Newsletter #2, July 2018
Nordic Global Compact Meeting in Copenhagen.
This year all Nordic members of Global Compact will meet in Copenhagen on October 30-31. Novo Nordisk will host the first day and the second day will be specific deep dives in relation to the SDG’s, how to make a good COP etc. Please book your agenda already to discuss human rights and SDGs with other Nordic businesses and organizations.
Conference: Guiding Business of Tomorrow
Companies and organizations need new mindsets, business models and disruptive technologies to reach the SDGs. The topic of this conference is the exponential growth opportunities awaiting companies who set out to solve the future’s most pressing challenges. We will be presented with insights and cases from established companies as well as impact start-ups that have the SDGs as their core business model.
The program is currently being finalized but representatives from following companies are confirmed as speakers:
Folkekirkens Nødhjælp (DanChurchAid)
Plus Impact – impact investing by Danske Bank
PA Consulting: Disruptive technologies
More speakers will be announced soon!
Communication on Progress (COP) – Peer review
Signatories to United Nations Global Compact commit to write a yearly Communication on Progress (COP) to United Nations Global Compact. Global Compact Network Denmark would like to invite you to a COP Peer Review seminar. By joining the seminar you will receive valuable and constructive feedback from your peers on your Communication on Progress to United Nations Global Compact. In return you will also need to prepare your constructive feedback on 2-3 peer COP reports. All companies are welcome at the seminar, the only criteria is that you have a COP report. The attending companies will be grouped according to industry, size, matureness of COP report, and other relevant parameters to ensure a feedback process that is valuable for all.
Workshop on human rights
The first meeting in the working group on human rights has been scheduled to September 5 2018. The title of this meeting is “Policy and embeddedness” and the aim is to develop guidance on national and international requirements on human rights.
Location and more info TBA.
New UN Global Compact Board
The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce today new Members to its Board, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Seven new Board Members have been appointed alongside remaining Members and the previously announced Vice-Chairs Bola Adesola and Paul Polman. The Secretary-General will continue in his role as Chair.
“We are delighted to announce the new Board of the United Nations Global Compact, chaired by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, with Bola Adesola and Paul Polman serving as Vice-Chairs,” said Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “This new Board is the most diverse and streamlined Board the UN Global Compact has ever had, with Members representing business from all over the world alongside civil society and other stakeholders. Together, they will help guide the strategic direction of the UN Global Compact as we work to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. I look forward to working with each of our Board Members over the coming years.”