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Newsletter
Year 4, no. 19
July - August 2016

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

NEWS

lenteOutcomes of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016

The Leaders Summit 2016 was held in New York on 22nd and 23rd June. It is an event that is sponsored by the United Nations Global Compact every three years and aimed at the top positions (Presidents, CEO, Top Managers) in the firms and organizations that are part of the UN initiative. The Leaders Summit is generally an opportunity for a high-profile debate on the progress and development of the UN Global Compact throughout the world.

lenteUNGC and GRI strengthen their cooperation towards a new era of the SDGs

The United Nations Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding which defines an ongoing collaboration between the two organizations over the next three years. The collaboration, in general, will be aimed at reinforcing the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

lenteUN Global Compact Library: “The UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting, Crucially"

The White Paper “The UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals: Connecting, Crucially", recently published by the United Nations Global Compact, illustrates the philosophical and practical connections between the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This White Paper draws an important philosophical line in the sand in relation to the crucial importance of principles, especially the UN Global Compact Ten Principles.

lenteThe 2030 Agenda and the Sustainability Goals

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation is one of the organizers of the seminar "The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainability Goals" to be held on 5th October from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of the 2016 edition of the CSR and Social Innovation Fair.

 

lenteGCNI Foundation participated along with CSR Manager Network and Sodalitas Foundation in a public consultation on the implementation of EU Directive on non-financial reporting

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation participated, along with the CSR Manager Network and the Sodalitas Foundation, in a public consultation on the implementation of Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22nd October 2014 amending the Directive 2013/34/EU as regards the communication of non-financial information and of information about diversity on the part of certain companies and certain groups of large firms.

lenteHitachi’s Hans Daems and Enel’s Marina Migliorato elected as Chair and Vice-Chair of CSR Europe

Last 30 June, in Brussels, CSR Europe has elected a New Chair and Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors who will serve for the coming three years until CSR Europe’s General Assembly in 2019.

lenteCSR Manager Network joins WBCSD’s Global Network

The Italian organization, working in over 100 associated companies, is the country partner of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Global Network, made up of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide, united by a shared commitment to provide business leadership for sustainable development in their respective countries and regions.

UPCOMING INITIATIVES
19
SEP
2016

UNGC Private Sector Forum 2016

2016 is a year of action: the United Nations, Governments, Business and Civil Society are coming together to jump-start progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s UN Private Sector Forum (September 19th 2016, New York) is focused on the role of business in advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability.

26
SEP
2016

Save the Date: Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum

On 26 September the first edition of the Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum will be held in Venice on the initiative of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation. The meeting has been devised to be an important opportunity for a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role that the private sector is called upon to play in support of the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

14
OCT
2016

“Anti-Corruption” Working Group: upcoming meeting

The Global Compact Network Italy Foundation’s “Anti-Corruption” Working Group will meet again on 14th October in Rome. The meeting will focus on: “The management of relations with public administration.

NETWORK NEWS IN SHORT

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