#UnitingBusiness to Respond to Covid 19





Welcome to our newest members:

Golden Star Resources (UK)
Acre Resources Ltd
Chemonics UK
Forster Communications
Good Energy
Harworth Group Plc
John Menzies plc
Keolis Amey Metrolink Limited
Made in Britain
Marlow Foods Ltd
Navigator Holding Ltd


08 July  - 27 October 2021
In the run up to COP26 in November, these two webinar series will support companies to enhance business resilience, and in turn broader societal and environmental resilience to climate change. The Race to Zero series will provide sector-specific, deep-dive, and interactive sessions, focusing on solutions and enabling practical action.





“Corruption is a global issue that cannot be tackled by one country or one actor alone.” — @UN_PGA @volkan_bozkir.

Learn how your company can take action in "Uniting Against Corruption: A Playbook on Anti-Corruption #CollectiveAction”: http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5896

Working poverty is a reality worldwide. For many workers, a job does not provide a way out of poverty for them and their families.

A new report from the UN @globalcompact helps companies ensure a #LivingWage across their supply chain: http://livingwages.unglobalcompact.org

Decisive climate action is crucial in the #RaceToZero, which is why @ScienceTargets has announced a bold new strategy to increase minimum #ClimateAmbition to 1.5°C.

Read more: http://sciencebasedtargets.org/blog/our-ambitious-new-strategy

Ready to raise your ambition on the #GlobalGoals? Join UN @globalcompact for SDG Ambition — a 6-month accelerator programme that enables companies to move beyond incremental progress and step-up transformative change towards long-term growth.

Join today: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/sdg-ambition

For 70 years, the @Refugee Convention has been protecting people forced to flee.

It was drawn up to address to impact of conflict and persecution, and is as relevant today as it was in 1951. #UNHCR70

WeEmpowerAsia is now accepting applications for the 2nd edition of the Asia-Pacific #WEPs Awards.

If your company is taking action on #GenderEquality in the region, you have until 31 July to apply: http://asiapacificwepsawards.org/ @unwomenasia

Nature-based solutions have an important role to play in tackling climate change — & can help deliver on emissions goals.

Suphachai Chearavanont & PM @AndrewHolnessJM joined the #LeadersSummit to discuss how business can contribute to climate resilience work.

@pr_CP @jlpjamaica

This year, @sanwatforall is celebrating the 11th anniversary of the #UNGA explicitly recognizing #WaterSanitationRights.

Learn more about the importance of affordable water, sanitation and hygiene for all: http://sanitationandwaterforall.org/affordability-fundamental-human-rights

As the responsibility of business to tackle working poverty becomes clearer, companies are taking concrete actions to ensure workers are provided with a #LivingWage.⁣

Our new report helps your organization ensure a living wage across supply chains: http://livingwages.unglobalcompact.org

We still can meet the 1.5°C goal of the #ParisAgreement — but only if we increase #ClimateAction. 🌏

@ScienceTargets has launched an exciting new strategy to accelerate corporate climate action and the #NetZero transition.

Learn more: http://sciencebasedtargets.org/news/sbti-raises-the-bar-to-1-5-c

I am pleased to have met H.E. Xiana Mendez (@SE_Comercio) last week to discuss corporate sustainability, the new UN @globalcompact strategy and their work in creating more gender-inclusive business strategies.

I look forward to strengthening our collaboration moving forward!

Athletes, astronaut, climate activist, youth, innovators, @UN and Governments...borrowing inspirations from sport, everyone can team up to advance the #SDGs!

Join @GlobalGoalsUN, @UNIC_Tokyo and @asahi at the SDG ZONE at TOKYO to hear their insights: http://un.org/en/sdgmediazone

Companies play a crucial role in achieving #Goal8 on #DecentWork and economic growth.

Learn how your business can leverage purchasing power to create positive impacts for workers in the global supply chain in the new UN @globalcompact Academy🎓 course: http://info.unglobalcompact.org/decentwork

Seaweed cultivation offers an opportunity to revolutionize food systems and meet the #GlobalGoals by improving food security, mitigating climate change and more.

28 July, join @SandaOjiambo for a keynote on Blue Foods at the @UN @FoodSystems Pre-Summit: http://un.org/en/food-systems-summit/pre-summit

The 17 #GlobalGoals are the world's best plan for building a better planet with happy and healthy people.

Learn more about all of the goals and let us know which one is your favorite below! http://un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ @GlobalGoalsUN

Now available on YouTube: all of the sessions from the UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit.

📺Catch up on the dozens plenary and breakout sessions, featuring hundreds business leaders exploring how we are #UnitingBusiness for a better world ⬇️ http://youtu.be/pXp_2Ulm8MQ

The UN @globalcompact launched with commitments from 44 companies.

Now, we have a network of 13,000+ businesses who are integrating our #TenPrinciples into strategies & operations.

Join us in #UnitingBusiness for a better world in the Decade of Action: http://unglobalcompact.org/UnitingBusiness

On 26 July, 2000, Secretary-General @KofiAnnan called on business and the @UN to work together to give a human face to the global market. For 21 years, the UN @globalcompact has been #UnitingBusiness for a better world.

Learn more about us http://youtu.be/K4gbPvEvNIw

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Congratulations to John Menzies plc for committing to the @sciencetargets' Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign!

Ready to commit to #ScienceBasedTargets and join the movement of over 1500 businesses taking action? Learn more here: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/ambition

Inspired by the #RaceToZero, our ‘Transitioning to #NetZero’ series will help companies align their business strategy to concrete commitments and actions for decarbonising.

Learn more about the nine sector-specific events and register here: https://bit.ly/3zfDbgK

Our 2021 #BlackLivesMatter & Business webinar series ended a few weeks ago, but you can still watch the recordings of all webinars in the series.

Learn how your company can embed anti-racism into its marketplace strategies - access the recordings here: https://bit.ly/3ijjDkQ

#TargetGenderEquality and @globalcompactUK feature in the Summer 2021 issue of the @WILPublication, a global quarterly publication focused on the advancement of women & equality for all, edited by @SholaMos1.

You can read the publication here: https://www.wilpublication.com/

Our event during #LCAW2021, ‘Business Transition to a Net Zero and Resilient World’, brought together climate & business leaders for an engaging discussion on setting net zero targets and increasing climate resilience.

Missed it? Find the recording here: https://bit.ly/3yIr6AG

Interested to learn about how nature can help your business reduce carbon emissions and build resilience? Register for ‘Nature-Based Solutions for Enhanced Climate Resilience’ on 22 September!

Save your place here: https://bit.ly/3hTZjHF
#RaceToResilience #ClimateAction

To commemorate International Year for the Elimination of #ChildLabour, we have submitted our Child Labour Action Pledge. You can find it here➡️: https://bit.ly/3eYLBla

Being anti-racist means conducting business responsibly. Check out our work on #BlackLivesMatter & Business to learn more:
- 2020 webinar series: https://bit.ly/3zrGUYX
- 2021 webinar series: https://bit.ly/3ijjDkQ
- #BLM & Business report: https://bit.ly/36ILWUo

Congratulations to @CrodaPlc for committing to the @sciencetargets Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign!

Ready to commit to #ScienceBasedTargets and join the movement of over 1500 businesses taking action? Learn more here: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/ambition

A zero-carbon future is on its way, and you don’t want your business getting left behind.

Register for our ‘Transitioning to #NetZero’ series as we identify key sector-specific climate issues and opportunities in achieving net zero: https://bit.ly/3zfDbgK

Gonzalo Muñoz (@gmunozabogabir) gave an insightful and powerful keynote speech during ‘Business Transition to a Net Zero and Resilient World’ on 1 July.

You can listen to it again by accessing the recording on our website! https://bit.ly/3yIr6AG
#RaceToZero #RaceToResilience

Accelerate integration of the #GlobalGoals and #TenPrinciples into your company’s business strategy, operations, and stakeholder engagement with the SDG Ambition Accelerator. Sign up today: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/sdg-ambition

Business strategies with people and nature at their core are critical to enhancing climate resilience. Join ‘Climate Resilience via a People and Nature Centred Approach’ on 15 Sept to learn about the importance of inclusive development.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3hU52xl

Companies will experience challenges as they transform their business models for a #NetZero world, but we’re here to help.

Register for the events in our ‘Transitioning to Net Zero’ series for guidance on how to reduce your carbon emissions: https://bit.ly/3zfDbgK

Here is a unique opportunity to ask business leaders in your sector questions about how to make progress on net zero.

Register for our 'Transitioning to #NetZero' series, featuring nine industry-specific sessions to facilitate specialised solutions: https://bit.ly/3zfDbgK

Carbon emissions dropped slightly due to the economic slowdown of the past year, but we are still on a trajectory towards global heating of more than 3°C. This existential threat will be our legacy to the world’s children unless we change direction now: http://unicef.org.uk/sanda-ojiambo-business-and-enterprise/ https://twitter.com/globalcompact/status/1415678036767248384

UN Global Compact@globalcompact

The new #ChildRights essay series from @unicef_uk highlights the critical leadership role @FCDOGovUK can play in delivering for the world’s children.

Read more, including an essay from @SandaOjiambo: http://unicef.org.uk/globalbritainessays/

Our ‘Building Business Climate Resilience’ series will give companies insight into the tools and resources available to support implementation of climate resilience within business strategy.

Don’t miss out, register here: https://bit.ly/3kHhceQ
#RaceToResilience #ClimateAction

Businesses play an essential role in ensuring that the rights of children and the environment are respected through their activities and their operations.

Read our new article with @UNICEFuk_action to learn more: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/connecting-the-dots-child-rights-human-rights-environmental-due-diligence/

#BizHumanRights #HumanRights #mHRDD

Re-listen to all the great insight from our expert speakers on how to set net zero targets and improve climate resilience – access the recording of ‘Business Transition to a Net Zero and Resilient World’ here: https://bit.ly/3yIr6AG

#LCAW2021 #RaceToZero #RaceToResilience

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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.