Past Event Reports 2017

Workshop: Human Rights Due Diligence and Reporting
13 June 2017

In partnership with SHIFT and WBCSD, the UNGC UK Network held a one day workshop in Johannesburg focused on Human Rights Due Diligence and Reporting. The workshop provided a training tailored to the needs of UNGC UK and WBCSD members with operations or suppliers in Africa. Participants learned about their organisation’s responsibility to respect human rights and familiarized with a number of key tools to prioritise, manage and report publicly on salient human rights and to embed the UN Guiding Principles throughout their organisations. This workshop was part of a larger DFID-funded initiative started in December 2016 to advance human rights reporting as a driver of improved corporate performance in the area of respect for human rights.


Workshop: Communicating Progress: The Essentials
22 May 2017

The UN Global Compact Network UK repeated its half-day training workshop on how to draft a Communication on Progress (COP) that complies with the UN Global Compact’s reporting requirements and effectively communicates with your company’s stakeholders. Presenters discussed COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation. This workshop is aimed at people producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.


Event: UK Launch of WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool
17 May 2017

The UN Global Compact Network UK and BSR organized an event to introduce the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool and to explore the WEPs in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through an exercise participants were invited to discuss about SDG 5 and its links with the other SDGs. The exercise was followed by the presentation of the WEPs Gender Gap Analysis Tool from BSR and the experience of RELX Group in piloting the Tool.


Roundtable: EU Conflict Minerals Regulation and the Implications for UK Companies 
29 March 2017

With the passage of the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation, the UK Network organised an event to inform members about the current state of play with regards to this new legislation and the implications it will have for UK companies.

This event was a small roundtable with two key speakers:
1) Michael Gibb, Campaign Leader, Conflict Resources, Global Witness and
2) Rein Nieland, Policy Officer, European Commission –  DG Trade


Roundtable: Children in Humanitarian Crises – What Business can do
7 March 2017

The UN Global Compact Network UK organised a small roundtable on children in humanitarian crises. Discussions were centred on the recent joint UN Global Compact/Unicef guidance publication, ‘Children in Humanitarian Crises: What Business Can Do’. The panel consisted of a representative from UNGC and Unicef and Pearson talking about what their business is doing to protect children in emergencies.


Event: Ring the Bell for Gender Equality
7 March 2017

The UN Global Compact Network UK  joined forces with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, the London Stock Exchange, Principles for Responsible Investment, Rosa UK, Women in ETFs and the IFC Treasury to ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ at the London Stock Exchange on 7 March to mark International Women’s Day.


Workshop: ‘Communicating Progress: The Essentials’
19 January 2017

The UN Global Compact Network UK repeated its half-day training workshop on how to draft a Communication on Progress (COP) that complies with the UN Global Compact’s reporting requirements and effectively communicates with your company’s stakeholders. Presenters discussed COP requirements, materiality, links to GRI, data collection/metrics and effective presentation. This workshop is aimed at people producing their first COP and always receives very positive reviews from participants.