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.
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.
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.
Organized by the United Nations Global Compact, Rabobank, and Global Compact Local Networks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement with the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign, and use the new streamlined route for small- and medium-sized businesses created by the SBTi to set science-based climate targets.
16 November 2020 11am - 12:30pm CEST
For more information and to register, click 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.