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Newsletter
Year 3, no. 12
May - June 2015

THE FOUNDATION

The Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) was established in 2002 to contribute to the development in Italy of the "Global Compact", a project designed to promote the culture of corporate citizenship launched, in 1999, by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.

Considering this objective, the Network operates as an information platform, giving support and coordination to Italian companies and organizations which resolve to share, support and employ a whole range of universal principles in matters of human rights, labour, environment and the fight against corruption, thereby contributing to the accomplishment of "a more wide-ranging and sustainable global economy".

In June 2013, the GCNI became legally established as the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation.

Currently, 39 organizations adhere to the Foundation as founders or participants.

NEWS

lenteNew Global Compact Network Italy Foundation members

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation Board of Directors met on April 20th 2015 to examine and accept Ergo Italia SpA’s (a company working in insurance and social security) membership application to the Foundation with "Participant" status. During the same meeting, the Board also validated the transfer to "Founding Member" status of two companies already belonging to the Foundation with "Participant" status: KPMG SpA and Maire Tecnimont SpA. To view the current list of companies and organizations subscribing to the Foundation, click here

lente"Reporting" Working Group: next steps

The meeting scheduled for the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation "Reporting" Working Group was held by video-conference between eni (Rome) and FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Milan). The meeting provided an opportunity to share the line of reasoning over the evidence raised through comparative analysis of corporate case studies on the topic of "materiality analysis" implemented by the Group during previous meetings.

lenteThe "Anti-Corruption" Working Group meeting with the Antitrust Authority

On 9th April the first meeting between the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) and the Antitrust Authority on the topic of Legality Rating was held in Rome. The presence of the Antitrust Authority, starting with an overview and analysis followed by an open debate on the issue, enabled a greater understanding of the application mechanisms of the regulation - as amended following the recent public consultation in which the Foundation took part.

lenteParticipation in the Working Group on the issue of engagement for listed companies promoted by the Forum for Sustainable Finance and the CSR Manager Network

On 29th April 2015, at the headquarters of ABI in Milan (and in web-connection with the headquarters of ABI in Rome), the GCNI Foundation took part in the first working group on the topic: Engagement for listed companies which was promoted by the Forum for Sustainable Finance in collaboration with the CSR Manager Network.

lenteCSR Unit in big Italian companies

The CSR Manager Network conducted, in cooperation with ALTIS Alta Scuola Impresa e Società of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,  the research “CSR unit in big Italian companies”, in order to understand how sustainability is included into the strategy of Italian companies.
To this end, researcher explored the evolution of CSR Units, considering their position within the company structure, their proximity to the management and their size. These three dimensions can express how relevant CSR is for the company’s strategy.

lenteHow to evaluate the global return of sustainability policies

The CSR Manager Network has started in cooperation with ALTIS Alta Scuola Impresa e Società of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, its 2015 research project, which is aimed at developing a scheme for assessing the overall return of an investment in sustainability (Global Return on Investments in Sustainability, in short Global ROIS).

UPCOMING INITIATIVES
7
MAY
2015

Meeting of the Founding Members of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation

The representatives of the companies and organizations that are founding members of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation will meet again on 7th May in Rome. The meeting, which will be hosted by ABI - Italian Banking Association, is aimed at sharing the activities program for 2015 and the evaluation and approval of the Foundation’s final balance sheet for 2014.

17
JUN
2015

"Human Rights" Working Group: next meeting

It is currently outlining the course to take in a series of steps that will be implemented from May 2015. On June 5th, the "Human Rights and Labour Rights: tangible issues for businesses" questionnaire was sent to all companies belonging to the GCNI Foundation with the aim of identifying the materiality of the universally recognized rights for the respondent companies' business.

 

23
JUN
2015

Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good

The event “Global Compact +15: Business as a Force for Good” will be held in New York from 23 to 25 of June. Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, Global Compact +15 will bring business and civil society to the United Nations to show how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs).

NETWORK NEWS IN SHORT

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