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5 Things Sustainable Companies Do: The Power of Principles

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact


According to the UN Global Compact’s Guide to Corporate Sustainabiliy, to be sustainable, companies must do five things, which starts with a company’s value system and a principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Responsible businesses enact the same values and principles wherever they have a presence, and know that good practices in one area do not offset harm in another. By incorporating the Global Compact principles into strategies, policies and procedures, and establishing a culture of integrity, companies are not only upholding their basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (January 2015)

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact


The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian


Global Compact+15: Business as a force for good 23-25 June 2015, New York

Marking the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary, the conference will bring business and civil society to the United Nations to show how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities, with an emphasis on the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development to be released later this year (the SDGs).


  • Business Leaders Collaborate to Stop Ebola
  • Major Companies Set the Stage for Ambitious Climate Agreement in 2015
  • Companies and Investors Mark 10th Anniversary of the Global Compact’s Anti-Corruption Principle
  • Global Compact Encourages Deeper Business Engagement at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
  • Brazil Collaboration Lab Promotes Innovative Partnerships in Water and Sanitation
  • Business to Support International Year of Soils in 2015


  • Local Networks Enter New Era with Strengthened Governance
  • Local Networks in Africa and MENA Share Innovative Approaches to Promote Corporate Sustainability
  • Business and Human Rights Focus of Regional Meeting Asia/Oceania
  • Global Compact Network Spain Celebrates 10th Anniversary


  • Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability
  • Resources Released at the Caring for Climate Business Forum


  • Join the Women’s Empowerment Principles
  • Call for Case Studies: Responsible Business Best Practice Toolkit for the Land, Construction and Real Estate Sector
  • Sign Open Letter: Call on Academic Institutions to Incorporate Human Rights in Management Education
  • Sign the Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination
  • Align with Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing
  • Call to Action: Anti-Corruption and the Global Development Agenda


  • 2015 WEPs Annual Event – Unlimited Potential: Business Partners for Gender Equality (New York)  
  • Global Compact+15: Business as a force for good (New York)  
  • 2015 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education: 6th PRME Assembly (New York)  
  • United Nations Private Sector Forum (New York)  
  • Caring for Climate Business Forum (Lima) 


  • The Role of Business in Equality and Human Rights for the LGBT Community (10:00 am EDT)


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Published 14 January 2015


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Chevrolet Supports Spelman College’s Clean Energy Efficiency Initiatives

ATLANTA, October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Spelman College has partnered with Chevrolet to build upon the College’s mission to achieve climate neutrality. As a result of the College’s sustainability initiatives, Spelman will sell the automaker carbon credits, which will net the institution up to $100,000. In recognition of the partnership, Spelman will host a presentation with Chevrolet on Oct. 22, Campus Sustainability Day.

Spelman is one of 12 colleges and universities to take part in Chevrolet’s campus energy efficiency campaign to reduce carbon emissions and the only women’s college, Georgia college and historically black college or university.

“Spelman has made significant progress in reducing our ecological footprint with the implementation of our Climate Action Plan and the integration of specific goals to achieve a ‘greener community’ into our Strategic Plan for 2017,” said Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. “We are excited about our partnership with Chevrolet as it is recognition of Spelman’s ongoing efforts to increase our stewardship of our natural resources.”

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