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CEOs struggling to make the business case for Sustainability

According to the United Nations Global Compact, chief executives are finding it progressively harder to make the case for substantial action on sustainability. They are increasingly looking toward governments for active policy leadership.

Global Compact: Investors focus on failing companies

Investor groups, led by Morley Fund Management, have warned 78 companies that they are failing their pledges under the Global Compact by not producing progress reports.

UN Global Compact issues first report

The United Nations Global Compact has issued its first report on its country-level activities in nearly 90 different countries.

Vietnam latest country to set up Global Compact network

A new UN Global Compact network with more than 100 businesses has been launched at Ho Chi Minh City by the UN and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Japan: Livedoor scandal calls Global Compact membership into doubt

The internet firm Livedoor which has been hit by a corruption scandal is to have its membership of the Global Compact called into question by other Japanese members.

Egypt: 17 firms to join Global Compact

The Global Compact has announced that 17 companies in Egypt have signed up to the UN initiative in advance of its formal launch on February 9th. The number is expected to increase quickly.

Global Compact and WBCSD seek coherent CSR approach

The UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development have announced that they are to cooperate more closely for a coherent approach to corporate social responsibility

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