resilience and thrive.

The UN Global Compact Network UK is organising a four-part Climate and Business & Human Rights webinar series that will support companies to take holistic action to address climate and human rights-related issues.

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To support companies to reduce carbon emissions across their value chain, the UN Global Compact Network UK is hosting a series of topical webinars exploring how companies can tackle Scope 3 emissions categories as defined by the GHG Protocol. Participants will hear from climate specialists and business leaders as they share best practices for identifying, measuring, and reducing their Scope 3 emissions. Nine webinars are scheduled between17th March and 5th July.

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Welcome to our newest members:

Africa Oil Corp, Allterrain Services Inc., Asper Investment Management, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Energise Ltd, Enviraz (Scotland) Ltd, euNetworks Group Limited, Exmile Solutions Limited (MarineTraffic), Gravitai, ImpactVest Ltd, Integro Funding Limited, ISG Ltd, Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing UK, Positive Impact, Proactis Holdings Limited, Quilter plc, Red Rock Power, Redwheel, Spectris Plc, Spinko Ltd, Studio Republic, Vita Global Ltd (Group) and Vysus Group.

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Tomorrow is the start of #UNOC2022!🌊💙
This is a historic moment to turn the tide to #SaveOurOcean.
Let’s grab it for the sake of life on our planet!

Here is all you need to know: http://bit.ly/Ocean2022
Follow live: https://media.un.org/en/webtv/

PHOTOS | Day 2 of the #UNOC Youth and Innovation Forum, co-hosted by @globalcompact, kicked off at Carcavelos Beach! The 24-hour Innovathon launched in the afternoon, as each team started working to create their unique ocean solutions. 🌊 #SaveOurOcean #SDG14 #OceanAction

The ocean can be our biggest ally in responding to planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss & pollution.

Next week's UN Ocean Conference is an opportunity to commit to a sustainable blue economy that can create jobs while protecting our planet.

Day 2️⃣ of the @UN Ocean Conference Youth & Innovation Forum: our 100+ youth delegates worked in small groups on the beach in Cascais, Portugal 🇵🇹, to create and propose solutions towards a healthy and productive ocean. #SaveOurOcean @SOAlliance

Attending the UNOC Youth and Innovation Forum together with over 130 young people from across the world to generate solutions on how offshore renewables could provide an integrated and inclusive solution for a healthy and productive ocean.

#SaveOurOcean #SDG14 #OceanAction

Young ocean leaders gather to innovate for the ocean. https://www.un.org/en/desa/young-ocean-leaders-gather-innovate-ocean @UNDESA #SaveOurOcean

🛳 #Seafarers face unresolved challenges from COVID-19. Our Human Rights Due Diligence Tool provides guidance for global enterprises to conduct #HRDD and address adverse #HumanRights impacts on seafarers.

🌊 Learn more: http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5886

#DayOfTheSeafarer #UnitingBusiness

I’m here on the beautiful beach in Cascais, Portugal 🇵🇹, reflecting on the vulnerability of our oceans & their ecosystems. I’m looking forward to the @UN Ocean Conference, kicking off with our Youth & Innovation Forum with young leaders who are paving the way fwd for #OceanAction

We cannot achieve the #GlobalGoals without the support of corporate finance. At the SDG Investment Forum, find out how investments can provide competitive financial returns with positive change 💫 for people and the planet 🌏.

👉 https://www.cfocoalition.org/event/european-sdg-investment-forum

#UnitingBusiness

When women’s rights are protected and promoted, they can live healthy, empowered & productive lives, with dignity. The UN @globalcompact remains steadfast in working with businesses around the world to protect & advance #GenderEquality. Take action today: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/our-work/social/gender-equality

A productive first day at the @UN Ocean Conference Youth & Innovation Forum in Cascais, Portugal 🇵🇹, with 100+ sustainability champions from around the globe 🌍. Today was dedicated to getting to know one another & brainstorming innovative ideas to #SaveOurOcean 🌊. @SOAlliance

🗣 "Peace, justice & strong institutions not only enable peaceful coexistence, they’re also key enablers for #sustainable economic development"– Amb. Alexander Marschik, Permanent Representative @AustriaUN.

📺 Watch this session from our #LeadersSummit: http://youtu.be/GFe8T-F6luM

💬 Corruption undermines human development and brings potential business risks.

Learn how your company can take action with the UN @globalcompact Uniting Against Corruption: A Playbook on Anti-Corruption Collective Action. Available in 5️⃣ languages!

👉 http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5896

It is particularly encouraging to see how you are stepping up & driving the change that is needed including across business, science & innovation, #UNOC2022 Secretary-General & UN DESA Chief Liu Zhenmin tells youth change-makers at the Youth & Innovation Forum. #SaveOurOcean

My opening remarks at the United Nations Ocean Conference @globalcompact Youth And Innovation Forum in Cascais, Portugal.

I encouraged the youths from across the world to carry the baton of SDG 14 into their communities.

#SaveOurOcean

https://youtu.be/CV2-YxkaMoM

Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread. We see the warning signs all around us.

Every fraction of a degree of warming matters.

Every day matters.

Every #ClimateAction matters.

https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/science/climate-issues/ocean-impacts

Companies can drive #climate leadership by setting science-based targets 🎯. The UN @globalcompact Academy🎓 and @sciencetargets have created an e-learning course that offers the world's first framework for corporate #NetZero target setting.

👉 http://info.unglobalcompact.org/net-zero-standard

As 🔑 drivers for change on #OceanAction, the @UN Ocean Youth and Innovation Forum brings together young leaders from around the 🌎 to discuss the future of #ocean health and solutions that address #Goal14: #LifeUnderWater.

👉 http://www.soalliance.org/unoceanyouthforum

#SaveOurOcean @SOAlliance

🗓 On 30 June, #CFOs from across Europe will gather at the UN @globalcompact SDG Investment Forum to discuss the future of corporate finance and investment as a catalyst for growth, value creation and social impact.

Join us! https://www.cfocoalition.org/event/european-sdg-investment-forum

#UnitingBusiness

🌊 Getting ready to host 100+ young sustainability champions for the @UN Ocean Conference Youth & Innovation Forum in Portugal 🇵🇹to work together and create new ocean solutions. #SaveOurOcean

Learn more 👉 https://www.soalliance.org/2022-ocean-youth-and-innovation-forum

Co-hosted by @soalliance and other partners!

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💥In the fourth session of our 'Pride Plus: Building LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Business' webinar series, we will have the participation as Moderator of Brittany Gataveckas, Lead, Social, Sustainability and Project Manager at @globalcompactca

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https://bit.ly/3H97R8F

❗ Our webinar is NEXT WEEK.

Join @PRI_News, @abrdn_plc, @LGIM, and Howden Group Holdings to receive practical guidance on how to meet #Investors expectations on #Climate and #HumanRights performances and prepare for further future requirements: https://bit.ly/3zXW8rR

2,500+ participants from 800+ companies in 50 countries worldwide have completed the #TargetGenderEquality programme to date.

Apply to this year's accelerator programme to take steps towards achieving #GenderEquality in your organisation: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/target-gender-equality

@globalcompact

🏳️‍🌈 The fourth session of our '#Pride Plus: Building LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Business' webinar series will explore how companies can demonstrate meaningful support for LGBTIQ+ people.

Join us on June 29th!

Register here 👇
https://bit.ly/3H97R8F

Halfway to 2030: how is the UK #MeasuringUp on the #SDGs?

Our early findings suggest that the UK is only performing well on 21% of the Targets that are relevant to the domestic delivery of the #GlobalGoals in the UK.

Explore our early findings: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/halfway-2030-how-uk-performing-un-sustainable-/?trackingId=KKO3CNXXSFK3%2Foy8ARWjgA%3D%3D

There are significant risks in delaying the clean energy transition. SMEs are calling on the #G7 to accelerate:

✔ Investment in energy efficiency
✔ Decarbonizing power systems by 2035
✔ Ending coal by 2030

#AllinforCleanEnergy #G7GER

https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/policy/g7-time-to-act-on-clean-energy/

📢 Happening now: our 'Reducing #Scope3 Emissions: Purchased Goods & Services and Capital Goods' session starts at 10:00 BST!

Register and join our guest speakers from @sciencetargets, @CDP, @Tesco, and @OwenMumford: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NmBCGd6LTLq-C7ml341dXQ

#ClimateAction #NetZero

We are #MeasuringUp the UK’s progress on the #SDGs. Join us tomorrow to explore our early findings and discuss what the UK needs to do to make the #GlobalGoals a reality: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceutqzgqHdSyPvORUxM7eEwVUEHoUKLc#/registration

Strong performances on #HumanRights and #Climate are key to continued investor support, long-term and risk-adjusted returns, and business resilience.

Join our ‘Investor Perspectives’ webinar to learn more about this critical topic: https://bit.ly/3nCmIzP

❗️Our new Child Labour Working Group Annual Report presents steps companies can take to tackle #ChildLabour and mitigate legal, financial, and reputational risks to their activities.

Download the report now: https://bit.ly/3BnXrgI

#PACE #UKAid

Investors are paying close attention as #GenderEquality-related legislation and corporate diversity requirements are expanding.

Be at the forefront of the changing landscape by joining the #TargetGenderEquality Accelerator programme: http://unglobalcompact.org/target-gender-equality

@globalcompact

Thank you to @edgehill's Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport, The British Athletes Commission, @_UKCoaching, @NSPCC, @AnnCraftTrust, and @Everton for featuring at our @APPG_SportandHR meeting on 'Protecting Athletes from Abuse and the Right to Remedy'.

Happening NOW! The British Athletes Commission, @_UKCoaching, @NSPCC, @AnnCraftTrust, @Everton and more are joining the @APPG_SportandHR meeting to talk about athlete abuse and the different responsibilities of key actors.

Register: https://bit.ly/3LSuS0c

Nominations are open for the #2022MB100, run by @MB_Community. The award celebrates individuals combining profit and purpose to help achieve the @UN #GlobalGoals. Nominate a leader here: https://meaningful.business/mb-100-2022/

@EYnews @HoganLovells @HLBaSE

#MeaningfulBusiness #SDGs

We're working with hundreds of stakeholders to establish how and where the UK Government, and others, should focus efforts for the remainder of this #DecadeOfAction. Join us on Thursday to share your thoughts and explore our early findings https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceutqzgqHdSyPvORUxM7eEwVUEHoUKLc#/registration #MeasuringUp

Private-sector funding for development projects in emerging economies is essential for supply chain resilience.

Join our ‘Investor Perspectives on #Climate & #HumaRights’ webinar to learn more about this critical topic: https://bit.ly/3nCmIzP

Tomorrow at 10:00-11:30 BST, the British Athletes Commission, @_UKCoaching, @NSPCC, @AnnCraftTrust and more will join the @APPG_SportandHR meeting to talk about athlete abuse and the different responsibilities of key actors.

Register: https://bit.ly/3LSuS0c

📢Our new guidance for business explains the challenges companies face when tackling #ChildLabour and highlights possible tools and solutions they can use.

Read the report: https://bit.ly/3BnXrgI

#PACE #UKAid

#Investors demand companies take action to address #Climate and #HumanRights-related issues in their supply chains and beyond.

Join our ‘Investor Perspectives’ webinar to gain an in-depth understanding of investor priorities and requirements: https://bit.ly/3nCmIzP

On 21 June, 10:00-11:30 BST, the British Athletes Commission, @_UKCoaching, @NSPCC, @AnnCraftTrust, @Everton, and more will join the @APPG_SportandHR meeting to talk about athlete abuse and the different responsibilities of key actors.

Register: https://bit.ly/3LSuS0c

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