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.


We are honoured to be able to continue the mission of UKSSD
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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 projectsQuarterly 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.  


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.

The letter calls on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the SDGs to consolidate and future-proof Covid-19 recovery plans in the UK. Signatories include NatWest Group, Nestlé UK & Ireland, RELX, Linklaters, HSBC Group, Mott MacDonald, Unilever, and public figures such as filmmaker Richard Curtis, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, and the Mayors of Bristol and Liverpool. 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.


The UN Global Compact Network UK is a proud partner of BusinessGreen's inaugural Net Zero Festival taking place virtually over 3 days on 30 September - 2 October.

Across three days we will bring together top business leaders, influential academics and policymakers, and inspirational thinkers to provide an invaluable guide to the economic and industrial revolution that will define the post-Covid world. Learn more here.

The UN Global Compact Network UK presents the
2020 Global Goals Roadshow

Due to COVID-19, we will be presenting taking these events online in an interesting and innovative way whilst restrictions are in place. Click here for more information and to register.

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Interested in business doing good in the #WomenPeaceSecurity space?

Join our Companies championing Women, Peace and Security webinar on 8 October & learn about pioneering business initiatives empowering women in conflict-affected settings.

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qU1sn6_5T82BWIvPhLoS2w

We are delighted to have @NatWestGroup supporting our #BlackLivesMatter & Business webinar series, which aims to explore the role of business in advocating for the rights of Black people.

Register now for upcoming webinars in this series: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/upcoming-events/

#BizHumanRights

Join us tomorrow at 10:00 BST for our first ever #ClimateAction Q&A Surgery.

Our Q&A Surgeries are perfect for those who want to learn and who are seeking support on climate-related practices and challenges.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3j1lNVm

Interested in how businesses can incorporate refugee inclusion in their #BuildBackBetter planning?

Watch the recording of our Business Supporting Refugees webinar with @UNHCRUK to learn more: https://youtu.be/lyy-AnKbeM8

#BizHumanRights #SDGs

Our first webinar about #WomenPeaceSecurity & business will take place tomorrow at 2pm BST!

Register now to hear from three experts on gender, peace and security on how the private sector can advance this important global agenda: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dNeVtjnEQ-C1R3gitakl7A

#BizHumanRights

Missed our 'Getting Started' webinar last week? Don't worry, join us instead on Nov 3rd. Learn more about the #SDGs and discover the tools available to help your business start engaging with them now.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3kB5rmA

#GlobalGoalsUK

1000+ CEOs from 100+ countries have committed to renewed global cooperation efforts to steer the world onto a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable path.

Learn what it means to be #UnitingBusiness for a better world: http://unglobalcompact.org/news/4589-09-21-2020 @globalcompact

#COVID19 has highlighted the broader vulnerabilities and challenges in achieving the #GlobalGoals by 2030. Through #SDGAmbition, companies can accelerate action to recover better together during the #decadeofaction in a sustainable way.

Join today: https://bit.ly/3jnHtf3

Our #BlackLivesMatter & Business webinar series aims to start an honest conversation about practical steps businesses can take to be actively anti-racist.

Register now for the upcoming webinars in the series, supported by @NatWestGroup: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/upcoming-events/

#BizHumanRights

Join us to hear about @VodafoneUK's approach to analysing scope 3 emissions and the steps they are taking to reduce their ‘Purchased Goods and Services’ scope 3 emissions.

Register for free now: https://bit.ly/3kvLn5g

This Friday, join our Executive Director, @SandaOjiambo, and other great panellists at @DIALGlobal_ Virtual Summit, to discuss the importance of speaking up in support of #diversity and #inclusion to change the status quo.

Book here - http://bit.ly/2DTh0Gi
#movingtheDIAL🌎

We gave evidence to the @APPG_SDGs recent inquiry on the impact of #Covid19 on global progress towards achieving the #SDGs and the steps which the UK Government should take to ensure the SDGs are at the heart of recovery efforts. Read the report here: https://www.appg-globalgoals.org/our-reports

Our #TargetGenderEquality Lounge session, "Top 3 Tips for Women in Business (From Women in Business)" at #UnitingBusiness LIVE will feature Kerry Phillip from @VodafoneUK and Kate Rowlinson from @MediaComUK.

Tune in tomorrow at 17:30 BST to not miss out! https://registration.unglobalcompact.org/website/15648/registration_types-2/

This Thursday, join the first webinar in our Business Action for #WomenPeaceSecurity series & learn why the Women, Peace and Security agenda should matter to the private sector and how businesses can support it.

Register for free here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dNeVtjnEQ-C1R3gitakl7A

#BizHumanRights

Accelerate the integration of the #GlobalGoals and #TenPrinciples into your company’s business strategy, operations, and stakeholder engagement with the #SDGAmbition accelerator programme.

Sign up today: https://bit.ly/3jnHtf3

#UnitingBusiness #DecadeofAction

This #ClimateWeekNYC we’re celebrating the 294 companies stepping up to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

By committing to set #ScienceBasedTargets in line with #NetZero by 2050, they’re helping protect #OurOnlyFuture.

Join them: http://bit.ly/2GZmBbL @globalcompact @wmbtweets

How can we genuinely drive change to create more open, #diverse and #inclusive workplaces? Find out by joining @DIALGlobal_ Virtual Summit ‘A Call to Action & Championing Change through Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging’’. Book FREE here - http://bit.ly/2DTh0Gi
#movingtheDIAL🌎

Next week, our new Executive Director @SandaOjiambo will be speaking at @DIALGlobal_ Virtual Summit ‘A Call to Action & Championing Change through #Diversity, #Inclusion & #Belonging’.

Book FREE here - http://bit.ly/2DTh0Gi
#movingtheDIAL🌎 “

Join the UK Network at #UnitingBusiness LIVE next week and tune into #TargetGenderEquality Lounge on 22 Sept at 17:30 BST to hear the top advice for women in business with guest speakers from @VodafoneUK and @MediaComUK.

Register now: https://registration.unglobalcompact.org/website/15648/registration_types-2/

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