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Newsletter
Year 3, no. 14
September - October 2015

THE FOUNDATION

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, 38 organizations adhere to the Foundation as founders or participants.

NEWS

lente United Nations Member States adopted a Declaration on the Post–2015 Sustainable Development Goals

After intensive intergovernmental negotiations that brought in the viewpoints of civil society and business, UN Member States agreed to the full text of a document that ushers in a 15-year, 17-point plan for sustainable development.

“This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”, the declaration states. “It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”.

lente United Nations Private Sector Forum 2015 (New York, 26th of September 2015)

The “United Nations Private Sector Forum” will be held in New York on September 26th from 11.00 a.m. and hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Forum will be focused on the role of the private sector in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Convened in the context of the UN summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the interactive Forum is designed to increase understanding of efforts underway by the private sector and civil society, and provide a platform for the private sector to announce long-term goals and partnerships that will make an important contribution towards achieving sustainable development for all.

lente IMPACT: Transforming Business, Changing the World - The United Nations Global Compact

The Report “IMPACT: Transforming Business, Changing the World - The United Nations Global Compact” has been recently published by the Global Compact Office of New York. The document explains how the UN Global Compact calls on businesses to take action, and its place in the history of the modern corporate sustainability movement.

The Report then explores the role of the Global Compact in driving change by setting out 16 findings across three areas: 1. corporate practices; 2. the corporate operating environment; and 3. dominant worldviews.

lente Global Compact +15 Europe (Berlin, 13th-14th of October 2015)

Global Compact Local Networks in Europe, their participants and stakeholders will come together in Berlin, on October 13th-14th 2015, to discuss the future of corporate sustainability and the UN Global Compact in Europe. The meeting is convened in the context of several historic events in 2015: the UN Global Compact's 15th anniversary, the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate negotiations in Paris.
The conference will foster learning and dialogue between companies and with stakeholders from government, civil society, associations and other organizations. The event will feature various thematic and practical sessions, as well as high-level panel discussions.

lente Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale – 2015 Edition (October 6th and 7th, Milan)

Registration for the Salone della CSR e dell’Innovazione Sociale (CSR and Social Innovation Exhibition) is now open. The event will take place on October 6th and 7th in Milan, in the luxurious Grafton buidling located within Bocconi University, in Via Roentgen. The 2015 Edition, like its predecessers, is sponsored by Bocconi University, Unioncamere, the CSR Manager Network, the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives, the Solidalitas Foundation, and Koinètica.

The CSR – IS Exhibition will be an opportunity to promote how passion and inspiration are at the foundation of the choices made by responsible organizations. Passion is the initiative which leads the company to: choose sustainability; help the youth to travel towards training programs that focus on the values of Corporate Social Responsibility; and,  push the consumer to reward the most responsible organizations.

 

UPCOMING INITIATIVES
17
SEP
2015

“Business & Human Rights” Working-Group: upcoming meeting

The next appointment for the “Human Rights” Working-Group, given by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation, will take place on September 17th from 10.30am until 1.30pm at the offices of Edison, in Foro Buonaparte, 31 at Milan.

23
SEP
2015

"Anti-Corruption" Working-Group: start of the second phase of the thematic study

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... Read more...

 

24
SEP
2015

"Environment" Working-Group is home to the testimony of Expo SpA

The next meeting of the “Environment” Working-Group of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation will take place on the 24th of September, from 10.00am until 1.00pm in Milan.
The meeting is aimed at sharing the progress of the Report entitled "Making the case. Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services as tools... Read more...

1
OCT
2015

Presentation of the “TenP - Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform”

On October 1st, in Rome, the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation(GCNI Foundation) will re-present the TenP - Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform as part of the Conference "Ten Principles to responsibly manage the supply chain", which is included in the program of the Ninth Edition of...

5
OCT
2015

“Reporting” Working-Group: meeting on the topic of "identification and engagement tools for internal stakeholders"

After the study seminar held last July 7th which focused on "Mapping, selection and consultation tools for external stakeholders" in reference to the process of materiality analysis, the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Reporting" Working-Group will meet again on 5th October from 2.30pm to 5.30pm Read more...

29
OCT
2015

Training with Ernst & Young on Anti-Corruption issues

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) has set up a day of anti-corruption training on October 29th. The initiative is part of the activities of the GCNI Foundation "Anti-Corruption" Working-Group, but all of the companies adhering to the Global Compact Network Italy and with an interest in these issues have been invited to the meeting. Read more...

3
NOV
2015

Presentation of the Report “Making the case. Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services as tool for change”

Next November 3rd & 4th, the IV Edition of the General States of the Green Economy will be held at Ecomondo as initiative sponsored by the National Council of the Green Economy in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Economic Development.

NETWORK NEWS IN SHORT

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