Upcoming Events

Academy Session: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap
24 April 2019

The UN Global Compact Academy in collaboration with the Global Compact Network UK will be holding an online session to discuss how companies can evaluate, understand and take action to address the gender pay gap.

Equal pay is a recognized human right, and Target 8.5 of the Global Goals — or Sustainable Development Goals — calls for equal pay for work of equal value. However, women currently earn on average 77 percent of what men do, and — at the current rate of progress — it will take at least until 2086 to achieve pay equity in all parts of the world.

By completing this session and related learning materials, companies will learn to:

  • Understand pay equity concepts and why gaps exist
  • Build the business case for equal pay based on the latest research and drivers, including legislation, public policy and corporate trends
  • Utilise the most useful means for measurement
  • Take concrete actions to address the gender pay gap based on real-life company examples

For more information, please click here.

*Please note that this event is not organised by the UN Global Compact Network UK


Workshop: Communicating Progress: The Essentials
29 April 2019

The UN Global Compact will be repeating its half-day training workshop on how to draft a Communication on Progress (COP) that complies with the UN Global Compact’s reporting requirements and effectively communicates with your company’s stakeholders.

Presenters will discuss COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation. This workshop is designed to support business organisations producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.

For further information and to register, click here.


Event: Anti-Bribery, Pro-Business
30 April 2019

Your Network Secretariat will be supporting an event by Network members Standard Chartered titled: Anti-Bribery, Pro-Business: A Discussion on Promoting Prosperity and Eliminating Corruption. This event will bring together the public and private sectors for a panel discussion to explore anti-bribery and corruption trends and ethical business practices, with a focus on doing business in markets that pose high bribery and corruption risk.

The panel will also examine the potential impact of Brexit on the anti-corruption landscape. This event will take place from 8.30am to 12pm at 1 Basinghall Avenue.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Madeline Schatzman.


Webinar: The Global Goals and Business
7 May 2019

This rapid-fire 30-minute webinar will provide participants with a basic knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, explain why business should be interested in the Goals, and highlight some useful tools to help business make a real contribution.

This webinar will be open to all. If you have customers, suppliers, colleagues, or acquaintances that might benefit from a quick introduction to the Global Goals then please invite them to register here.


Event: Cross-sector Partnerships for the Global Goals
20 May 2019

The Global Compact Network UK is partnering with BITC and Hogan Lovells on an event to showcase examples of leading UK businesses that are leveraging the Global Goals to benefit both business and society. You will hear from leading multi-national organisations in a variety of sectors who have benefited from this approach. By sharing best practice and providing a space for businesses to convene, we hope to inspire and support strategic planning and encourage meaningful collaborations to build a better and more sustainable future.

Speakers will include:

  • Debra Hay, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Hogan Lovells
  • Sue Stevenson, Director, Strategic Partnerships and International Development, Barefoot College
  • Hans Peter Teufers, Director- International Humanitarian Supply Chain, UPS Foundation
  • Dominic Vergine, Director of Sustainable Development, ARM Holdings

The event will be hosted by Hogan Lovells at their central London offices 14:30-17:30 followed by a reception. Places for this event are being shared between the partner organisations and are limited. If you would be interested in attending, please contact the Network Secretariat.