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Year 3, no. 13
July - August 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.


lenteLise Kingo succeeds George Kell as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

On 25th of June 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Lise Kingo as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.  She will succeed Georg Kell, who retires later this year after over 25 years of service to the United Nations.

lenteResults of the event “Global Compact +15: Business as a Force for Good”

On 23rd and 24th of June 2015, the “Global Compact +15: Business as a Force for Good” was held in New York City. The event, organised in over a dozen specialised meetings, culminated with a plenary session in the UN General Assembly Hall on 25th of June. The GA session brought together over 1,000 global leaders  from businessGovernment and civil society to take stock of fifteen years of corporate sustainability, and to map out pathways for the future.

lenteThe Global Compact Network Italy Foundation has published its second Activities Report

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s second Activities Report is now available on-line covering the period 1st January 2014 till 31st December 2014. The Report functions as an important information-giving and external communication tool on the Foundation’s aims, on how far the initiatives that make up its program activities have been implemented, and the results achieved in the reporting year. The Report also proposes a preliminary study on the United Nations Global Compact as a reference framework for any of the Foundation’s initiatives. The document contains an interactive index and is also available in English. For more information, write to: info@globalcompactnetwork.org

lente“Environment” Working Group: activities update

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s (GCNI Foundation) "Environment" Working Group is engaged in the production of a report on the results of in-depth corporate case studies implemented within the Group on "Ecosystem services in business management". This report offers the Working Group’s first definitive output and aims to provide a learning opportunity to all stakeholders interested (firms, readers, case writes, auditors) along with the production of new knowledge about the practical implementation of the management and protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) by companies as well as the results which emerge. Read more...

lenteThe UN Global Compact’s new website is online

The United Nations Global Compact’s (UNGC) website (www.unglobalcompact.org) was recently revamped in order to reach a wider audience by updating the writing style and heightening the visual appeal. The portal is now characterized by a new approach in terms of content organization and new features that enable greater findability of content. In the coming months, the Global Compact will explore new ways to better feature the content and material provided by Local Networks. Read more...

lenteFinance and CSR, a fusion of two worlds

The transition to a new corporate culture where finance and corporate social responsibility will no longer speak different languages. This is the added value of the directive that will obligate about six thousand European companies with over 500 employees to communicate information of a social and environmental character as well as economic information, based on what has emerged in the course of the round-table discussion about Directive 2014/95/UE which took place on 5th June during the presentation of Acea’s Sustainability Report 2014.


"Reporting" Working Group: meeting on "Mapping, selection and consultation tools for external stakeholders"

Another meeting of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Reporting" Working Group is scheduled for 7th July. The meeting will take place in web mode and will focus on "Mapping, selection and consultation tools for external stakeholders" in reference to the analysis of materiality process. Read more...


Upcoming meeting of the "Human Rights" Working Group

The next meeting of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Human Rights" Working Group will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd from 10.00 a.m. till 1.00 p.m. at the Edison headquarters, in Foro Buonaparte 31 in Milan. At the meeting, a training package focusing on: Human Rights: key concepts; Business & Human Rights: an introduction; Business & Human Rights in practice; The management of Human Rights in firms will be presented. Read more...


"Anti-Corruption" Working Group: start of the second phase of the study about anti-corruption

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Anti-Corruption" Working Group will meet again on September 23rd via web (webinar). The start of the second phase of the sharing of business practices on topics deemed sensitive in the fight against corruption will take place in the meeting. Read more...



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