UN Global Compact Unveils New Official Website Aiming to Spur Corporate Sustainability Action
Published by United Nations Global Compact, June 22, 2015
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the UN Global Compact has launched its new official website www.unglobalcompact.org.
The website is designed to support business at all stages along the corporate sustainability journey – from those companies that are just learning how to integrate sustainability into their business, to the most advanced companies operating on the leading edge. The website helps make the business case for corporate sustainability and shows how companies can engage on specific issues, such as gender equality and climate. It also provides ideas for leadership practices, such as engaging boards of directors and setting long-term sustainability goals.
The website’s key features include:
Companies can now easily search and find events and actions they can take to advance their commitment to corporate sustainability. Users can also search the UN Global Compact’s 12,000+ participants by sector and/or geography, or quickly find a Global Compact Local Network in their country. The website also hosts a searchable library of over 400 resources, including guidance materials, videos, infographics, meeting reports and more.
In an effort to encourage deeper engagement among participants, the new website will now make it easier for companies to share their stories to help guide and inspire others. Companies will now be able to submit case examples directly through the website and allow users to search through existing examples of what companies are doing to advance their commitment to the UN Global Compact.
The event, Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good, marks a major milestone in the corporate sustainability movement and a new era for the initiative, which now includes over 8,000 corporate participants globally.