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Ms. Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact since 2015. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms. Kingo was Chief of Staff, Executive Vice-President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S. Before her appointment to this position she held office at NovoZymes A/S for 12 years. The chairman of the ...

António Guterres. UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’

António Guterres is the ninth UN Secretary General and the third Chairman of the Board of the UN Global Compact. From the earliest days of the initiative, the first person of the Organization oversees private sector cooperation with the UN throughout the world. And the role of this dialogue at the highest level only increases. Guterrish is not ...

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Presentation-Reception on Behalf of the Russian Business Delegation

13 March 2019 18:30 | Trademark hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Registration is open. The presentation-reception is arranged by the Russian business delegation under the aegis of the Global Compact Local Network Russia within the 4th session of the UN Environment Assemply. The thematic meeting is aimed at familiarizing stakeholders with innovative practices of Russian business in the field of environmental protection, climate, cleaning water ecosystems from microplastics, etc., in partnership with scientific...

High-level Business Breakfast with the Participation of the Russian Business Delegation

13 March 2019 8:00-10:00 | Delegates restaurant (UN Complex Gigiri), Nairobi, Kenya The breakfast is a part of a program of the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly. Main theme : Business Contribution to Innovative Solutions of Environmental Challenges in the context of SDGs: sharing experience and exploring new opportunities Main speakers and partners: RUSAL, Polymetal, En+, Nordgold, Inter IKEA Group, UN-Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Embassy of the...

Lise Kingo Annual Letter to the UN Global Compact Participants

Dear UN Global Compact participant, I am writing to thank you for your participation in the United Nations Global Compact, and to ask for your leadership in creating a “Year of Tipping Points”. The value of universal principles It was 20 years ago this ...

Russian Business in the Context of Sustainable Development

On 13 December 2018 in the ‘Argymenty i Fakty’ press center there was hold a final press conference devoted to 70 years of the UN in Russia and 10 years of the UN Global Compact Network in Russia. UN family in Russia, including today almost 20 bodies, celebrated its 70 th anniversary of work in Russia which started with opening of the UN Information Center in 1948. Being challenged with numerous conflicts ...

Corporate Volunteering for the SDGs

On November 28, 2018 at the open session of the International Forum ‘Corporate Volunteering: Business and Society’ National Council on Corporate Volunteering and the UN Global Compact Network Russia signed an Agreement on Cooperation regarding development of volunteering for the SDGs. Volunteering effect, its impact is what the UN has been lately taken very carefully. The Organization perceives volunteering as ...

2018 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

26-28 November 2018 | Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland The central theme of the 2018 Forum is “Business respect for human rights – building on what works”. The annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the global platform for yearly stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts to move the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights from paper to practice. The central theme of the 2018 Forum is “Business respect for human rights – building on what works”. The programme also features...

Sustainable Development. Role of Russia. Presentation of Topical SDGs Research Projects

... methodology of reaching them, to transformation of business strategies and business models, as well as to measuring specific practical results both from the position of socio-economic effects and growth and development of business itself in global economy. UN Global Compact Local Network (UNGC) jointly with RSPP and other key partners suggests using the UNGC platform (international UN initiative for business on sustainable development) as one of the tools of real carful joint work in this direction. Alexander ...

Business for Peace

... exchange experience and search for systemic solutions for business in the area of humanitarian action and peacemaking. The Forum ‘Business for Peace’ was established at the initiative of then-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, and supported by the UN Global Compact Action Platform ‘Business for Peace’ .Business for Peace is a platform of close to 150 leading companies and business associations from 37 countries dedicated to catalyzing collaborative action to advance peace. Four previous sessions ...

UNGC Local Network Russia Provided with an Observer Status to the UN Environment Assembly

The Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ was successfully accredited to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment and was added to the List of Accredited Organizations with Observer Status to UN Environment. Accreditation provides non-governmental organizations with observer status to the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies according to Rule 70 of the rules of procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UN Environment. Accreditation will bring many advantages...

Sustainability – Future of Business. Global Compact Local Networks Meeting

Regional meeting of UNGC Local Networks, bringing together representatives of Europe, Middle East and North America, in 2018 took place in Dubrovnik on October 21 – 24 by the initiative and with the support of the UNGC Local Network Croatia. Local Networks meeting are traditionally preceded by thematic conferences. The one in Dubrovnik was called ‘Sustainability- Future of Business’ and was run jointly by the GC Local Network Croatia and Croatian Employers' Association (HUP), president of which...

UN and Russian Business: Framework and Prospects for Cooperation

On October 18, Russian UNGC Local Network and UN Information Center in Moscow organized a joint roundtable devoted to celebrate the 70th UN Anniversary in Russia and to the topic of Russian business cooperation with the worldwide Organization. UN Global Compact is not only an initiative and a business platform, but also an intermediary for private sector, business and the UN system. UNGC Local Network believes that this role needs to be strengthened in order to better understand in what way ...

UN and Russian Business: Framework and Prospects for Cooperation

18 October 2018, 13:30 | "Argumenty i Facty" press-centre, 42, Myasnitskaya street Roundtable, organized by the UN Global Compact Local Network in Russia and the UN Information Center in Moscow, is held to celebrate 70 years of the UN in Russia, and also in relation to special attention paid by the UN to cooperation with private sector all over the world, which ...

Long Week – Meaningful Results. Sustainable Development Week 2018 is over

... Natural Resources. SDW-2018 programme, as well as the programme of the events in the direction ‘Supporting Change’ was opened by the expert roundtable ‘Best Corporate Sustainability Practices’ in Agency of Strategic Initiatives. Experts of the UN Global Compact Local Network, Donors Forum, MCCI, companies SUEK, Nornickel , Deloitte, Segezha Group took part in the roundtable. Participants shared their groundwork, best practices and sustainability and CSR solutions, as well as suggested a number ...

Joining efforts! UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit – an annual flagship event of the initiative – took place in New York on 24 September 2018 under the motto ‘Joining Efforts for the World We Want’. The Summit traditionally makes part of more than a week-long programme ...

UNGC Local Network Russia Board Composition Updated

On September, 27 the United Nations representation in Moscow (UN House in Moscow) hosted the General Meeting of the Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’, key result of which has become the updated Board Composition. General Meeting agenda also contained several other issues that require approval of the superior governance body of the Association. Thus, the general Meeting confirmed the results of activities of the Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ in 2016 – 2017...

Sakhalin Energy Named Among the Most Active Global Compact LEAD Participants

As announced at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 on September 24, Sakhalin Energy was called among the highest-engaged participants of Global Compact LEAD – the largest leadership programme on corporate sustainability under the framework of the UN Global Compact....

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018

24 September 2018 | UN Headquarters, New York, USA "Uniting for the World We Want!". The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2018 is devoted to evaluation of progress in Agenda 2030 achievement. Three years in to the 2030 Agenda, we have seen many stakeholders step up to the challenge. Businesses continue to find new ways to pursue the global ...

IMPACT STYLE. New Issue of the UNGC Local Network Russia Digest

... understand our own mechanic, and to reduce the number of declarative appeals for the sake of specific actions, projects and programmes. We felt reciprocity, we saw how doubts, caution and skepticism are overcome. We also felt how a community of Russian UN Global Compact participants is step by step adjusting to a new phase of its self-identification, becoming closer in a lest of values adheres – and Sustainable Development Goals. How new connections and horizons are formed, that are based at mutual ...

Global Compact – Global Goals. Best Practices

Global Goals Yearbook 2018 of the UN Global Compact (previously Annual Best Practice Connection) has been released. Its major topic is a new form of partnership between the public and the private sector as well as the civil society, boosted by the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement, and ...

Business and SDGs. Youth quiz-hackathon

... participants in finding difference between businesses, committed to corporate responsibility values but acting inside their community or territory, and companies involved in global agenda of SDGs. In particular, methodological differences promoted by UN Global Compact which emphasises the necessity of business models transformation (apart from corporate responsibility) in favor of sustainable development and implementation of technological and media innovations as well as mental ones aimed at formation ...

Krasnodar. A Course on Integrating the SDGs into Strategies of Business and Authorities

... other largest corporations out of those already following the SDGs. It means that business notices evident advantages in participation in a global partnership for sustainable development. ‘In particular, due to the involvement into activities of the UN Global Compact, business receives new incentives and growth points, in particular opportunities to attract additional financial resources from international investors, innovative tools of forming sustainable business-models. Moreover, presence of responsible ...

Elena Feoktistova. Farther away from the brink

That is a very important thing - what we once created, works for the good without us. What I'm doing now is certainly inspiring. The content, amazing meetings, people who leave a mark on your soul and life... Elena , you are a person who oversees the development of the Global Compact Local Network in Russia practically from the very beginning. Was it difficult to launch it and implement in Russia? What were the values and mission perceived at that time? I did not just watch, we were all in the...

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Lise Kingo. Age of man

... know that together we can improve lives of billions of people. We all have a motivation to become a part of a global movement. Speaking about her motives Lise shows a photo of her son. It is an honour and a privilege to take over the leadership of the UN Global Compact. I have a long-standing passion for sustainability and extensive experience working to link values and principles with global business strategy and practices. I am thrilled by the challenge of taking forward the UN Global Compact and ...

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Larisa Ovchinnikova. Business needs to learn how to use Global Compact as an instrument of sustainable development

Today business is considered responsible if it encourages positive impacts through their activities on the environment, stakeholders, consumers and communities apart from making profit and using resources in its own interests. POSITION IN GLOBAL COMPACT Chair of the Board of the Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Expert in the sphere of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculties of geography...

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Welcome to Global Compact 3.0.

... United Nations Global Compact. I am writing to thank you for your support of the United Nations Global Compact, and to ask you to embrace our next leadership phase — “Global Compact 3.0”. Amid geopolitical and other worldwide uncertainties, the UN Global Compact represents one of the true beacons for a more sustainable and secure world. Our Ten Principles have never been more important — providing an ethical and business framework to help the private sector generate valuewhile reinforcing ...

The main results - 2017. Strategy - 2018

... extremely difficult, and I will highlight only a few areas and examples. The first. International cooperation at the Global Compact site. We have begun active work on the synchronization of the projects of the Association and the main office of the UN Global Compact, including taking into account the new Strategy for the Initiative, which comes into force on January 1, 2018. In 2017, we paid special attention to the main relevant materials of the Global Compact. For the first time, a system project ...

Gavin Power. Moral compass of a businessman

... responsibility as a part of their philosophy only take the first steps towards global sustainability. To make SDGs a success businesses are to be actively engaged in shaping innovative state, civil and commercial strategies of development. Gavin Power, UN Global Compact Executive Vice President and Chief of sustainable development and international affairs, provided insight into the role and some practical aspects of SDGs. Global business, including Russian companies, sees SDGs as milestones for developing ...

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John Elkington. Challenge of Tomorrow

... analysis, predicting the global market valuations in just four clusters of the SDGs could reach $12 trillion a year by 2030. Our work has involved exploring some of the business models that can help deliver that market value. It is claimed that the UN Global Compact’s Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs Action Platform will connect companies that are no strangers to sustainability thinking with some of the world’s leading exceptional thinkers and innovators. How will it happen? The foundation ...

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Regional Meeting of the UN GC Local Networks

On October 26 – 27 a traditional meeting of the European Local Networks of the UN Global Compact took place in Rome, Italy, in with the Russian Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ also participated. The day before, on October 25, participants of the regional meeting received an opportunity to join the work ...

New World Order. Global Compact perspective

During the 19 th World Festival of Youth and Students, Marina Vashukova, the executive director of the Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’, took part in the discussion of the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, devoted to the new world order and to the role of international organizations in its formation. She presented the Global Compact perspective to the new world order: ‘Such a version might seem an idealized one…Yes, it indeed combines the elements of utopia and dream. Nevertheless...

Benefits
Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.