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Global Compact Develops Issue Briefing Series Addressing Post-2015 Development Agenda
Corporate Water Stewardship Focus of CEO Water Mandate Conference in Peru
The CEO Water Mandate convened an international water stewardship conference (9 April, Lima) as part of a four-day event focusing on stewardship, collective action and the Post-2015 Development Agenda in relation to water and sanitation challenges in Peru. Approximately 200 senior representatives from the public sector, international and local business, civil society, academia and other interests attended.
Cities Programme Events Focus on Innovation, Poverty and Urban Agriculture at World Urban Forum
As part of this year´s World Urban Forum (11 April, Medellín), the Global Compact Cities Programme convened four sessions, highlighting cross-cutting urban issues such as city innovation, food security, urban poverty and housing.
Global Compact Commemorates New Book on Responsible Leadership by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
The Global Compact welcomed the U.S. launch of Responsible Leadership: Lessons From the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics, a new book by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of the Foundation for the Global Compact and Vice Chair of the Global Compact Board. At a special event (28 April, New York) at UN Headquarters, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson thanked Sir Mark for his long-standing support in serving the values and principles of the UN.
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Call for Input: Business Engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
The Global Compact, together with UNIDO, has launched an online consultation process on “Engaging with the Private Sector” in the Post-2015 Agenda at the global, regional and national levels. Input will help shape recommendations to the UN Secretary-General and Member States as they decide on a Post-2015 Agenda.
All Global Compact participants are encouraged to join the consultation process through participating in an online survey and moderated discussions at:
Call for Examples: Business for the Rule of Law
The Global Compact, in collaboration with the Atlantic Council and LexisNexis and in consultation with the UN Rule of Law Unit, is developing a statement on business for the rule of law (B4ROL). B4ROL aims to provide guidance on how companies are able to support the rule of law in the regions in which they operate, particularly where the rule of law is not well established.
Global Compact companies are invited to submit examples of how they are supporting the rule of law in their business operations and relationships to email@example.com. To learn more, please contact Christina Koulias (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Comments: World Federation of Exchanges Proposed Extra-Financial Reporting Requirements
Institutional investors have put forth a proposal to the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) – a trade association of 62 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges – that would require extra-financial disclosure among companies listed on member exchanges. The Global Compact is gathering business input on the draft proposal to share with the WFE's Sustainability Working Group.
Publicly listed Global Compact business participants are invited to share their opinions on the proposal by 27 June 2014. View more information.
Sign Open Letter: Call on Academic Institutions to Incorporate Human Rights in Management Education
An Open Letter developed by the Human Rights and Labour Working Group and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) calls on academic institutions to educate future managers and leaders on business and human rights.
All stakeholders, especially business, are invited to show their commitment to advancing business and human rights by signing the letter individually or on behalf of their respective organization, if authorized. The Open Letter is available in English, Français, Español, Português and
中文. To sign, please send an e-mail to email@example.com confirming your support and the capacity (individual or organization) in which you sign.
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