Global Opportunity Report 2018

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The report defines areas where the pioneering businesses were moving in the SDG space and identifies new opportunities for other businesses to move into. The document adresses in particular SDG10 on reduce inequailities, 12 on responsible production and consumption, 13 on climatechange and 14 on life below water.

Authors: DNV GL,Sustainia,United Nations Global Compact
Year: 2018

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United Nations Global Compact Progress Report 2018

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

Il Progress Report is published annually to measure the UNGC participants’ progresses towards the integration of UNGC 10 Principles into their strategies, culture and operations and the achievement of the SDGs.  Based on a survey targeting more than 1000 companies, the document outlines a picture of the state of art of sustainability integration into business models at global level. 

Authors: UN Global Compact
Year: 2018

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Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the report highlights insight and initiatives by Global Compact Local Networks around the world, presents snapshots of good practice from companies participating in the UN Global Compact and showcases initiatives that are advancing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Authors: UN Global Compact
Year: 2018

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The AmbitionLoop - How Business and Government Can Advance Policiesthat Fast Track Zero-Carbon EconomicGrowth

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The document provides guidance for business and Government to fast track zero-carbon economic growth. More and more businesses are seeing opportunity in the zero-carbon economy and taking action on climate change. Governments must use this as a strong vote of confidence and advance ambitious policies that provide companies with the clarity and confidence they need to unlock further investments in climate solutions. This is the “ambition loop” — a positive feedback loop in which bold Government policies and private sector leadership reinforce each other, and together, take climate action to the next level.

Authors: United Nations Global Compact,WeMean Business, World ResourcesInstitute
Year: 2018

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Decent Work in Global Supply Chains — A Baseline Report

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

Based on the experiences of the participants to the UNGC Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, the report presents insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities that companies face in their efforts to develop more sustainable procurement strategies. It also offers practical examples of steps taken to combat pressing human rights issues in supply chains, such as modern slavery, child labour and non-compliance with employment standards.

Authors: UN Global Compact
Year: 2018

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Building Peace and Prosperity: What Business Can Do

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The document provides a list of concrete actions that different stakeholder groups — including business, the investor community, Governments, the UN and civil society — can take to scale up business action and investment in high-risk areas. It also provides an overview of eight multi-stakeholder initiatives that supports take holders in scaling up these actions.

Authors: International Labour Organization Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Principles for ResponsibleInvestment, UNICEF,United Nations Development Programme,United Nations Foundation,United Nations Global Compact,United Nations Office for Partnerships
Year: 2018

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Global Compact Local Networks: Accelerating National SDG Implementation

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The report collects more than 30 initiatives undertaken by the UNGC Local Networks around the world to support national enterprises and organizations in their pathway towards the SDGs’ implementation, fostering knowledge and pratcices sharing and advancing partnerships and collective actions.

Authors: UN Global Compact
Year: 2018

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Business: It's Time to Act

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

This brief guide, developed as part of the Decent Work in Global Supply Chains Action Platform, offers a quick overview of the steps businesses can take to help eliminate modern slavery, while high lighting key resources, initiatives and engagement opportunities to support business action.

Authors: Ethical Trading Initiative, UK Department for International Development,United Nations Global Compact,Verité
Year: 2018

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Women's Empowerment Principles Global Trends Report 2018

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The document examines the aggregate results of companies using the Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool (WEPsTool) with an aim to provide insights on global corporate performance on gender equality and women's empowerment aligned with the Women’s Empowerment Principles, elaborated by UNGC e UN Women.

Authors: Business for Social Responsibility, Inter-American Development Bank,United Nations Global Compact, UN Women
Year: 2018

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Integrating the Sustainable Development Goalsinto Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The guide outlines a three-stepprocess to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into existing business and reporting processes. It helps business to better report their impact on the SDGs and address the information needs of relevant stakeholders. The document follows an approach that is aligned with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the GRI Standards.

Authors: : UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative(GRI)
Year: 2018

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In Focus: Addressing Investor Needs in Business Reporting on the SDGs

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The report feature srecommendations on how corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can best address investors’ information needs. By helping inform investors' decision-making process, corporate SDG reporting can stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Global Goals.

Authors: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI),Principles for ResponsibleInvestment(PRI), United Nations Global Compact
Year: 2018

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Transforming Partnerships for the SDGs

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

This report is based on a series of interviews with UN leaders and their private sector counter parts; a survey of UN agency heads; and an accompanying information-gathering exercise with partnership practitioners in more than 35 entities across the UN system. This survey of senior leaders across the United Nations explores their views on partnership challenges and opportunities, identifying best practices, management strategies and impact measurement techniques.

Authors: Accenture, UN Global Compact
Year: 2018

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Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available. It also lists illustrative actions that businesses can take to make progress towards the SDG targets.

Author: Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Compact
Year: 2017

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2017 United Nations Global Compact Progress Report: Business Solutions to Sustainable Development

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

Takes stock of the contribution of UN Global Compact business participants towards sustainable development. The report assesses progress in terms of how companies are taking action on the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals, and features ten interviews with disruptive business leaders. It also highlights ten focus areas for the future where further business engagement is needed.

Author: UN Global Compact
Year: 2017

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Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector or geography — to take leading action in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It illustrates how the five leadership qualities of Ambition, Collaboration, Accountability, Consistency, and Intentional can be applied to a business' strategy, business model, products, supply chain, partnerships, and operations to raise the bar and create impact at scale. The Blueprint is a tool for any business that is ready to advance its principled approach to SDG action to become a leader.

Autore/Author: UN Global Compact
Anno/ Year: 2017

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Making Global Goals Local Business: A New Era for Responsible Business

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Making Global Goals Local Business A New Era for Responsible Business

Provides an inspirational overview of the UN Global Compact’s multi-year journey to “Make Global Goals Local Business” by driving awareness and responsible business action to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Author: Global Compact
Year: 2017

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Partnership Passport: Your Journey in Partnering with the UN

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Partnership Passport Your Journey in Partnering with the UN

Guide to finding new partnerships and enhancing existing ones. With 10 inspiring examples of UN-Business collaboration, tips to plan your own partnerships, and directions for finding UN partners to work with, your journey awaits you.

Author: UN Global Compact
year: 2016

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Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting, Crucially

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Sustainable Development Goals Connecting Crucially

Document which illustrates the philosophical and practical connections between the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

Author: UN Global Compact
year: 2016

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SDG Compass

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SDG Compass

Supporting tool for businesses which intend to develop a strategic approach to the Development Goals – SDGs and contribute to the sustainable development through their core business activity. The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.

Authors: UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Iniziative – GRI, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Year: 2015

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