To help drive responsible corporate action, the United Nations Global Compact is #UnitingBusiness to respond to COVID-19 and providing guidance and support to companies everywhere. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will be critical in efforts to support people and companies affected, limit further disruption to the economy, and facilitate business continuity for a swift recovery.

COP 26 - UN GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK UK CLIMATE FORUM

We would like to thank all of the inspirational speakers who participated in The UN Global Compact Network UK’s Climate Forum and made this two day event such a success. We brought together top leaders from the United Nations, the UK Government, and Civil Society,  fostered meaningful networking opportunities, and provided inspirational sessions. LEARN MORE.

 

Science Based Targets - Webinar

The UN Global Compact Network UK and the Science Based Targets Initiative are hosting a webinar series to support companies to overcome common challenges related to setting and implementing science-based targets.

For a recording of the first webinar and to register for the second in the series on 7 December, click here.

 

We are pleased to have hosted this successful webinar series, funded by NatWest Group, enabling these important conversations to take place.

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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. LEARN MORE AND JOIN US!

Letter to the Prime Minister
In a letter coordinated by the UN Global Compact Network UK and UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), leaders of over 150 businesses, civil society organisations, and from public life have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a socially just and green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information and a link to the letter, click here. For the response from the Secretary of State for DFID to our letter, click here.

We are honoured to be able to continue the mission of UKSSD.
Since launching in 2015, UKSSD grew to become an influential and thriving cross-sector network. For several reasons, and in the current climate, the network needed to evolve and we’re honoured to continue their mission to advance the SDGs in the UK and to fulfil our shared vision in creating a future where all people in the UK have a good life on a healthy planet.  UKSSD’s work will live on through three key projects: Quarterly SDG Huddles, a Food System Working Group, and an SDG Advocacy Working Group. For more information and to sign up to receive updates about our work, click here.
​We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Emily Auckland for her brilliant work and leadership. We wish her all the best with her next role.  

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The 🌍 is not delivering progress towards the #GlobalGoals at the pace & scale needed.

The @globalcompact #SDGAmbition programme challenges companies to set ambitious corporate targets & accelerate progress in the #DecadeOfAction.

Apply before Nov 30: https://bit.ly/2JkTfZS

.#DecentWork not only impacts the well-being of workers, but their children and families too.

@UNICEF and the UN @globalcompact are calling on businesses to create family-friendly workplaces in their operations and 🌍 supply chains. Explore the new brief: http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5831

This Tuesday, we hosted the last webinar in our #BlackLivesMatter & Business series with fantastic guest speakers from @NatWestGroup, @globalcompact, @PwC_UK, @RELXHQ, and @MediaComUK.

If you missed the event, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/0JrIKx476sQ

#BLM #BizHumanRights

Join the final session of the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum at 3pm when we will be debating the role of carbon offsets in reaching #NetZero by airing out the arguments for and against offsets!

Register your space on the session here: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

Join us at 1:30pm to learn how businesses can harness the power of pension funds to drive forwards the transition to a #NetZero economy and a better world.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

In one hour, Jonathan Dunn, Head of International Policy and Planning @AngloAmerican will be joining the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum to discuss how they are measuring, analysing and reducing emissions from the 'Use of Sold Products'.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

This morning at our Business and Government Climate Dialogue held in partnership with @CDP, we heard a call for action from the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng for businesses to step up and set 1.5°C aligned #ScienceBasedTargets.

Learn more about the Climate Forum: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

At 2pm we will be engaging in a conversation around: the barriers to EV uptake and how to overcome them; the role of government and business to accelerate the transition to electric transport; the benefits of transitioning to electric fleets; and more: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

Last chance to register for our 'UK Government and Business Climate Dialogue: Reaching Net Zero Through Science-Based Targets' session at the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum, kicking off at 09:45am.

Don't miss out, register here: https://bit.ly/3nVm1Q4

The @SMCommission has launched new guidance for employers to make measuring socio-economic data easier than ever. Learn more about how your business can use data to advance #SocialMobility & #DecentWork here: https://bit.ly/3pSzFoL
#SMCDataKit #MeasuringDiversity

What role should carbon offsets play in meeting #NetZero targets set by businesses? On 26 November,@OliverDvH, Head of Client Sustainability and Environment @Freshfields will join the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum to debate this.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2UV3NRY

Just one day to go until the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum! Register to hear from speakers such as @pedrosfaria, strategic advisor @CDP, who will be joining us at our debate on the role of carbon offsets in achieving #NetZero targets.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/35Z77C9

.@saokafor of @NatWestGroup will be joining us as speaker for today's '#BlackLivesMatter & Business: Changing corporate culture' webinar, taking place at 2pm GMT. If you haven't done so yet, register here to hear from Sam and the rest of our panel: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KfuDGpssRtak2_scqA7ZZg

Last chance to register for our '#BlackLivesMatter & Business: Changing corporate culture' webinar today at 2pm GMT!

Register here for a discussion about high-level corporate commitments to #BLM with our brilliant speakers: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KfuDGpssRtak2_scqA7ZZg

#BizHumanRights #AntiRacism

Lorna McAtear, Fleet Manager @nationalgriduk joins the @globalcompactUK Climate Forum tomorrow at 2pm to answer your questions on decarbonising logistics and the transition to electric fleets.

Register your place on the session here: https://bit.ly/35Z77C9

A healthy, prosperous world is good for British business. We join leading business organisations to call on the UK Government to halt proposed #UKAid cuts. Investment overseas is crucial for the UK’s prosperity. https://on.ft.com/33qtfnp @FinancialTimes @fightpoverty

Technical Development Director, @stuhhigh_suezUK from @suezUK will be joining the @globalcompactUK's carbon offsetting debate to air out the arguments for and against offsets.

Learn more and register here: https://bit.ly/2IvYBBN

We are delighted to announce that Dr Márcia Balisciano, our Chair and the Global Head of Corporate Responsibility at @RELXHQ @RELXCR, will be moderating '#BlackLivesMatter & Business: Changing corporate culture' tomorrow at 2pm GMT. Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KfuDGpssRtak2_scqA7ZZg

By supporting parents and caregivers, businesses can put children at the heart of the recovery process.

@UNICEF and the UN @globalcompact have teamed up to provide the latest guidance and good practices on family-friendly policies in global supply chains: http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5831

The @globalcompactUK Climate Forum will gather voices from business, government and civil society to ensure the climate conversation is advanced.

Join to hear from business leaders such as @Joakim_Reiter, External Affairs Director @VodafoneGroup: https://bit.ly/2J03kM9

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