SDG Integration

Join our four-part SDG Integration webinar series as we guide you through a roadmap to a strategic and integrated approach to the SDGs. Learn from a diverse selection of expert speakers and delve into: Understanding the Goals and Raising Ambition; Defining Priorities and Setting Goals; Deepening Implementation Across the Organisation; Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement.
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United Nations Global Compact: group photo with 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights participants. Palais Wilson, November 30, 2017, Geneva, Switzerland. ©OHCHR/Pierre Albouy

Thank you to all who attended this important event.

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In 2021, adherence to the #TenPrinciples and responsible business practices is essential for rebuilding a just, equitable and resilient society.

Register now for the 2021 #LeadersSummit to join the conversation on #UnitingBusiness for a better world: http://na.eventscloud.com/website/23790/

We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the @UN.

The #GlobalGoals call for universal health coverage, including access to vaccines for all.

Learn why Goal 3 matters: http://un.org/sustainabledevelopment/health/ @GlobalGoalsUN

For aquaculture to be a sustainable solution for meeting future food demands, companies must implement sustainable practices.

The Aquaculture Practical Guidance provides a set of actions to ensure responsible and transparent operations: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/practical-guidances-for-the-un-global-compact-sustainable-ocean-principles #OceanAction

Only 37% of companies have an organization-wide gender equality strategy.

At the UN @globalcompact, we believe every business must tackle barriers to #GenderEquality. Join #TargetGenderEquality to achieve women's equal representation in leadership: http://unglobalcompact.org/target-gender-equality

On 15–16 June, join thousands of global leaders and #GlobalGoals stakeholders at the 2021 UN @globalcompact #LeadersSummit to elevate private sector ambition to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Register today: http://na.eventscloud.com/website/23790/

152 million children are still subject to child labour. Your company can take a stand against it.

Spiral calendar padThe deadline to submit your 2021 Action Pledge to help #EndChildLabour2021 has been extended to 15 May: http://unglobalcompact.org/EndChildLabour @ILO @Alliance8_7

“This is not just an investment in #COVID19 recovery but an investment in long-term business resilience.” — @SandaOjiambo.

Learn how the Water Resilience Coalition is helping companies address water stress around the world: http://ceowatermandate.org/resilience/ @wateraid #WaterResilient💧

#COVID19 has increased financial pressures as well as disrupted operations and corporate compliance programmes.

Learn how your company can reinforce its commitment to anti-corruption practices in our brief: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/20th-anniversary-campaign/uniting-business-to-tackle-covid-19/goal-16-anti-corruption #UnitingBusiness

“Our goal is to raise expectations of how businesses will embed all Ten Principles,” — @SandaOjiambo, on the new UN Global Compact Strategy 2021-2023.

Explore the updated Strategy and learn how we are #UnitingBusiness: http://unglobalcompact.org/library/5869

Today’s most sustainable companies know that diversity is a strength, not a weakness. Here are 3 things your business can do now:

🔹Speak up and take action
🔹Educate and show leadership from the top
🔹Invest in marginalized people of colour

Learn more: http://unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/our-work/social/racism

600+ companies, representing 7.9 million employees, are beginning to step up transformative change and build business resilience through SDG Ambition.

Learn more about this Accelerator, supported by @Accenture, @SAP and @3M: http://unglobalcompact.org/news/4686-02-05-2021 #UnitingBusiness

Funding the global vaccination effort now could mean we have enough doses for everyone this year. Let’s end the pandemic together.

@UNGeneva #OnlyTogether

Shipyards and their value chains have a responsibility to protect the environment, respect human and labour rights and report publicly.

The Shipyards Practical Guidance for the Sustainable Ocean Principles provides concrete actions to do so: http://unglobalcompact.org/take-action/practical-guidances-for-the-un-global-compact-sustainable-ocean-principles #OceanAction

“This is not just an investment in #COVID19 recovery but an investment in long-term business resilience.” — @SandaOjiambo.

Learn how the Water Resilience Coalition is helping companies address water stress around the world: http://ceowatermandate.org/resilience/ #WaterResilient💧

📢Applications for #WEEmpowerChallenge close today! WE Empower Awardees will virtually pitch their creative #business solutions that advance the @UN @SDGoals! If you are a #womanentrepreneuer who is working to change the world, don’t miss your chance to apply today!

The 7 @WEPrinciples are guidelines for corporate delivery on #GenderEquality & the #GlobalGoals. By signing the #WEPs, CEOs signal commitment at the highest levels of a company to foster business practices that empower women.

Learn how to join: http://weps.org @UN_Women

Since the pandemic began, no element of the multilateral response has gone as it should.

Unity and solidarity are urgently needed to save lives and prevent communities and economies from falling into catastrophic debt and dysfunction. https://bit.ly/3sdouHg

#GenderEquality in the private sector is essential, but progress in this area is alarmingly slow. Estimates show that it will take 257 years to close the economic gender gap.

Take action in your company by joining #TargetGenderEquality today: http://unglobalcompact.org/target-gender-equality

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The 7 @WEPrinciples are guidelines for corporate delivery on #GenderEquality & the #GlobalGoals. By signing the #WEPs, CEOs signal commitment at the highest levels of a company to foster business practices that empower women.

Learn how to join: http://weps.org @UN_Women

Missed our Business & Human Rights Summit on 30-31 March? You can now access the recordings of all Summit sessions on our website: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/business-human-rights-summit-access-to-recordings/

#BizHumanRights #StandUp4HumanRights #HumanRights

The UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform is based on five unique tracks to initiate policy solutions and establish global partnerships.

Ready to join the action? Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/5ZpMQZSdVj
Or find out more: http://bit.ly/3qIjaLm

Next Thursday at 2pm BST, we will kick off our 2021 #BlackLivesMatter & Business webinar series, supported by @HSBC.

Register now to hear about the impact of #BLM on #ESG investing from @Fireynolds, @JustinOnuekwusi, @aninian, Amy Wilson, & Alan N Smith: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TsRYqE28S0mIVVW_Ds0Aiw

Join us at our next #ClimateAction Q&A Surgery on 6 May for a discussion on how the EU Taxonomy can support companies in achieving net zero.

This event is open to all UK Network members – please register here to attend: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1JZBQZNGRje39sTN9HsBaQ

It was great to have Jonathan Gill, Global Sustainability Director, Strategy and Corporate Engagement @UnileverUKI join the first SDG Integration webinar to talk about their approach to the #SDGs. Click here to register for the next webinar on the 27 April https://bit.ly/31yuOOI

During the first edition of #TargetGenderEquality, we hosted an exclusive Q&A for programme participants with @AnnMCairns, Global Chair of the @30percentclub. Read more: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/qa-with-ann-cairns-global-chair-30-club/

To learn more about #TargetGenderEquality, click here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/target-gender-equality/

❗ Don't miss out on your chance to register for the UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform – a collaborative opportunity to shape the financial sector for a greener future: https://forms.office.com/r/5ZpMQZSdVj

Find out more here: http://bit.ly/3qIjaLm #GreenFinance

#GenderEquality in the private sector is essential, but progress in this area is alarmingly slow. Estimates show that it will take 257 years to close the economic gender gap. Take action in your company by joining #TargetGenderEquality today: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/target-gender-equality/

Is your business ready to join the movement of companies committing to bold emissions reductions?

Learn more about #ScienceBasedTargets and the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign here: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/ambition #OurOnlyFuture

For everyone who attended our #BHRSummit at the end of March, make sure to fill out our post-event survey! The survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete, and your feedback enables us to host an even better event next time 🤔✍️

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CRZP6YD

We are delighted to announce that Uzma Hamid-Dizier and Kate Hursthouse from @slaughterandmay will be joining our second SDG Integration webinar, Defining Priorities and Setting Goals! The webinar series is supported by @RELXHQ. Register here https://bit.ly/31yuOOI

We are inviting all actors within the financial, maritime, and energy transitions sectors to register for the UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform here: https://forms.office.com/r/5ZpMQZSdVj

Visit our website for more information on the Platform: http://bit.ly/3qIjaLm

📢 Speaker Announcement! In our next #ClimateAction Q&A Surgery on the EU Taxonomy we will be joined by @EliseAttal, Head of EU and UK Policy at @PRI_News.

This event is open to all UK Network members – please register here to attend: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1JZBQZNGRje39sTN9HsBaQ

Investors can play a key role in pressing for stronger corporate policies & disclosure on racial justice.

Join us, @HSBC, @PRI_News, @FedHermesIntl, @LGIM & @InvAssoc on 22 April to discuss the impact of the #BlackLivesMatter movement on #ESG investing: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TsRYqE28S0mIVVW_Ds0Aiw

1100+ people attended our Business & Human Rights Summit on 30-31 March, supported by @MarshallsGroup, attesting to the importance of the conversations we shared.

You can now access all session recordings here: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/business-human-rights-summit-access-to-recordings/

#BizHumanRights #StandUp4HumanRights

Together, we can reduce vulnerability to future disasters and build community resilience. A systemic shift to a zero-carbon and resilient economy is within our reach — and #OurOnlyFuture depends on it.

Learn what bold corporate #ClimateAction looks like: http://sciencebasedtargets.org/business-ambition-for-1-5c/

Interested in collaborating with international actors to design sustainable finance policy solutions? Register for the UK-Norway Sustainable Finance Action Platform to join our interactive workshops: https://forms.office.com/r/5ZpMQZSdVj

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/3qIjaLm

What should companies do to embed anti-racism in their operations and positively contribute to the #BLM movement?

Read our #BlackLivesMatter & Business report to learn more: https://www.unglobalcompact.org.uk/black-lives-matter-business-report/

#CSR #ESG #AntiRacism

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