Past Event Reports 2019

Workshop: Communicating Progress: The Essentials
14 January 2019

The UN Global Compact Network UK repeated 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 discussed COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation.

This workshop is aimed at people producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.


Webinar: The Global Goals and Business
12 March 2019

Your Network Secretariat held a short webinar to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, explaining why business should be interested in the Goals, and providing directions to some useful tools to help business make a real contribution. The webinar was open to those who would benefit from a quick introduction to the Global Goals.


Event: Ring the Bell for Gender Equality
12 March 2019

The 5th annual Ring the Bell for Gender Equality was held in celebration of International Women’s Day. Organised in partnership with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, together with the United Nations Global Compact, UN Women, IFC, Women in ETFs and the World Federation of Exchanges, the event commenced with the ringing of the Opening Bell and was followed by speeches from Nicky Black, Chair of the UNGC Network UK, and various leading women taking action to advance gender equality in the workplace.


Roundtable: Engagement and Dialogue on Decent Work in Practice
27 & 28 March 2019

On 27 and 28 March, the Global Compact Network UK, in partnership with the UN Global Compact HQ, held two Roundtables titled “Engagement and Dialogue on Decent Work in Practice” in London to provide a practical deep dive into decent work and human rights as core elements of sustainability.


Academy Session: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap
24 April 2019

The UN Global Compact Academy, in collaboration with the Global Compact Network UK, held an online session discussing how companies can evaluate, understand and take action to address the gender pay gap. This session offered participants the opportunity to learn and understand pay equity concepts and why gaps exist, how to build the business case for equal pay, and how to take concrete actions to address the gender pay gap based on real-life examples.


Workshop: Communicating Progress: The Essentials
29 April 2019

The UN Global Compact Network UK repeated 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 discussed COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation.

This workshop is aimed at people producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.


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

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


Webinar: The Global Goals and Business
7 May 2019

Your Network Secretariat held a short webinar to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, explaining why business should be interested in the Goals, and providing directions to some useful tools to help business make a real contribution. The webinar was open to those who would benefit from a quick introduction to the Global Goals.


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

The UN Global Compact Network UK partnered 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. Participants heard from leading multi-national organisations in a variety of sectors who have benefited from this approach. Speakers for this event included Debra Hay (Hogan Lovells), Sue Stevenson (Barefoot College), Hans Peter Teufers (UPS Foundation) and Dominic Vergine (ARM Holdings).