Past Event Reports 2017

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.