UNGC to engage young business professionals in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Young professionals seen as key to driving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 1 February 2019 — The United Nations Global Compact today announced two initiatives to engage young business professionals in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme will activate future business leaders to rethink…

5 ways to create a strong sustainability culture

Executives often say they want to do more about sustainability and climate change, but that it seems impossible. On a personal level, it can feel that way for us all because climate action requires the most complex (and intriguing) of behavioral challenges: to become more proactive; prevent undesired futures; and create better futures. Truly, one person…

Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business

PDF: http://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/publications/Human-Rights_The-Foundation-of-Sustainable-Business.pdf The report highlights examples of Local Networks and UN Global Compact participating companies taking action to advance human rights around the world UNITED NATIONS, Geneva, 26 November 2018 — In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact has released a new report —…

The Interactive Map for Business of Anti-Human Trafficking Organisations (Modern Slavery Map)

See at: modernslaverymap.org Given the rapid development of initiatives aimed at helping businesses fight human trafficking, the Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking (GBCAT), the RESPECT Initiative (comprised of Babson College’s Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)), and the United Nations…

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

C&A Foundation announced $1.5 million in funding for five circular fashion initiatives worldwide to bridge the gap in implementing circular business models throughout the global apparel value chain. This investment in these pilots follows the foundation’s 2017 request for proposals. Last December the corporate foundation of international retail chain C&A earmarked nearly $1.8 million for…

Dünya İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği Günü

“İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği birçok sanayi kuruluşu ve sektör kapsamında -sadece İK fonksiyonlarında değil üretim süreçlerinde de- etkileşim gücü yüksek bir “sürdürülebilirlik önceliği” oluşturmaktadır. Gerek beyaz yaka gerekse de mavi yaka çalışan profili için (kurumsal yapının tüm katmanlarında) oluşturulan İSG kapsamı, yaşam kalitesini arttıracak, kültürel ve toplumsal gelişimi sağlayacak bir #sürdürülebilirlik bileşeni olarak düşünülmelidir. Ülkemizde…

Why human resources is your sustainability ally

Numerous studies have demonstrated the value that Millennials and Gen Z put on finding purpose in their work — although in fact this point applies to workers of all ages. Companies are still adapting to the expectations of new hires seeking to make a positive impact through their careers, and they are increasingly tasked by…

OECD’nin Daha İyi Yaşam Endeksi’nde Türkiye son sırada

OECD’nin 35 üye ülke ile Rusya, Brezilya ve Güney Afrika’yı dahil ederek hazırladığı “Daha İyi Yaşam Endeksi” açıklandı. 38 ülke arasında en iyi yaşam endeksine sahip Hollanda çıktı. Türkiye ise listenin son sırasında yer aldı. Ayrıca Türkiye haftalık 50 saat ve üzeri çalışanların toplam çalışanlara oranının en yüksek olduğu ülke çıktı. Endekse göre, Türkiye uzun…