The UN Global Compact Network Canada Bulletin is a bi-monthly newsletter curated by the Global Compact Network Canada to update its community on the latest research, news, publications, event invitations and more from the Canadian and global sustainability industry.
Register for an informational webinar on Tuesday 22 November from 2 pm to 3 pm ET about the free support and services that we will be offering to the 50-30 Challenge Participants. The webinar is open to the public and will discuss what the 50-30 Challenge is, the role of the Ecosystem Partners, the capacity-building workshops being offered in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and how your organization can benefit to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and build a more competitive and sustainable business. Read more
As part of our multi-year project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, “Accelerating Systemic Change: The Case for Gender Equality Leadership for Sustainable recovery”, we would like to hear from you about your experiences during the pandemic. The insights assembled from this confidential form will be used to create a tool to help organizations build more gender-inclusive and resilient post-pandemic workplaces. Deadline October 7.
With the health of the oceans deteriorating quickly due to increasing temperatures, pollution and acidification, businesses and governments must recognize the urgency and global importance of healthy oceans and prioritize key actions to promote their wellbeing. On September 15, we will look at how Canadian businesses and other key stakeholders are acting on this emergency while discussing the challenges and opportunities of adaptation, partnerships and the investments needed to further support sustainable ocean health and economies.
UN Global Compact Network Canada is delighted to collaborate with ETCH Sourcing, one of North America’s leading industry leaders in the Sustainable Procurement space looking to spotlight Sustainable Procurement initiatives across various categories and would like to feature you in their upcoming publications. The initiative strives to continue developing ETCH Sourcing’s Sustainable Procurement database to capture Canadian examples of Sustainable Procurement and provide them to the industry in the format of an easy-to-understand guide for implementing those ideas.
Last Chance to join the Sustainability Reporting Peer Review programme! This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to receive valuable internal assessment and tangible recommendations on their sustainability reporting practices from industry peers. The deadline to express interest is today June, 30, at 11:59 PM ET. Reach out to Steve Koserski at email@example.com now!
Mark your calendar for the launch of the Leveraging a Circular Economy to Fast-track the SDGs guide on June 8 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM ET. UN Global Compact Network Canada had the pleasure of working with a group of participant companies and creating a guide aiming to contribute to the progress of the circular economy while promoting responsible business practices and the advancement of the SDGs. By joining this webinar, you will have the chance to hear from experts on the opportunities and challenges of the circular economy model as it relates to the SDGs.
In 2022, the UN Global Compact Network Canada received funding through the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as an Ecosystem Partner supporting the 50-30 Challenge. The 50-30 Challenge addresses the need to implement effective diversity and inclusion strategies to help organizations expand their talent pool, retain staff, and overcome skills gaps in a changing economy. This project is open to all challenge participants and organizations interested in learning about meeting representation targets. Ready to participate?
This year, the Global Compact Network Canada is pleased to offer the Climate Ambition Accelerator program, a six-month program for companies participating in the United Nations Global Compact who are looking to make progress towards setting science-based emissions targets and creating a clear path to address their organization’s transition to net-zero. This program aims to scale-up credible climate action across companies of all sizes, sectors and regions, enabling them to deliver on meaningful commitments to reduce emissions at scale.
The observance of Black History Month is centered around acknowledging the pivotal contributions made by Black people in Canada. It is also a month where conversations on anti-Black racism and racial justice are amplified. Yet, when Black History Month comes to an end, these efforts are often paused despite racial inequities persisting all-year long.
Last call for the Local Round of the 2022 Pioneers program! As part of the 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network Canada launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the Global Goals. This is an amazing opportunity to share your sustainability story towards the Global Goals and a chance to receive global recognition. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.