January 18, 2019
Companies can advance SDG 10, reduced inequalities and contribute to goal 8, decent work for all by, ensuring inclusive cultures and attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. This article outlines mistakes companies need to avoid if they are to be truly diverse and inclusive.
Joule, Volume 3, Issue 1, 16 January 2019, Pages 81-100
To achieve goals 7 and 13, we need more renewable energy, and yet the intermittency of renewable sources like wind or solar power means there is a pressing need to develop effective energy storage systems. This Joule study analyses the application-specific lifetime cost for a range of different electricity storage technologies. The analysis strongly suggests that specialized technologies are unlikely to compete with lithium ion battery storage for nearly all applications.
In this webinar, the UN Global Compact provide an overview of their “2020 Vision” and hear from engaged stakeholders on the importance of peace, justice and strong institutions (goal 16) to sustainable business – not only as the foundation for business responsibilities but also for business success.
Contributing to SDGs 8 and 16, the Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organisations includes information on the organisations that work with the business sector to combat modern slavery.
To advance goal 12 and 13, this report provides guidance on 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.
This report celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and builds upon the UN Global Compact Progress Report. With a particular focus on SDG 8, it highlights 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.
Advancing goal 17, this report seeks to inspire and guide companies, governments, cities and others involved in the implementation of Agenda 2030 to tap into the private capital markets and benefit from cheaper and more reliable capital to support the implementation of their SDG strategies. It introduces a roadmap for mainstream SDG bonds and corporate SDG finance to tap into the largest assets classes and respond to the specific financing challenges in emerging markets.
To advance goals 8 and 16, this report 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 support stakeholders in scaling up these actions.
To advance goal 16, this report helps businesses to learn more about the UN Global Compact Collection Action Project in partnership with five Global Compact Local Networks in Brazil, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt. This, in turn, will enable them to improve anti-corruption practices within their individual organisations and to engage other businesses, Governments and civil society in anti-corruption Collective Action.