Funded Activities

2010 Foundation Activities Report (pdf)
2010 UN Global Compact Financial Report (pdf)

In 2010, the Foundation provided financial support to the following events, resources and publications:


Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality Means Business Event
March 2010 – New York

This event introduced the Women’s Empowerment Principles, explored their practical relevance for business, and investigated how best to build support for the spirit of the WEPs.

Caring for Climate – Second Meeting of Signatories
April 2010 – Geneva

The second conference of signatories and stakeholders of the UN Global Compact's Caring for Climate initiative provided an important platform for companies to share their strategies and actions, and demonstrate their continued commitment to addressing climate change.

UN System Private Sector Annual Focal Points Meeting
April 2010 – Geneva

The Annual UN Private Sector Focal Points Meeting is one means used by the Global Compact Office to strengthen the UN system in its efforts to engage business. With the objective of improving coordination and collaboration, the meeting offered participants the opportunity for information sharing and dissemination about partnership-related activities across the United Nations system including at the country level.

CEO Water Mandate 5th Working Conference
April 2010 – New York

The conference brought together the world's leading experts and practitioners on the topic of water stewardship, particularly as it pertains to public policy issues.

Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010: Building a New Era of Sustainability
June 2010 – New York

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010 brought together leaders from all sectors to elevate the role of responsible business and investment in bringing about the needed transformation to more sustainable and inclusive markets. The summit report is available for download here.

2010 United Nations Private Sector Forum: Millennium Development Goals
September 2010 – New York

The third annual UN Private Sector Forum saw over 200 heads of state and business leaders gather to reaffirm the critical role of the private sector in development and called on businesses everywhere to contribute to the MDGs. The forum report is available for download here.

Reports and Publications

Innovating for a Brighter Future: The Role of Business in Achieving the MDGs [pdf]
Launched at the Leaders Summit this report, prepared with Dalberg, highlights the key types of contributions such as core business activities, strategic social investment, and advocacy activities informing discussion on working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Global Public Policy Institute Summary of Evolution of UN-Business Partnerships [pdf]
This publication analyzes major trends, and presents key recommendations to UN entities regarding how they can better leverage the private sector to contribute to UN goals, especially the MDGs.

Guide to Developing a Human Rights Policy [pdf]
Developed as a practical handbook for companies, the Guide was developed with staff from the office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights, the office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, and the Netherlands Global Compact Network.

Dialogues on Integrating Human Rights: Testimonials by Business Leaders
This series of podcasts is a collection of interviews by business leaders around the world on the mainstream importance of human rights and how to perform various aspects of human rights due diligence in practice.

E-Learning Program on Anti-Corruption
This program helps train United Nations Global Compact business participants on how to combat corruption within their own operations and spheres of influence. This program is funded in partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and TRACE International.

Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability
This new web resource will be developed to profile supply chain initiatives, resources, and company practices, assisting Global Compact signatories and stakeholders (and beyond) to locate information that can assist them in developing more sustainable supply chain practices, based on the Global Compact and the ten principles.

CEO Water Mandate’s Human Rights Stock-Taking Project [pdf]
In this project, the Pacific Institute collected and analyzed corporate human rights - based approaches to water stewardship -- something that has never been done before. This work formed a key part of the Guide to Corporate Engagement in Water Public Policy released at the fifth working conference of the CEO Water Mandate in April 2010.

Global Compact 10th Anniversary Annual Review [pdf]
The review takes stock of the efforts undertaken by business participants and other key stakeholders to advance Global Compact issue areas; it includes special focus on the first ten years of the initiative.

Annual Local Network Report 2010 [pdf]
This Report sheds light on how Local Networks have spread the Global Compact message in their communities and countries as they prod companies to action.

Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership [pdf]
Launched at the Leaders Summit in June 2010, the Blueprint defines Corporate Sustainability Leadership as a concept closely tied to the UN and the Global Compact and introduces substantive criteria for leadership.

Women’s Empowerment Principles – Equality Means Business [pdf]
This set of Principles offer businesses guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community.


Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
The Foundation for the Global Compact hosts the PRME Secretariat. The mission of the PRME initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership among business schools and management-related academic institutions globally. The PRME initiative is governed jointly by the Global Compact Office and other members of the PRME Steering Committee (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association of MBAs, Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), the Academy for Business in Society (EABIS), the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI), the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA), and Net Impact.

Expansion of Global Compact Office to a Second Office Location
This new location is minutes away from the main office and houses staff from: Foundation for the Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Management Education, Participant Management, Principles for Responsible Investment and Communication On Progress.

Ongoing Support for the United Nations Global Compact
We continue to provide support to the Global Compact office by funding IT infrastructure, design and printing of publications, translation services, webinars, meetings and travel.