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Newsletter
Year 3, no. 15
November - December 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, 42 organizations adhere to the Foundation as founders or participants.

NEWS

lente“MAKING THE CASE. Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services as a tool for change”: the latest publication by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation

The Report “MAKING THE CASE. Business, biodiversity and ecosystem services as a tool for change” was presented on 3rd November, at the IV edition of the States General of the Green Economy (Ecomondo, Rimini Fiera). This document was produced by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and with the support of Terna SpA. Previously, the publication had been launched at an international level at the II EU B@B Platform Annual Conference held in Brussels on 27th October.

lenteCOP21: Paris, 30th November – 11th December

The XXI Conference of the parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will meet in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015
The COP is the highest decision-making body of the UNFCCC and all the countries that have subscribed to the Convention are represented in it. The first COP was held in Berlin in 1995 and has since met annually unless otherwise defined by the Parties. Important occasions leading up to Paris in 2015 were: COP3 where the Kyoto Protocol was adopted; COP 11 during which the Action Plan of Montreal was produced; COP15 in Copenhagen, where the signing of the agreement for the approval of the Kyoto Protocol was postponed to 2015; and lastly, COP17 in Durban, where the Green Climate Fund was created.

lenteThe Global Compact Network Italy Foundation participates in the Global Compact Network Italy IV Annual Forum of the United Nations on "Business and Human Rights"

The UN Working Group on "Business and Human Rights" convened the IV Annual Forum of the United Nations on “Business and Human Rights” to take stock of the current challenges and discuss ways for a broader, more effective implementation of the “UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”. The Forum focused on the following points:

lenteEuropean Local Networks gather for Annual Regional Meeting

Immediately following the Global Compact+15 Europe  event, more than 20 Global Compact Networks from Europe gathered in Berlin, on October 13th and 14th, for the Local Networks Regional Meeting. European networks learned more about current initiatives, available resources and future events, as well as explored opportunities for greater engagement between Local Networks and Global Compact LEAD. Companies also spent time identifying challenges and possible solutions for increasing engagement among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

lenteThe Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Business & Human Rights" Working Group tries out the new training package

The latest meeting of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s "Business & Human Rights" Working Group (GCNI Foundation) was held on 12th November at the Maire Tecnimont headquarters  in Milan. The day was divided into two parts:

lenteUpdate on the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s “Anti-corruption” Working Group activities

On 29th October the training day on the fight against corruption in firms was held at the headquarters of Siemens in Milan which was organized by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation and delivered by Ernst&Young experts on the subject.
The event enjoyed an extensive and lively participation of Network members, having been extended to participants outside the "Anti-Corruption" Working Group.
The day began with a welcome message from Siemens and then continued with the main "lecture" and debate among the participants.

lenteThe States General of the Green Economy concluded its fourth edition. The green companies as a qualifying part of the Italian economy

The Green Economy Italian Companies became a decisive and qualifying part of the national economy. This message emerged during the States General of the Green Economy, concluded on the 4th of November in Rimini, during the initiative Ecomondo-Key Energy-Cooperambiente.
In addition to Gian Luca Galletti, Minister for the Environment, more than 70 speakers participated, among which many international experts, and more than 2800 registrations to the venue. Moreover we take into account all the followers of the live streaming.

UPCOMING INITIATIVES
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DEC
2015

GCNI Foundation/UNHCR Webinar on the role of firms in dealing with the humanitarian crisis of refugees

During the Private Sector Forum hosted in New York on 26th September 2015, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon called for companies, especially those that have joined the Global Compact, to contribute in giving a prompt, practical and supportive response to the humanitarian crisis that we are... Read more...

 
DEC
2015

“Reporting” Working Group: meeting on “How to use the results of the materiality analysis for strategic-management purposes”

The next meeting of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s “Reporting” Working Group will be held in web mode by the end of the year. The meeting will focus on “How to use the results of the materiality analysis for strategic-management purposes”. Read more...

NETWORK NEWS IN SHORT

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