United Nations Global Compact

MetLife Joins U.N. Global Compact

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:03am

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the worlds largest corporate sustainability initiative.

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  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the worlds largest corporate sustainability initiative.
  • Global Compact calls for companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
  • Global Compact will help us strengthen our commitment in the years ahead.
  • Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing U.N. goals and values through responsible corporate practices.

MetLife Becomes First U.S.-Based Life Insurer to Join U.N. Global Compact

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:30pm

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has become the first U.S.-based life insurer to join the United Nations Global Compact, the worlds largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Key Points: 
  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has become the first U.S.-based life insurer to join the United Nations Global Compact, the worlds largest corporate sustainability initiative.
  • Global Compact calls for companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
  • Sustainability is central to MetLifes efforts to build a more confident future for all our stakeholders, said MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf.
  • Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing U.N. goals and values through responsible corporate practices.

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:02pm

MOSCOW, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PhosAgro CEO and President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association Andrey Guryev took part in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PhosAgro CEO and President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association Andrey Guryev took part in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.
  • "Today the UN Global Compact is a global movement of 10,000 companies, 3,000 NGOs and 68 regional communities.
  • "Indeed, the UN SDGs and the principles of the Global Compact are a template for business growth, the foundations for interaction after COVID-19.
  • The success of companies in the field of sustainable development is therefore very relevant," said PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev in his speech.

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev Takes Part in UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2:59pm

MOSCOW, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PhosAgro CEO and President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association Andrey Guryev took part in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

Key Points: 
  • MOSCOW, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PhosAgro CEO and President of the Russian Fertilizer Producers Association Andrey Guryev took part in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.
  • "Today the UN Global Compact is a global movement of 10,000 companies, 3,000 NGOs and 68 regional communities.
  • "Indeed, the UN SDGs and the principles of the Global Compact are a template for business growth, the foundations for interaction after COVID-19.
  • The success of companies in the field of sustainable development is therefore very relevant," said PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev in his speech.

LONGi Founder and President, Li Zhenguo, joined business leaders at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders' Summit 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:42am

XI'AN, China, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders' Summit 2020 kicked off on 15th June, marking 20 years of uniting business for a better world.

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  • XI'AN, China, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders' Summit 2020 kicked off on 15th June, marking 20 years of uniting business for a better world.
  • LONGi is the only Chinese company involved in the Summit, which saw participation of over 10,000 companies from 156 countries.
  • We believe that clean energy, especially the development of photovoltaic power, will accelerate when the epidemic ends," Mr. Li Zhenguosaid.
  • This will achieve ecological restoration, turn deserts into oasis and achieve negative carbon development,"Mr. Li Zhenguo explained.

United Nations Global Compact And Russell Reynolds Associates Study Identifies Characteristics Of Sustainable Business Leaders

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact today launched the "Leadership for the Decade of Action" report in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading leadership advisory and search firm.

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  • NEW YORK, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact today launched the "Leadership for the Decade of Action" report in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading leadership advisory and search firm.
  • The report will be presented by Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact, and Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates, at the UN Global Compact 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit on 15 June.
  • Clarke Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates, said: "Sustainable leadership is not a 'nice to have'.
  • For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org
    About Russell Reynolds Associates Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm.

United Nations Global Compact And Russell Reynolds Associates Study Identifies Characteristics Of Sustainable Business Leaders

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact today launched the "Leadership for the Decade of Action" report in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading leadership advisory and search firm.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Global Compact today launched the "Leadership for the Decade of Action" report in collaboration with Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading leadership advisory and search firm.
  • The report will be presented by Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact, and Clarke Murphy, CEO, Russell Reynolds Associates, at the UN Global Compact 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit on 15 June.
  • Clarke Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates, said: "Sustainable leadership is not a 'nice to have'.
  • For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at unglobalcompact.org
    About Russell Reynolds Associates Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm.

BlackBerry Expands Commitment to the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

WATERLOO, ON, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has expanded its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • WATERLOO, ON, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has expanded its commitment to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • As part of its commitment BlackBerry is investing in initiatives that enable access to clean water for the global communities the company serves.
  • "The Sustainable Development Goals provide businesses with guidance to translate the world's needs and ambitions into business solutions.
  • It is not possible to have a strong, functioning business in a world of increasing inequality, poverty, and climate change," said Ayman Chowdhury, Head of Secretariat at United Nations Global Compact Network Canada.

CGI awarded Gold recognition in the EcoVadis sustainability rating for third year in a row

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 1:30pm

EcoVadis is one of the world's most trusted business sustainability rating agencies, helping companies ensure collaboration with socially responsible and ethical partners.

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  • EcoVadis is one of the world's most trusted business sustainability rating agencies, helping companies ensure collaboration with socially responsible and ethical partners.
  • This achievement places CGI among the top 5% companies for sustainability performance in four categories: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
  • The EcoVadis Gold rating recognizes CGI's longstanding tradition of collaborating with clients to improve the well-being of communities through technology and the engagement of its 78,000 consultants and other professionals.
  • The EcoVadis Gold rating follows CGI's decision to join the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

Lear Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:00pm

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative.

Key Points: 
  • SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, has joined the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative.
  • "We are proud to join other companies in 166 countries in the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world," said Ray Scott, Lear President and CEO.
  • We are excited to support these ongoing efforts with our commitment and participation in the UN Global Compact."
  • Becoming a signatory to the UN Global Compact is just one aspect of Lear's overall dedication to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and ethical governance.