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Year 7, no. 31
March - April 2019

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, more than 100 businesses and non profit organizations take part in and support the Network's activity programme as "Founders" or "Recipients".


Innovation for the Agenda: here is the thematic focus of the 2019
The fourth edition of the Italian Business and SDGs Annual Forum promoted by Global Compact Network Italy will be held in Trieste on October 14 and 15. The Forum will address mainly Italian companies and organizations participating in the United Nations Global Compact. The 2019 SDGs Forum will discuss innovation in support of sustainability, in the knowledge that the ambitious objectives of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda will not be achieved without a truly new, brave and far-sighted approach by all parties involved.

Applications closed for the SDG Pioneer italy 2019 | The phase of evaluation and recognition of the SDG Pioneers Italy has started!

On April 30th 2019, the process for collecting applications for the SDG Pioneer Italy 2019 closes. The SDG Pioneer Italy is the local round of the SDG Pioneers campaign promoted by UN Global Compact to recognize the national Pioneer who distinguished himself for his commitment in his daily work in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

4° CEO Meeting “Mobilizing broad markets to finance the SDGs”: outcome note

The fourth edition of the Business & SDGs High Level Meeting, promoted by Global Compact Network Italy and organized with the support of Terna, was held on April 4 in Rome. The meeting was attended by Managing Directors, Presidents and top managers of Italian companies involved in the United Nations Global Compact and daily committed to implementing the 10 UNGC Principles and achieving the SDGs. Among the participants: Aeroporti di Puglia, Assicurazioni Generali, BNP Paribas Cardif, Gruppo Sofidel, Gruppo Unipol, Rina, Viscolube, A2A, Carbonsink, Edison, Eni, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Gruppo Hera, Leonardo, Maire Tecnimont, Pirelli, Saipem.

The UN Global Compact Toolkit for Purchasing Offices for the promotion of decent work along the supply chain presented for the first time in Italy

Supply chains are the most important levers for companies to create positive impacts in the world, with about 80% of global trade passing through them every year. For this reason, the United Nations Global Compact has set up an International Platform for Action (Action Platform “Decent Work in Global Supply-Chains”) bringing together institutional partners, local UNGC networks (including Global Compact Network Italy) and companies from all over the world with the aim of planning concrete actions and developing tools that have an impact on the welfare of corporate workers along the supply chain.

Global Compact Network Italy’s 2018 Activities Report is online!

Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) has published the 2018 Activities Report addressed to all stakeholders and mainly to: companies and organizations involved in the Italian network of the UN’s Global Compact; all Italian subjects participating in UN’s activities for sustainable development; the New York’s office of the Global Compact. The document aims to provide an overview of the Global Compact (with a section dedicated to last year's highlights) and to describe GCNI by presenting its governance and people, methods of involvement, participants and partners, as well as the thematic foci for 2018 and the implemented work plan.
lente"DNF Observatory", 1st Digital Platform open to all sustainability practitioners
The Observatory of Non-Financial Declarations (DNF) and Sustainable Practices was born from the partnership between the Department of Business and Legal Studies of the University of Siena and the CSR Manager Network, the Italian association that brings together over 150 practitioners who are dedicated to Sustainability strategies and projects. The Observatory aims to collect, analyze and disseminate information on the 211 DNFs prepared by leading Italian companies with the ultimate aim of identifying the Best Practices implemented.
lente SRI Breakfast “ESG integration in China”
On April, 11th Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile (FFS) organised in Milan “ESG integration in China”, its third SRI Breakfast in 2019, in collaboration with Comgest. Speakers in the panel included: Francesco Agnes, Senior Investment Director at Cambridge Associates, Alessia Amighini, Co-Head Asia Centre at ISPI and Eric Voravong, ESG Analyst Asia ex Japan at Comgest. The seminar analysed the Chinese market based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability criteria.
AiFOS joins the 2019 Sustainable Development Festival
Africa Classic – an unforgettable experience to support Amref
BNP Paribas and sustainable finance
Edison presents 9 sustainability targets
Legance with UNICEF to promote sustainable business practices/strategies that pay attention to children's rights
The WE4YOUTH Project: schools and companies together to overcome skill mismatch
CDP Report 2018: Sofidel ranked among the top businesses in the Climate Change and Forests Timber categories
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