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Open engagement opportunities and resources from the UN Global Compact UK Network available to PRME

Dear Members of UKI PRME,

Following my appointment as a shared Intern between the UKI PRME Chapter and the UN Global Compact UK, we are working on ways to make the two organisations' networks and resources more accessible to each other. Accordingly, I am pleased to bring you a summary of currently available engagement opportunities, tools and resources from the UN Global Compact UK Network for you to share with your colleagues. These are available at no cost to you. We plan to bring you regular such updates in the future. UK Network Engagement Opportunities ‘Making Every Job a Climate Job’ webinar – Tuesday 20 June, 2pm to 3:15pm BST The need for organisations to embed sustainability across their operations and broader value chains has never been more important. To achieve this, their employees and other stakeholders must be engaged. Research shows that people care about issues such as climate change, but they do not feel empowered or have the relevant skills to drive change in their role. This session will support participants’ understanding of the role that employees in various company departments can play in taking climate action within their business and beyond, and how sustainability and senior management staff can mobilise employees across departments to overcome complex sustainability issues. Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jamie Beck Alexander, Director, Drawdown Labs, Project Drawdown

  • Julian Lambin, Head of Research & Thought Leadership, Kite Insights

  • Jo Appleby, Head of Sustainable Innovation, Impact

Register for this session and learn more about the ‘Dialogue for Growth’ programme here. Sustainability Reporting Week – Tuesday 4 July to Thursday 6 July To help companies prepare for regulatory changes and seize business opportunities, the UN Global Compact Network UK has partnered with sustainability compliance expert ERM to host the Sustainability Reporting Week, running from 4 to 6 July 2023. This series will take a deep dive into the specifics of the new regulations and standards, the European Green Deal finance package, and strategies to get ready for non-financial disclosures. Learn more about the Sustainability Reporting Week here. Inclusion and Occupational Safety & Health: New Approaches for Business Companies and their workforces thrive when diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are considered in their occupational health and safety (OSH) agendas. Health and wellbeing needs are not one size fits all and to champion diversity in the workplace, tailored support must be implemented throughout all business activity and policies. The UN Global Compact Network UK is launching a four-part webinar series which will support businesses to level up their OSH agendas and incorporate issues relating to mental health, gender, and disabilities. To learn more and register, please visit the UN Global Compact UK website or contact Fernanda Cervantes, Project Manager – Social Sustainability. Tools and Resources 12th UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study Find out what the dominant views of CEOs, business leaders, and UN executives are, and the progress being made within the corporate sustainability movement worldwide. With contributions made by more than 2,600 CEOs from 128 countries and 18 different industries, this latest report represents the largest survey undertaken since the start of the programme in 2007. Download the report here. UN Global Compact UK Network Members’ engagement opportunities RELX SDG Inspiration Day 2023* – Tuesday 13 June, 10am to 5:30pm BST Join RELX for the ninth SDG Inspiration Day - a free, online event for thought leaders, corporate representatives, students, investors, government, and NGOs to explore issues, gain practical insights, and be inspired to take action in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Keynote speakers include Dr Jane Goodall and Ban Ki-moon. Learn more and register here. * Please note this initiative is not organised by the UN Global Compact Network UK. Warm Regards, Katie Lee PRME/Global Compact Network UK Participant Engagement Intern

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