UNODC – 22 May 2013
The private sector in India is vibrant and growing - accounting for a large share of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Around 25 per cent of the GDP can be attributed to public procurement, with the private sector being a main supplier of goods and services. In light of the emerging and growing role of the private sector, the impact of corruption within this sector has become of increasing concern to Indian society.
UNEP – 21 May 2013
"Doing More and Better with Less" Just One Click Away
UN News Centre – 15 May 2013
The United Nations today warned that economic losses from disasters have spun out of control and called on the world’s business community to incorporate disaster risk management to their investment strategies to avoid further losses.
UNISDR – 15 May 2013
The United Nations today issued a stark warning to the world's business community that economic losses linked to disasters are "out of control" and will continue to escalate unless disaster risk management becomes a core part of business investment strategies.
UN News Centre – 08 May 2013
A United Nations expert group today urged global clothing brands to work with Bangladesh, international organizations and civil society to improve working conditions in the country’s garment sector, following the collapse last month of a factory that left hundreds dead and wounded.
UNEP – 07 May 2013
By Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, and Barbara Maxwell, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the TEEB for Business Coalition
UN News Centre – 06 May 2013
In the wake of the deadly tragedy at a garment factory in Bangladesh, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today challenged the United Nations Global Compact to strengthen its engagement in promoting safe and sustainable employment and opportunity.
UN News Centre – 02 May 2013
Despite progress and innovation in key sectors of the United States’ economy, too many loopholes remain to adequately protect human rights from adverse business practices, a group of United Nations independent experts today warned.
11 February 2013
UNODC is working with businesses to encourage the development of anti-corruption policies that are aligned with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and that strengthen transparency and accountability. As part of these efforts, a certificate programme of the interactive 'The Fight Against Corruption' e-learning tool was recently launched.
WME Environment Business Magazine, Year in Review 2012 – 21 January 2013
The business case for valuing natural capital has gathered momentum this year, as have concerns over the ability of government to effectively manage Australia’s eco assets, writes Paula Wallace.
WME Environment Business Magazine – 22 August 2012
There’s a new global standard on human rights, supported by the federal government, which is relevant to anyone doing business here or abroad, writes Catherine Sutherland.
The unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights framework by the United Nations in June, supported by the federal government, was a game changer.
The principles provide an internationally agreed framework and practical guidance on what actions businesses can take to fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights. It is also a benchmark for stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, shareholders, non-governmental organisations and local communities – to assess a company’s human rights performance and that of its business partners and suppliers.
18 April 2012
Countries must integrate human rights into the upcoming sustainable development conference taking place in Rio de Janeiro, as well as its outcome, a top United Nations official stressed today, warning that not doing so will undercut efforts to advance socio-economic development and protect the environment.
14 February 2012
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged more businesses to embrace the principle of sustainability in their strategies, noting that with the most of the world’s ecosystems in decline, widening social inequality and climate change, global prosperity, productivity and stability was at stake.
02 February 2012
Businesses with innovative models that enhance commercial success as well as contribute to sustainable development have been invited by the United Nations to participate in the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA), which launched its nominations today.
30 January 2012
A new online database launched today by the United Nations will showcase successful strategies that businesses and communities are using to adapt to climate change while simultaneously increasing their profits and using their resources more efficiently.