Pride Plus: Building LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Business

March - June 2022


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

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



UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

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


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.


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.


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.


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.





Time to scale up #seaweed business! Positioning seaweed as a nature-based #climate solution has large scaling potential and clear economic 💰 and ecological benefits.

Learn more in our latest conversation with Senior Advisor on #oceans to the UN @globalcompact, @Doumeizel.👇

The war in #Ukraine is causing a devastating loss of life and human suffering. How is it impacting the global economy? Find out in @UNDESA’s midyear update of the #WorldEconomyReport:

🌎 Every business has the ability to contribute to a better world. Our #GoodForBusiness campaign is an opportunity for everyone to hold themselves accountable and take ambitious action 💪 toward the #GlobalGoals.



Today’s #StateofClimate report is a dismal litany of humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption.

We must end fossil fuel pollution and accelerate the renewable energy transition, before we incinerate our only home.

Companies can take action to deliver the potential of a healthy, productive ocean 🌊 by signing on to the UN @globalcompact Sustainable Ocean Principles.

Learn more and take #OceanAction today!


✊ LGBTIQ+ rights are #HumanRights! On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, let’s build a world where everyone is accepted & recognized.

Assess your company's practices using the UN #LGBTIQ+ Standards Gap Analysis Tool:


📢 New speaker announced! Xin Song, Chairman of the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group, will join the UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit!

Register now for this interactive event! ➡️


A great event with CEOs today in Lagos 🇳🇬with @GlobalCompactNG to launch our Africa Strategy, which aims to accelerate and scale the impact of the private sector to drive progress towards the #GlobalGoals in Africa 🌍.

📄Read it here:



“The private sector has the capacity to take action and be leaders of change, acting to eliminate child labor for good” – @SandaOjiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN @globalcompact at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. #EndChildLabour

🎟 Have you registered for the 2022 #PRMEGlobalForum for Responsible Management Education?
👥 Join us in shaping the future of business and management education in support of the #GlobalGoals!

🗓 Virtually on 3 June 2022

We need to change the narrative of Africa by dealing with the root causes -
Flora Mutahi, Board Member, UN @globalcompact
#UnitingBusiness #CEOsBreakfastRoundtable2022
#GlobalCompactNG #GlobalGoals

Principles-based business is 🔑 to driving progress on the #GlobalGoals. The UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit aims to empower leaders to take action for our shared future. Register today!

Take a look at highlights from last year 👉

The private sector has an important role to play in achieving the #GlobalGoals 🌎.

Join our panel with @Accenture for a discussion on leading sustainability in Asia-Pacific! Hear from leaders paving the way in 💪 corporate responsibility.

Register ➡️

📢 Companies taking action with @sciencetargets now account for $38T USD and are cutting emissions twice as fast as 1.5°C scenarios 🌎.

Read more about the growing impact of #SBTs in #SBTiProgress here:


📢 New speaker announced! Marc de Swaan Arons (@mdeswaanarons), Founder of the @IRGRealGrowth, will join the UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit!

Register now for this interactive event! ➡️


The UN @globalcompact and @ILO_Childlabour are proud to participate in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

Learn more about this important event & join us for a session on scaling up business due diligence on #ChildLabour.


💭 Estimates show that it will take 267 years to close the economic gender gap. Take action in your company today by joining this year's #TargetGenderEquality Accelerator!



Today in Dakar🇸🇳, our CEO @SandaOjiambo participated in the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Country Business Index report, co-authored by @ECA_Official & the UN @globalcompact.

Read the executive summary:



📢 New speaker announced! @MarcosTroyjo, President of the New Development Bank (@NDB_int), will join the UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit!

Register now for this interactive event! ➡️


A better tomorrow depends on what actions people take today.

🤳 Submit your photo and show the world why standing up for human rights, promoting decent work for all, protecting the environment and fighting corruption is #GoodForBusiness!


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#Businesses that take meaningful action to mitigate the risks of #ClimateChange can see benefits for their #SupplyChain resilience.

Join the third session of our '#Climate & #HumanRights' webinar series to gain insights on the possible solutions:

Researchers from @UniofNewcastle have been #MeasuringUp the UK’s progress on #SDG15: #LifeOnLand. Share your thoughts on their initial research and find out how you can support our wider project to take stock of the #SDGs in the UK

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:


#Businesses that integrate #ChildrensRights into their strategies and operations see benefits for productivity and profitability.

Join our webinar to hear about taking meaningful action in this space:

@UNICEFuk_action @savechildrenuk

Join us along with @UNICEFuk_action and @savechildrenuk in our new webinar Re-Focusing Business Attention on Children’s Rights, and learn more about the challenges companies face as a result of new unprecedented risks to children ➡️

We are #MeasuringUp the UK’s progress on the #SDGs. Share your thoughts and find out how you can be part of the wider project:

#MeasuringUp is supported by @SSE. Find out more about their #sustainability work:

#Businesses have a critical role to play in respecting and supporting #childrensrights.

Read all the blog posts in our series around the 10th anniversary of the #CRBPs:

@UNICEFuk_action @savechildrenuk @IKEA @avivainvestors @childrightsbiz

UN Global Compact Network UK is proud to announce David Orr as the 2022 Global Compact Network UK SDG Pioneer! Read more about David’s work here:

The #SDGs provide a holistic framework to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, combat climate change, and protect the environment by 2030. Yet the UK is far from achieving the Goals. Share your views on what we need to do to make the SDGs a reality

#Businesses that ensure respect and support for #ChildrensRights can secure a long-lasting social license to operate.

Join our ‘Re-Focusing Business Attention on Children’s Rights’ webinar to learn more:

@UNICEFuk_action @savechildrenuk

Researchers from @ @IIPP_UCL have been #MeasuringUp the UK’s progress on #SDG13: #ClimateAction. Share your thoughts on their initial research and find out how you can support our wider project to take stock of the #SDGs in the UK

Women’s representation and leadership in #business are essential to driving business performance, advancing corporate sustainability, and achieving the #SDGs.

Take action by joining this year's #TargetGenderEquality Accelerator by the @globalcompact:


Respecting and supporting #ChildrensRights translate into benefits for #Business

Join our ‘Re-Focusing Business Attention on Children’s Rights’ webinar to receive guidance on how to take meaningful action:

@UNICEFuk_action @savechildrenuk

Join our Re-Focusing Business Attention on #ChildrensRights webinar in partnership with @UNICEFuk_action and @savechildrenuk and get expert advice on how your company can take concrete and meaningful action to respect and support children’s rights ➡️

❗ HAPPENING NOW: Our 'Reducing #Scope3 Emissions: Waste-related Emissions' webinar starts at 10:00!

Join the session now to hear from guest speakers at @CDP & @sciencetargets, @leatherscottish, and @PA_Consulting:

#NetZero #ClimateAction #RaceToZero

Thank you to our panellists for their insights on the importance of inclusive and participatory approaches to #ClimateAction.

Join us at our next session on ‘Supply Chain Solutions’ on 15 June, 10:00-11:30 BST:

HAPPENING NOW during our 'Vulnerable Communities, Vulnerable Businesses' webinar.

@BHRRC, @TheBodyShop, and the Climate Champions Team are discussing the actions #Businesses can take to ensure that #HumanRights are central to #ClimateAction.

HAPPENING NOW during our 'Vulnerable Communities, Vulnerable Businesses' webinar.

Lee Mann, Head of Community Fair Trade and Regenerative Sourcing at @TheBodyShop, is talking about their Community Fair Trade Programme and their work with the Tungteiya Women’s Association.

HAPPENING NOW during our 'Vulnerable Communities, Vulnerable Businesses' webinar.

@pbloomer, Executive Director of the @BHRRC, is talking about the Transition Minerals Tracker developed by the BHRRC.

HAPPENING NOW during our 'Vulnerable Communities, Vulnerable Businesses' webinar.

@NeliswaFente, Race to Resilience Campaign Manager and Business Engagement Lead of the Climate Champions Team is talking about the Race to Resilience campaign and the benefits for #Businesses.

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We think a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. That is why, one year ago, we became a #LivingWage Employer. The real #LivingWage is the only rate calculated on the real cost of living.