UN Global Compact

Business sector still far from reaching sustainability goals, UN report shows, 20 years on from landmark summit

A new UN report on tbe private sector, released by UN Global Compact, shows that progress on bringing about a sustainable future for people and the planet is patchy, and the majority of companies involved in the Compact, are not doing enough to help bring about the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What does ‘build back better’ really mean? One of the world’s top CEOs give us his take

UN chief António Guterres, has warned of an “unparalleled economic shock”, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. So, going forward, can the private sector “build back better” to reorder the post-pandemic world, or, might the UN’s vision of a sustainable future be relegated to a low-priority aspiration? We put these questions to the CEO of one of the world’s largest conglomerates, who is working with the Organization, towards a better future.

Despite progress, companies face gender equality ‘backlash’: UN business body

Although the drive to reach gender equality has picked up speed, and diversity initiatives have been put into place in companies and organizations, a significant level of resistance and backlash remains, according to a leading UN business group.

Without ‘transformative shifts,’ women will wait two centuries for gender equality

“I think it's almost a joke that it will take the world so long to create women empowerment, particularly as we know that there’s an economic upside in empowering women in the range of $28 trillion.”

Slow gender equality progress ‘almost a joke’: UN business chief

The slow progress of achieving gender equality in the workplace is “almost a joke,” Lise Kingo, head of the UN Global Compact, told UN News.

When Conor Lennon from UN News met Lise Kingo, he started by asking her to outline the biggest challenge in improving gender equality.

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Dialogue continues on Global Compact for refugees

The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.

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“Fundamental shift” leading to improved corporate responsibility

A “fundamental shift” in the way business is conducted around the world is leading to improved corporate responsibility, according to the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Office.

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