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Deadline for modern slavery reports approaches as questions remain under Canadian legislation

28 May 2024

With the deadline for reports fast approaching, uncertainty remains for a number of companies as to whether they are required to comply with Canada’s new modern slavery reporting legislation.

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Deadline for modern slavery reports approaches as questions remain under Canadian legislation

28 May 2024

With the deadline for reports fast approaching, uncertainty remains for a number of companies as to whether they are required to comply with Canada’s new modern slavery reporting legislation.

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UN Global Compact Canada: Addressing Gender Barriers in Crisis Response

05 March 2024

Releases toolkit to help build more resilient, inclusive workplaces that support women during periods of crisis or instability

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Scaling Impact for a Low-Carbon Future

30 January 2024

Considering and understanding the scopes and spheres of impact that businesses have is crucial in effectively scaling up and accelerating the pace at which we can collectively drive positive changes toward net-zero and a low-carbon economy.

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2024 Annual Letter to UN Global Compact Participants from Sanda Ojiambo

25 January 2024

Today’s great challenges – climate change, conflict, widening inequalities, socio-economic and geopolitical changes – intensify...

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UN Global Compact Network Canada welcomes new Board of Directors

07 December 2023

The UN Global Compact Network Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of its new board members for the upcoming term.

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Construire des entreprises résilientes au Québec : Explorer la DEI avec les pionnières

02 November 2023

Le 23 octobre 2023, en tant que partenaire de l'écosystème du Défi 50 – 30 de l'ISDE, le Réseau Canada du Pacte mondial de l'ONU a organisé un webinaire en collaboration avec le "Women's Economic Council"

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UN Global Compact Network Canada Launches SDG in Action Podcast Series 

18 October 2023

As we evaluate our midpoint progress on the 2030 Agenda, the challenge ahead is clear: many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remain unmet as we approach the deadline.

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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A Path to Equity

30 September 2023

Each year, on September 30th, Canadians commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Pioneering a Just Transition: Collaborative Pathways to a Low-Carbon Canada

21 September 2023

The Local Network Canada remains committed to advancing the dialogue on Navigating the Just Transition with the private sector.

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Catalyzing Corporate Climate Action: Canada's Drive Toward a Net-Zero Economy

21 September 2023

The countdown to 2030 is on. Countries around the world are racing to bring home the jobs, investment, and security brought about by a low-carbon economy, and Canada is no exception.

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United for Gender Equality - Stronger Together: Gender Equality Week 2023

20 September 2023

UN Global Compact Network Canada Leads Action within Canadian Businesses to represent Canada’s Collective Diversity for Equitable Economic Empowerment.

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Forward Faster Initiative to accelerate private sector action to reach SDGs

18 September 2023

Over 130 companies have already joined the new UN Global Compact Forward Faster initiative to accelerate private sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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UN Global Compact Network Canada calls on companies to join the Business & Human Rights Accelerator

06 September 2023

Learning programme aims to help companies move from commitment to action on human rights and labour rights

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UN Global Compact Network Canada Appoints Elizabeth Dove as New Executive Director

13 June 2023

Elizabeth Dove has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network Canada, the Canadian Local Network of the UN Global Compac

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Ocean Stewardship Coalition

09 June 2023

The UN Global Compact Ocean Stewardship Coalition encourages stakeholders, including Canadian companies, to contribute to the protection and restoration...

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UN Global Compact Network Canada Celebrates 10 Years of Driving Corporate Sustainability

30 May 2023

The UN Global Compact Network Canada proudly marks its 10th anniversary, recognizing a decade of dedicated efforts in promoting responsible businesses

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Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace

10 May 2023

Every year on March 8th, workplaces around the world celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing women within their workforce and demonstrating...

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Building Capacity for Corporate Water Stewardship

30 April 2023

To care for water is to care for the planet. Fun fact — the surface of Earth is 71 per cent water, and Canada has access to upwards of 20 per cent of the..

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Advancing Business Climate Action

19 April 2023

2022 is notable for environmentalists as it marks the fifty-year celebration of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

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Breakthroughs and Disruption in the Decade of Action

19 March 2023

Within the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, which list fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labour and environment.

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Taking Stock of SDG5

06 March 2023

In Canada, the private sector and broader business community have shown a particular interest in SDG 5

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UN Global Compact Network Canada invites sustainability leaders across industries

24 January 2023

Peer Learning Groups are open to participating companies of the UN Global Compact in more than 15 Local Networks.

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Overcoming Barriers

12 December 2022

The UN Global Compact Network Canada hosted its final panel discussion in the environmental webinar series titled Raising Corporate Ambition for Environmen

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The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

06 December 2022

The United Nations has designated femicide as the most extreme form of violence against women which severely undermines the safety, security, and rights of

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Climate Change & Technology: Shifting Mindsets towards Innovation Adoption webinar

20 October 2022

In response to a rapidly growing interest in how Canadian businesses and governments are championing technological innovation to develop climate change sol

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Taking the Lead

15 September 2022

In the second session of the webinar series titled Raising Corporate Ambition for Environmental Sustainability: Canada’s Road to COP27.

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Commemorating International Equal Pay Day

25 August 2022

The gender wage gap has been dismissed as a myth by some who overlook the economic, social, and political factors that result in the stark disparities in p

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Transforming our Workplaces to Advance Indigenous Allyship

07 August 2022

For thousands of years, over 1.6 million First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in Canada have preserved their lands, waters, and ways of life through unwavering

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Feeding the Future

31 July 2022

The UN Global Compact Network Canada’s webinar series, “Raising Corporate Ambition for Environmental Sustainability: Canada’s Road to COP27”,

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Beyond performative activism in the workplace

18 June 2022

As a historical movement that began with the Stonewall Rebellion in 1969 by gay activists in response to police raids in New York

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UN Global Compact Network Canada recognizes three winners for championing the Global Goals

24 May 2022

The UN Global Compact Network Canada is delighted to announce the three Canadian SDG Pioneers

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Accelerating Progress on Gender Equality

08 March 2022

Canadian women have made considerable achievements in advancing gender equality while also dismantling systemic barriers within the political, economic...

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Beyond February: Concluding Black History Month and Commencing Progress on Racial Justice

28 February 2022

The observance of Black History Month is centered around acknowledging the pivotal contributions made by Black people in Canada.

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Advancing sustainability through partnerships

12 November 2021

Increasingly, customers, employees and communities expect businesses to lead when it comes to addressing ESG risks and opportunities

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Global leaders urging businesses to continue to advance action

06 October 2021

Global leaders urging businesses to continue to advance action to ensure a more inclusive and sustainable future

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Carbon: remove it, and know your offsets

24 September 2021

The Earth continues to record extreme weather events, impacting our communities and infrastructure.

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Mobilize ambitious and responsible business conduct in Canada to drive progress, enhance resiliency

15 September 2021

Mobilize ambitious and responsible business conduct in Canada to drive progress, enhance resiliency and generate impactful solutions for global challenges

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Gender Equality Week 2021: Advancing Gender Equality For All Using Targets and Supporting Actions

06 September 2021

Every year in September, Canada recognizes Gender Equality Week.

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Global Compact Network Canada to host 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business to mobilize ambitious

15 July 2021

Global Compact Network Canada to host 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business to mobilize ambitious and responsible business conduct in Canada

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Nutrien Aims to Transform Agriculture

08 June 2021

Nutrien is the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services and their purpose starts with the global challenge of feeding nearly 10 billion people

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Canada’s Feminist Recovery and Target Gender Equality

06 March 2021

Global Compact Network Canada looks forward to the month of March every year because International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8th, brings wi

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How Organizations Can Foster Diversity, Reduce Racial Inequality, and Create Inclusive Workplaces

19 February 2021

There are a number of ways that organizations can foster diversity and create inclusive workplaces where employees or workers of different races

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A Road to Sustainable Recovery for Canadian Businesses Based on the UN Global Compact’s Ten Princi

09 February 2021

Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) has launched the Principles-Based Sustainable Recovery for Canadian Businesses guide,

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New report identifies ten ways Canadian businesses can better support children’s rights

20 December 2020

First-ever Child Rights and Business Assessment launched in Canada

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Global Compact Network Canada launches a set of tools designed to advance gender equality

03 December 2020

On December 2, 2020, Global Compact Network Canada welcomed leaders, advocates, and change-makers at the Business for Gender Equality

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Business for Gender Equality 2020

02 December 2020

On December 2, 2020, Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) hosted its first virtual forum, Business for Gender Equality

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Global Compact Network Canada to host a virtual forum fast-forwarding gender equality and workplace

02 December 2020

Global Compact Network Canada to host a virtual forum fast-forwarding gender equality and workplace inclusion in Canada

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Innovation Amidst Adversity

23 November 2020

Global Compact Network Canada announced a call for companies to nominate young professionals who are transforming their company’s sustainability practices

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Global Compact Network Canada Searches For Professionals Committed To Advancing The Sustainable Deve

18 February 2020

As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network Canada has launched its national search for professionals who are...

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The State of Compliance 2018

21 December 2019

Our Canadian Signatory, Assent Compliance, launched the 2018 State of Compliance report.

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UN Global Compact Welcomes Historic Climate Agreement Adopted by 195 countries in Paris at COP21

15 December 2019

We congratulate the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christina Figueres

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Global Compact Network Canada Recognizes Private Sector Accelerators in Advancing SDGs

21 November 2019

The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) hosted the 4th Annual Canadian SDG Leadership Awards to recognize organizations from the private

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UN Global Compact on the Empowerment of Women Event with Deloitte and Hansell LLP

19 November 2019

To honour the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Deloitte & Hansell LLP invited the UN Global Compact

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Minister Monsef Meets GCNC Network to Discuss Results-Based Partnership Models

31 October 2019

In Toronto, on October 31st, 2018, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, the Minister of Status of Women, met with Global Compact Network Canada

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Global Compact Network Canada at the Vancouver International Film Festival

06 October 2019

On October 6th our President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Helle Bank Jorgensen was invited to speak at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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Operation Eyesight recognized at the 2nd Annual SDG Awards for its impact embedding the Sustainable

28 September 2019

Operation Eyesight was awarded today in Toronto by the Global Compact Network Canada for its outstanding efforts in helping advance action

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Launch of the World’s First Globally Accessible Board Training Program

25 September 2019

This week New York is buzzing with commitments to the SDGs, climate resiliency and sustainability measures. It is the week where Heads of States

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193 heads of state at the United Nations in New York approve new global goals – and businesses wor

25 September 2019

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the United Nations are setting off a chain reaction of national and local action

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Tahoe Resources and Minera San Rafael Recognized by the Vatican to Promote Responsible Mining

19 September 2019

One aspect of the institution’s current efforts is to highlight the positive effects of responsible investment by the private sector as a driver of...

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Helle Bank Jorgensen, Global Compact Network Canada’s Founder, named one of Canada’s 2019 Clean5

17 September 2019

Canada’s 2019 Clean50 awarded Helle Bank Jorgensen, Global Compact Network Canada’s Founder and President Emeritus

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Local Business Leaders Emphasize “Urgent Action” and “Impactful Partnerships” for the Global

09 September 2019

On September 9th and 10th, the United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact Network Canada concluded their two-day

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Global Compact Network Canada Recognizing Businesses for SDGs Impact at the 3rd Annual Sustainable D

06 September 2019

The Global Compact Network Canada is celebrating businesses and organizations at the 3rd Annual SDG Leadership Awards

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TELUS and Goldcorp win the Global Compact Peer Review Distinction 2015

05 September 2019

Canadian companies identify emerging sustainability reporting practices in Canada.

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Global Compact Network Canada Appointed New Head of Secretariat

06 August 2019

The Global Compact Network Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayman Chowdhury as the Head of Secretariat.

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United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact Network Canada to host conference to accelerate

26 July 2019

Compact Network Canada (GCNC), the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, is hosting Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada

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Global Compact Network Canada Launches the First Edition of SDGs Emerging Practice Guide

21 June 2019

The guide is published today and includes examples of initiatives from the following companies and organizations intended to advance

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Helle Bank Jorgensen Speaks at the Conference of Montreal

13 June 2019

Our President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Helle Bank Jorgensen represented the GCNC and spoke at the 24th edition of the Conference of Montreal

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The Economist Summit

05 June 2019

Join the Global Compact Network Canada and the Economist at the second Sustainability Summit on June 5th

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The Principles-Based Approach to the SDGs at Sustainable Brands 2018 Vancouver

04 June 2019

On June 4 – 7, the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), along with our Visionary Supporter TELUS and colleagues

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Ottawa Delegation 2018 – Potential Private Public Partnerships to Advance the SDGs

30 May 2019

On May 30th and 31st, 2018 the GCNC and representatives from our network of responsible business participants

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Launch of the Guidance Document

26 May 2019

On May 26 2015, the Global Compact Network Canada proudly launched a Guidance Document on the Assurance of the Voluntary Principles

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Our Journey of 2019, Until Now…

06 May 2019

On the second year of the Gender Equality Leadership in the Canadian Private Sector project

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The GCNC Attends the Awakening Salon

01 May 2019

On April 31, our President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Helle Bank Jorgensen represented the GCNC and attended the Awakening Salon

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GCNC Helped Launch the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in Canada

23 April 2019

GCNC Helped Launch the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in Canada

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Gender Equality at Rubach Wealth

07 April 2019

Ask someone which big names spring to mind when you mention philanthropy and chances are they’ll mention people like Bill Gates,

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Tahoe Resources Published its Sustainability Report

06 April 2019

Congratulations to Global Compact Network Canada’s Patron Supporte

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Trudeau to pitch Canada’s work on development funding in bid for UN Security Council seat

03 April 2019

For this article, the Globe and Mail interviewed Helle Bank Jorgensen, President Emeritus of the Global Compact Network Canada

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Gender Equality at Deloitte Canada

03 April 2019

At Deloitte, we recognize that inclusion is key to solving the most complex and pressing issues facing our clients and communities

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GCNC Participates in a Global Consultation on Business for the Rule of Law

06 March 2019

On March 5th, the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), in partnership with Baker & McKenzie LLP and LexisNexis Canada

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International Development Research Centre (IDRC)’s Support to Women’s Economic Empowerment

20 February 2019

Much has been done over the last few decades to reduce absolute poverty in the developing world.

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The Canadian Private Sector to take action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

08 February 2019

In September 2015, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and governments, business

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