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Year 4, no. 21
November - December 2016


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.


lenteThe number of SMEs active in the Italian Global Compact Network continues to grow

In October 2016 two new small and medium enterprises, Intesys Srl and Rebaioli SpA, became part of the Italian Network of the Global Compact Foundation (GCNI Foundation) coordinated by the Global Compact Network Italy. The first one is a Technological Digital Agency based in Verona. The second one is a firm located in the province of Brescia and involved in the construction of power lines, telecommunication towers and technological systems in general.

lenteCall for good practice: Collection of business experiences and practices related to the Sustainable Development Goals

With the aim of giving value to, illustrating and expanding knowledge with respect to the private sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) has launched the "Collection of experiences and business practices related to the Sustainable Development Goals" project.

lente"The 2030 Agenda and non-financial corporate reporting": the outcomes of the meeting held on the occasion of the States General of the Green Economy

With over 2,000 participants, 1,500 users for the live stream, about 80 Italian and international speakers, on 9th November at Ecomondo - Rimini Fair - the fifth edition of the States General of the Green Economy in Italy drew to a close. The introductory session on 8th November morning was about the presentation of the Report on the State of the Green Economy dedicated to the Italian green economy in Europe and in the world in addition to other authoritative sources and the presence of the Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti.

lentePartnership Passport: Your Journey in Partnering with the UN

The UN Global Compact is calling on companies everywhere to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with the UN, governments and civil society. The Partnership Passport is your guide to finding new partnerships and enhancing existing ones. With 10 inspiring examples of UN-Business collaboration, tips to plan your own partnerships, and directions for finding UN partners to work with, your journey awaits you.


UN Global Compact and GCNI Foundation promotion activities

In the final months of 2016, the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation) will be engaged in the UN Global Compact and GCNI promotion or, more generally, to make its own contribution in the context of national and international initiatives organized by partner agencies and aimed at a deepening study of sustainability issues, to the production of new knowledge or the sharing of good practices.


Meeting of the Founding Members of the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation

The representatives of the firms and organizations subscribing to the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation as "Founding Members" will meet again on 30th November (3.30pm-5.30pm) in Milan.



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