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The story of Provenance - The blockchain startup revolutionising supply chains
 
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Jessi Baker is the Founder of Provenance a UK startup using novel technologies like the blockchain to revolutionise supply chain transparency and product trust. Provenance works with suppliers, brands, and certifiers to enable every product to come with an open, secure record of its journey and creation. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Herman Narula, Improbable - How we predict the future
 
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Herman Narula is CEO of Improbable, the London-based startup that enables developers to build huge, complex simulations using thousands of machines in the cloud via their SpatialOS platform. Using such distributed systems could enable digital worlds to be responsive to participants on a scale never previously possible. Want to know what happens to a city when all the cars switch to Autonomous Vehicles? Improbabl​e​ may be able to tell us. By creating totally immersive, persistent virtual worlds their ultimate aim is to change the way we make decision​s​. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/
Simon Sinek - Leaders Summit 2016 Day 2 – 23 June Marriott Marquis
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Simon Sinek the Author of ”Why Leaders Eat Last”
Breakthrough Business Models
 
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Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is a huge market opportunity for business. As part of Project Breakthrough, Volans and the UN Global Compact have been speaking to leading innovators to find out what it will take to seize this opportunity. Whilst a lot has been said about the role of technology in creating the necessary solutions, less has been said about the role of business models in connecting those solutions with market demand. Here our interviews offer some insight into what these business models will look like. With thanks to, Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE Rachel Botsman, Collaborative Economy Andrew McAfee, MIT Darlene Damm, Singularity University Herman Narula, Improbable Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise Marie Kyle, BIMA Daniel Becerra, BuffaloGrid Francesco Starace, Enel Group Josh Tetrick, JUST Patrick Thomas, Covestro Jessi Baker, Provenance John Elkington, Volans To find out more visit www.ProjectBreakthrough.io or email [email protected] Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/
The Robin Hood of Currency Exchange - Taavet Hinrikus, CEO of TransferWise
 
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At the age of 22 Taavet Hinrikus was Skype’s first employee. As the company’s Director of Strategy, Taavet drove its transformation from a small scale telecoms disruptor, to a large multinational with 300 million active users, responsible for 40 per cent of long distance calls worldwide. Now Co-Founder and CEO of the international money transfer platform, TransferWise, Taavet has shifted his focus to the established financial industry, sparking disruption to help money flow more freely than ever. ‘Money without borders’ is the company’s motto, and with their customers now making $1 billion of international transfers per month without the help of banks, it looks as though he has successfully transformed another industry. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Introduction to Breakthrough Innovation Platform
 
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The UN Global Compact and Volans are partnering to develop the Breakthrough Innovation Platform to drive radical new business models to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by connecting traditional companies with innovators and entrepreneurs.
Alaa Murabit - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Alaa Murabit a SDG Advocate and the Founder of The Voice of Libyan Women.
UN Global Compact Breakthrough Innovation Action Platform
 
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Disruptive technologies and the business models they enable have the potential to drive breakthroughs in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Pioneering companies that are committed to doing business responsibly and to deploying disruptive technologies and business models in service of the SDGs will be the market leaders of tomorrow. The UN Global Compact's Breakthrough Innovation Action Platform calls on companies to raise their ambition, moving beyond incremental innovation to breakthrough innovation to accelerate progress on the SDGs. To support companies, the Breakthrough Innovation Action Platform provides intelligence on disruptive technologies and their applications to the SDGs, helps companies identify the business model innovations most relevant to scaling up sustainability initiatives and provides opportunities for co-creation of innovative solutions addressing the SDGs with a diverse set of stakeholders.
Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (Short Version)
 
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About the Women's Empowerment Principles The Women's Empowerment Principles -- Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business' operations and goals. Learn more at www.weprinciples.org.
Rachel Botsman -Trust me, this changes everything
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Rachel Botsman is a leading authority on how 'collaborative consumption' is reshaping our world. She defined the concept in her 2010 book What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live; and it has subsequently been heralded by Time magazine as one of the ‘10 Ideas that Will Change the World'. In 2015, she designed the world’s first M.B.A. course on the collaborative economy, which she teaches at Oxford University’s Saïd School of Business. Her exploration of the the collaborative economy has increasingly focused on the topic of trust. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Global Compact Board Programme - Unlocking the Value of Corporate Sustainability
 
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The Global Compact Board Programme is the first of its kind to align and support Boards of Directors to more effectively oversee and drive their company’s sustainability strategy, with a view to protect and support financial value creation. Learn more: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/boardprogramme
Hannah Godefa - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Hannah Godefa the UNICEF National Ambassador to Ethiopia
Josh Tetrick - Scrambling the future of food and scaring sharks
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO of Hampton Creek, always wanted to make a difference. He decided a few years back that the way to do this was through business. He chose to focus on a system that affects every human being on the planet every single day - food - with the goal of flipping the system on its head. How to ensure every person on the planet can afford to eat healthy, nutritious food? And how to shift the eating habits of climate-conscious millennials in a more environmentally sustainable direction? These are the challenges that Hampton Creek exists to address. Founded in 2011, Hampton Creek is a food technology company that develops plant-based products with the goal of eventually replacing eggs as well as sugar and trans fats - making food healthier, cheaper and better for the planet. The company has attracted over $100 million of funding from the likes of Li Ka Shing, Khosla Ventures and Google. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Carbon Productivity
 
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How do we tackle climate change whilst maintaining a healthy economy? Improving 'Carbon Productivity' may hold the answer. Carbon Productivity is a measure of how much value we create from the Carbon employed in our economy. In this video leading entrepreneurs and thinkers discuss why we need to reimagine our relationship with Carbon. With thanks to, Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics Erin Meezan, Interface Aniruddha Sharma, Carbon Clean Solutions Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown Patrick Thomas, Covestro John Elkington, Volans Geoff Kendall, Future Fit Foundation Richard Northcote, Covestro Eric Beynon, 9 Billion Lives Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/
Introducing the Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013
 
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About the Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013 looks at the state of corporate sustainability today -- providing an in-depth review of the actions taken by companies around the world to embed responsible practices into their strategies, operations and culture. Based on responses to the Global Compact Annual Implementation Survey, the report provides a robust view on how businesses everywhere -- and of all sizes -- are adjusting their policies and practices to address today's sustainability agenda. The purpose of this report is to assess corporate action against the steps of the Global Compact Management Model -- and look specifically at the range of elements considered critical to a comprehensive sustainability approach: management practices to embed sustainability throughout the organization and into the supply chain, and actions on the Global Compact principles. Companies' efforts to contribute to global priorities through core business practices, philanthropy, advocacy and partnerships are also reviewed. http://www.unglobalcompact.org/AboutTheGC/global_corporate_sustainability_report/
Driving Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs Medley
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ View the Project Breakthrough video series to explore how business leaders are innovating beyond incremental change to achieve the SDGs.
Francesco Starace - Open Power: The Future of Energy
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Francesco Starace is the CEO of Enel Group, the multinational energy utility, and one of the largest producers of renewable energy in the world. His vision for the company is to own and manage a digitised grid which connects decentralised green energy sources. Between 2008 and 2014, he was Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power, the Group's renewable power generation subsidiary and a leading player in the global renewables industry. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Marie Kyle, BIMA - Mobilising change: the future of insurance
 
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Marie Kyle is the Head of Product Design & Innovation at BIMA, the insurance startup using innovative mobile technology to bring insurance people who have never had it before. In this video Marie explains how with their use of technology, and an innovative business model, BIMA are registering 600,000 new customers a month and establishing themselves as the leading insurance provider in markets they've only just entered.
Mads Nipper - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Mads Nipper the Chief Executive Officer of Grundfos.
Climate-Proofing the Global Economy
 
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To achieve the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, business must continue to act urgently and decisively to climate-proof the global economy. More than just the right thing to do, smart businesses know that responsible climate action is in their own self-interest — and the United Nations Global Compact is here to help. Join us to learn more about how you can help ensure a healthy planet for future generations. https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
Architects of a Better World - UN Global Compact
 
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The United Nations has worked since its founding to achieve a shared, secure and sustainable future for all of the world's people. The vision and aspirations of the first United Nations members in 1945, as they set out to be "architects of a better world", remain a beacon today – not just for Governments, but also for the thousands of companies and civil society organizations that have become key partners in tackling our world's most pressing challenges. Photo & Video Credits: Brian Thompson, Devin, euronews, Flashback (The New History GCSE Series), Intel Corporation, Jurjen Versteeg and Synple, Microsoft Corporation, Planetary Collective and Piranha, The Rock Family Worship Center, Silverstein Properties Inc, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Bethlehem Alemu - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu the Founder and Executive Director of soleRebels.
Women's Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business (Full Version)
 
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About the Women's Empowerment Principles The Women's Empowerment Principles -- Equality Means Business is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business' operations and goals. Learn more at www.weprinciples.org.
Introducing the Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative (SSE)
 
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The Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative is a peer-to-peer learning platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, regulators, and companies, can enhance corporate transparency – and ultimately performance – on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment. Since 2012, several other leading exchanges have joined the group of SSE Partner Exchanges. UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, the PRI and UNEP-FI, as the core organizer of the SSE Initiative, also committed to supporting stock exchanges in this effort. The SSE initiative invites exchanges globally to become a Partner Stock Exchange within the SSE by making a voluntary public commitment to promote improved ESG disclosure and performance among listed companies. http://www.sseinitiative.org
Andreas Feiner - Leaders Summit 2016 Day 2 – 23 June Marriott Marquis
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. The Six Roads to New Opportunities Breakout Session 2: Financing a Sustainable World includes the speaker Andreas Feiner the Founding Partner of Arabesque Asset Management Ltd.
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez Climate Activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians
Ryan Bethencourt -  Playing with the substance of 'us'
 
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Ryan Bethencourt is an entrepreneur, scientist, investor, and one of the pioneers of the biohacker movement. He is the Venture Partner and Program Director at IndiBio, the world's first startup accelerator for synthetic biology, and has invested in over 56 early stage biotech startups. Ryan is the former CEO of Berkeley Biolabs and Halpin Neurosciences, and former head of life sciences at the XPRIZE Foundation. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Children's Rights and Business Principles
 
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the Children's Rights and Business Principles on 12 March 2012. Developed by UNICEF, the UN Global Compact and Save the Children, the Principles call on business to step up their efforts to respect and support children's rights in the workplace, marketplace and community. For more information, please visit http://unglobalcompact.org/Issues/human_rights/childrens_principles.html.
Patrick Thomas - The 80 year startup making the world a brighter place
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Patrick Thomas is the CEO of Covestro, a world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials. Their products are nearly everywhere in modern life; from our cars, smart phones and mattresses, to​ industrial​ ​refrigerators​ and thermal insulation. By following their principles of being curious, courageous and colo​r​ful, the company strives to make the world a brighter place and revolutionise business's approach to carbon. Patrick is also president of PlasticsEurope – the European association of plastics producers – and of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
The Breakthrough Mindset
 
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Project Breakthrough is working with business to solve some of the world's largest challenges. We've spoken to leading innovators, and they all agree: it starts with a new mindset. To find out more visit www.ProjectBreakthrough.io or email [email protected] With thanks to, Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia Robbie Schingler, Planet Josh Tetrick, JUST Francesco Starace, Enel Group Zenia Tata, XPRIZE Erin Meezan, Interface Marcus Shingles, XPRIZE Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown Andrew McAfee, MIT Peter Diamandis, Singularity University Patrick Thomas, Covestro Taavet Hinrikus, TransferWise Jessi Baker, Provenance Sacha Romanovitch, Grant Thornton
Meet Me in Rio - The Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum
 
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Leaders from around the world explain why they are going to Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 to attend the Rio+20 conference and the Corporate Sustainability Forum hosted by the UN Global Compact. (15-18 June 2012, Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro)
Leaders Inspiring Action
 
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The United Nations Global Compact is mobilizing a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Join us! https://www.unglobalcompact.org/
Zenia Tata - Doing Good is Good Business
 
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Zenia Tata is a serial social entrepreneur. She is currently the Executive Director of Global Development and International Expansion at XPRIZE, designing world-changing prizes to address failures in the global development sector, ranging from water scarcity to women’s safety. Over the last 22 years she has worked across 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, leading programme design, management and business development for not-for- profit organisations and social enterprises. Her career has ranged from leadership positions at internationally-acclaimed organisations like iDE to consulting for MIT’s D-Lab, Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Zenia is passionate about leveraging technological innovation for greater good. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact. Video produced by Atlas of the Future
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World
 
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The United Nations has worked since its founding to achieve a shared, secure and sustainable future for all of the world's people. The vision and aspirations of the first United Nations members in 1945, as they set out to be "architects of a better world", remain a beacon today – not just for Governments, but also for the thousands of companies and civil society organizations that have become key partners in tackling our world's most pressing challenges. Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013: Architects of a Better World brought together chief executives with leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations to unveil a new global architecture for corporate sustainability. Photo & Video Credits: Brian Thompson, Devin, euronews, Flashback (The New History GCSE Series), Intel Corporation, Jurjen Versteeg and Synple, Microsoft Corporation, Planetary Collective and Piranha, The Rock Family Worship Center, Silverstein Properties Inc, The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Taking Sustainability Exponential - John Elkington, Co-Founder of Volans
 
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John Elkington has been a pioneer of the sustainability movement for over 30 years. He is the Chairman and Chief Pollinator of Volans, a certified B Corporation driving market-based solutions to the future’s greatest challenges. He is Honorary Chairman of the consultancy SustainAbility, which he co-founded in 1987. John has written 19 books, and his latest is co-authored with Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of PUMA and now co-chair, with Sir Richard Branson, of The B Team. The book, entitled "The Breakthrough Challenge: 10 Ways to Connect Today’s Profits with Tomorrow’s Bottom Line" comes full circle from John’s 1997 "Cannibals with Forks", where he first introduced the Triple Bottom Line concept. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Announcing the 2016 Local SDG Pioneers!
 
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A part of the UN Global Compact’s Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, the Local SDG Pioneers programme seeks out individuals who are demonstrating how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can enable business to unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world. We searched the globe for 10 of the brightest leaders in community sustainability efforts. On 22 June at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the inaugural class of Local SDG Pioneers was announced by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Meet the inaugural class: https://bit.ly/1WRXOtB
UN Global Compact Launches Search for Local SDG Pioneers
 
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UN Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo announces search for local entrepreneurs and change-makers who are making the global goals local business. If you are a business leader or change-maker advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a local level, visit our website to submit your story today: http://unglobalcompact.org/sdgpioneers
H.E. Macharia Kamau - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters
 
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Gathering leaders from business, civil society, Government, the UN and academia, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit highlighted how the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a tremendous market opportunity for business and other stakeholders to innovate, invest and collaborate to create a more sustainable future for all. In this video is Macharia Kamau the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations
Building a financial system that can deliver the future we want
 
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10 years on from the global financial crisis, we brought together a group of the leading figures in sustainable finance to ask: what’s next? What will it take to create a financial system fit to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals – a system capable of keeping us within 2° of global warming? And what impact will technology-driven disruption have on the future of finance?
Official 2016 #GCLeadersSummit Video
 
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The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 22-23 June 2016 was the first official business forum since the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seeking to translate them into business action and innovation everywhere. Discover what comes next: bit.ly/25IYvIq
Robin Chase - Cutting to the chase, the fate of car sharing
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Robin Chase was one of the first entrepreneurs to spot the potential of the Coll​a​borative Economy - or as she refers to it, the Peers Inc business structure. She is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car sharing company in the world. She was also the Co-Founder and former CEO of the car sharing firm Buzzcar (acquired by Drivy). Her insights into the nascent Collaborative Economy were captured in her 2015 book Peers Inc. She is currently the Executive Chairman of Venium. Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
The Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool
 
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What is your company doing to advance gender equality? Identify strengths and areas where further action can be taken. The Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool is a business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world assess gender equality performance across the workplace, marketplace, and community. Inspired by the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) initiative, the tool is a joint project of the UN Global Compact, UN Women, the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Inter-American Investment Corporation and is supported by the Governments of Japan and Germany, The Coca Cola Company, BSR, Itaipu and KPMG. Learn more at: http://weps-gapanalysis.org/
Caring for Climate Business Forum COP21 - Integrating Climate in the Investment Chain From...
 
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Held over two days, the third annual Caring for Climate Business Forum at COP21/CMP11 provided a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials. The first day of the Forum consisted of plenary and thematic sessions on the topics of carbon pricing, science-based target setting, responsible policy engagement, adaptation and finance. Sessions were organized by the UN Global Compact, UNEP and UNEP Finance Initiative, UNFCCC secretariat and in collaboration with Caring for Climate strategic partners, which include Global Compact Network France, CDP, The Climate Group, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), United Nations Foundation and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The first day of the Forum included four parallel break-out sessions for dialogue among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government representatives. The Integrating Climate in the Investment Chain: From Why to How break-out session was led by UNEP-FI and co-led by PRI, UNF, CDSB. The facilitator was Mr. David Pitt-Watson, co-chair of UNEP-FI. The speakers in the panel are as follows: • Mr. Nathan Fabian, Director of Policy and Research, PRI • Ms. Alice Garton, Lawyer, Client Earth • Ms. Caroline Hill, Head of Sustainability, Land Securities • Ms. Zsófia Kerecsen, DG Justice, European Commission • Ms. Daniela Saltzman, Director, Generation Investment Management • Ms. Willemijn Verdegaal, Advisor, Responsible Investment and Governance • Ms. Helena Vines-Fiestas, Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Agamemnon Otero, Repowering London - Energising communities
 
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Agamemnon Otero is the CEO of Repowering London, a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects in London's inner-city neighbourhoods. To find out more visit www.ProjectBreakthrough.io or email [email protected] Video produced by Atlas of the Future http://atlasofthefuture.org/
The Fight Against Corruption
 
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encourages companies to utilize the UN Global Compact's online learning program and join hands with the United Nations to combat corruption. The Global Compact's e-learning tool allows companies to easily obtain practical guidance on how to fight corruption in all forms through six interactive dilemma scenarios. To access the website, visit http://thefightagainstcorruption.unglobalcompact.org.
Rick Ridgeway - Business lessons from a legendary mountaineer
 
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Project Breakthrough aims to drive radical new business models to advance the SDGs by connecting mainstream companies with next generation innovators and entrepreneurs. http://breakthrough.unglobalcompact.org/ Rick Ridgeway didn't get his first "real job" until 12 years ago. However, he says a life as a mountaineer and adventurer - where he was one of the first Americans to ascend K2 - prepared him well for his role at Patagonia as their Vice President of Environmental Affairs. He and his team implement the second two parts of the company’s three-part mission statement: “to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis." He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the apparel, footwear and home textile industry’s foremost alliance for sustainable production. The coalition was born from an unlikely partnership between Patagonia and Walmart; and is a result of Patagonia's acknowledgement that if they are to truly tackle global problems, they cannot do it alone. Video produced by Atlas of the Future: http://atlasofthefuture.org/ *The inclusion of company names and/or examples is intended strictly for discussion and inspiration and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual companies or their opinions by the UN Global Compact.
Partners for Gender Equality  WEPs Stakeholders in Action Panel Discussion – WEPs 2016 Day 1
 
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Held in observance of International Women's Day, the 2016 WEPs Annual Event, Business Partners for Gender Equality: Multipliers for Development, brought together inspirational business leaders, including innovative female entrepreneurs, with civil society, the UN and Government, to scale-up business action and unleash the full potential of women and girls. Through high-level panels and interactive sessions, participants dove into how diverse companies around the world are implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and helping to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Day 1 of the event was held at United Nations Headquarters located in New York. The segment on Partners for Gender Equality: WEPs Stakeholders in Action includes the following speakers: Moderator: Ms. Rini Khanna, Media Person, Anchor/Moderator Ms. Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre Ms. Hiroko Hashimoto, Representative of Japan for CSW60
Business in Society Report on Business for Peace (Full Version)
 
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John Paluszek of "Business in Society" speaks with Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Vice Chair of the Global Compact Board, and Melissa Powell, Head of Strategy & Partnerships/Business for Peace at the UN Global Compact about the crucial role of the private sector in advancing peace. Business in Society reports on how business is changing lives through responsible and sustainable business. The half-hour programme presents experts and best practices on a range of corporate sustainability topics, drawing attention to private sector efforts to conduct business both ethically and profitably, and also address global challenges. http://www.businessinsociety.net