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Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders

Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 June, 2020 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Presidents of Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia joined the President of the UN General Assembly and UN Secretary-General alongside dozens of Chief Executive Officers and UN chiefs at the United Nations Global
The Compact Newsletter

The Compact Newsletter

Issue 03, 9 June 2020 A Message from the Executive Director    In our previous edition of The Compact Newsletter, we highlighted several ways and case studies on how South African companies were beginning to respond to Covid-19 and efforts by business to support the
The Compact Newsletter: A Special Edition On South Africa’s Business Response to Covid-19

The Compact Newsletter: A Special Edition On South Africa’s Business Response to Covid-19

Issue 2, 06 April 2020 FOREWORD   South Africa’s response to Covid-19 has been swift, integrated and urgent as led by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Equally, companies in South Africa have heeded the President’s call and are supporting government interventions, pledging finances and aiding workers, clients
UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Johannesburg, 9 March 2020. For the sixth consecutive year and as part of a global collaboration across 75 exchanges around the world, the Global Compact Network South Africa partnered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this morning in ringing the bell for Gender Equality. The events
Global Compact Network South Africa searches for professionals committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Compact Network South Africa searches for professionals committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Johannesburg, 17 February, 2020 — As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Network South Africa today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Later this year, the Network will recognize
United Nations Global Compact launches ‘SDG Ambition’ impact initiative aiming to scale up business action at the national level

United Nations Global Compact launches ‘SDG Ambition’ impact initiative aiming to scale up business action at the national level

Davos, Switzerland SDG Ambition provides outcome-oriented approach, aligned to the needs of companies aiming to become sustainable enterprises DAVOS, Switzerland, 23 January 2020 – The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition — a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to

United Nations Global Compact calls for companies to set ambitious corporate targets for women’s business leadership with launch of new Target Gender Equality initiative

United Nations Global Compact calls for companies to set ambitious corporate targets for women’s business leadership with launch of new Target Gender Equality initiative

NEW YORK, 12 February 2020 — The United Nations Global Compact today launched Target Gender Equality, a new accelerator programme to mobilize and support companies in setting and meeting ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership in business. Engaging UN Global Compact participants across