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Year 3, no. 11
March - April 2015


The Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) was established in 2002 to contribute to the development in Italy of the "Global Compact", a project designed to promote the culture of corporate citizenship launched, in 1999, by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan.

Considering this objective, the Network operates as an information platform, giving support and coordination to Italian companies and organizations which resolve to share, support and employ a whole range of universal principles in matters of human rights, labour, environment and the fight against corruption, thereby contributing to the accomplishment of "a more wide-ranging and sustainable global economy".

In June 2013, the GCNI became legally established as the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation.

Currently, 39 organizations adhere to the Foundation as founders or participants.


lenteGCNI Foundation and UNGC signed the MoU 2015

In the light of the workprogram carried out by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) and its results which were filed during 2014, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) was renewed on 27th February. The MoU was signed by George Kell as Executive Director of the UNGC and Marco Frey as Chairman of the GCNI.

lenteNew members of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation, which met on February 19th reviewed and accepted the membership applications submitted to the Foundation by Officinae Verdi and Unicheck s.r.l. (for "Founder" status). The first firm is an SME which is active in the alternative energy sector; the second one is a micro enterprise that provides IT services for anti-counterfeiting, traceability and communication between producers and consumers. To view the current list of companies and organizations that are members of the Foundation, click here

lenteActivities Report 2014: work in progress

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation is engaged in the production of its second Report on Activities intended for the Global Compact Office in New York, all organizations subscribing to the Foundation, the Foundation’s partner organizations and its internal and external stakeholders. The Report, which is published on an annual basis, is emerging as an important tool for information-giving and communication on the aims of the Foundation, the system of governance and the people involved as staff and external collaborators, the Foundation’s members and participants, but especially on the state of implementation of the initiatives that make up the activities program of the Foundation and on the results achieved during the year of reference.

lenteMeeting to present the 2015 work program

On March 3rd a web-meeting aimed at presenting the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s work program for 2015 was held. Representatives of companies and organizations who are "Founding Members" and "Participants" of the Foundation took part in the meeting. In addition there were delegates from companies and organizations are not members but who are interested in knowing more about the Foundation's work in order to consider a future participation in the Italian Network of the Global Compact.

lente"Environment” Working Group: update on activities

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation "Environment" Working Group met again on March 2nd. The meeting was held via web video-conference between the FEEM - Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation headquarters in Milan and that of eni in Rome. The meeting was also attended by two researchers from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa and two representatives from the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) which deals with the strategy for resource mobilization for global biodiversity, for the necessary connections at national level and the role of the private sector in the aforementioned strategy. Among the items on the agenda, there was the sharing of two new testimonies (Italcementi and the Cariplo Foundation) which focused on "The ecosystem services in business management".

lenteUN Global Compact Welcome Meeting 2015

The UN Global Compact Welcome Meeting 2015 was held on Monday, February 16th, from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. It was sponsored by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) and intended to be for all the Italian companies and organizations that have joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in the last two years. The meeting, held in web mode, was an opportunity for a discussion and a comparison about the following points: the objectives of the UNGC; commitments and opportunities for UNGC members; operational aspects of participating in the Global Compact (e.g. producing Communications on Progress/on Engagement - COP/COE, use of the Global Compact logos, etc.); the UNGC work program at global level. The GCNI Foundation will hold the event every year.
To request the material from the meeting, write to: info@globalcompactnetwork.org

lenteResearch “CSR Manager: professional paths and career perspectives”

How do CSR Managers see their role nowadays and how do they expect it will change tomorrow? The CSR Manager Network promoted the research “Il ruolo del CSR Manager: Vissuti professionali e prospettive future” (CSR Manager: professional paths and career perspectives), in cooperation with ALTIS Graduate School Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The research studied the professional and educative background of CSR Managers, the characteristics of the job and career prospects.


Meeting of the TenP Project Partners

The companies participating as partners in the TenP - Sustainable Supply-Chain Self-Assessment Platform project (A2A, Acea, Ansaldo STS, Edison, eni, Italcementi Group, Nestlé Italiana, Sofidel) will meet on March 19th in Rome. The meeting will be held in the morning and will be kindly hosted by Acea S.p.A. The firms are meeting with the dual objective of taking stock of the situation after the first three months of the... Read more...


Anti-Corruption "Working Group: new meeting with the Antitrust Authority

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) will meet the Antitrust Authority for a discussion about Legality Ratings on 9th April in Rome. The focus will be on the changes made to the Legality Ratings following the recent public consultation in which the Foundation participated by sending its own contribution. The event will be hosted by FederUtility. Read more...


“Reporting” Working Group meeting

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation "Reporting" Working Group will meet again on Tuesday, April 21st at the FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei headquarters in Milan. The Working Group is engaged in a course of study on how to implement the principle of materiality in the processes of corporate sustainability reporting and the analysis of the potential that this instrument can have in terms of integrating sustainability... Read more...



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