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Human dignity will be “the core of my work,” says UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On 12 December 2016, António Guterres was sworn in as the next United Nations Secretary-General. In his vision for the post, Mr. Guterres – a former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees – has said that the world body is uniquely placed to connect the dots to overcome global challenges and further strengthen the nexus between peace and security, sustainable development and human rights policies.

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Electrica joined Global Compact Network Romania

Electrica SA, the only romanian company in electric power distribution and supply of Romania, signed the UN Global Compact and joined Global Compact Network Romania.

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UN Releases the First Global Goals Progress Report

In September 2015, the UN ratified the Global Goals — an ambitious plan for tackling the world’s biggest problems by 2030. As the first anniversary of their approval approaches, the UN has released the inaugural progress report. It paints a mixed picture of progress so far, and doesn’t try to hide the scale of challenges.

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Now open: the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy

The Ministry of Justice just opened the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy. This initiative follows Principle 10 of the Global Compact Network, concerning the anticorruption fight in public and private organizations.

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The six steps to make for achieving the SDGs

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for concerted efforts to stimulate private sector investment in numerous SDG-linked sectors: infrastructure development, health and education, agriculture and food security, and a host of other areas of social, environmental and economic challenges.

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UNGC Unveils “Making Global Goals Local Business” Strategy to Drive Responsible Business Activity on SDGs

The UN Global Compact unveiled a multi-year strategy to drive business awareness and activity that supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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Petrom launched its Community Involvement Report 2015

OMV Petrom allocated over 4.5 million euros in programs dedicated to communities from Romania. The social responsability activities are detailed in the Community Involvement Report 2015.

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Coca-Cola HBC Romania launches „După Noi” (After Us), its sustainability platform

The platform that will incorporate the company’s initiatives and community programs. The initiative is in line with the Global Goals 6 – Clean water and sanitation and 11 – Sustainable cities and communities.

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Register for the 4th CYFI International Summit and Launch Strategy

The 4th CYFI International Summit and Launch Strategy will focus on financial inclusion, economic citizenship education and livelihoods development for children and youth and will be held on the 28 & 29 June 2016 at the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting is organized by Child and Youth Finance International, the National Bank of Romania, the Ministry of National Education of Romania and the Authority for Financial Supervision of Romania.

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Rompetrol Run and Care: Over 300 employees’ event in support of the children with severe illnesses

Rompetrol, member of Global Compact Network Romania, organized the Run and Care cross, an event that gathered over 300 employees. The project is in line with the Global Goals 3 – Good Health and Well-being and 11 – Sustainable Cities And Communities.

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Debate in the UN Security Council about “Protecting civilians through peace operations”

On 10 June 2016, the Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN, Ambassador Ion Jinga, delivered a statement in the Security Council, within the high level open debate organized by the French Presidency of the Council on the topic “Protection of Civilians in the Context of Peacekeeping Operations”.

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Conference GLOBAL COMPACT 2030 “There is no time to waste”

After one year from the official launch the Global Compact Network, the Czech Republic hosted the big global summit on corporate responsibility: GLOBAL COMPACT 2030. Looking into the future of Corporate Sustainability. “There is no time to waste”.

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Carbon Solutions Global Romania joins Global Compact Network Romania

We are glad to announce that Carbon Solutions Global Romania joins Global Compact Network Romania. The company believes that its mission is to introduce sustainable development and carbon neutrality in the life of a growing number of people. 

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UNGC Director calls for a minimal carbon price

United Nations Global Compact Executive Director Lise Kingo called on companies to set an internal carbon price at a minimum of $100 per metric ton over time. The announcement was made amid the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by over 165 United Nations Member States at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Sustaining Partnership: OMV Petrom and Global Compact Network Romania promote the SDGs

In November 2015, the Global Compact Network Romania Steering Committee decided to promote the United Nations Global Compact principles and the Sustainable Development Goals in the members’ supply chain. Following this decision, OMV Petrom in partnership with Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) organised on 7 Apr 2016 the first event in the series, inviting over 50 company suppliers to support the principles, join the local network and commit to the Global Goals.

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Mariana Gheorghe, CEO OMV Petrom, nominated as Local SDG Pioneer

We are happy to announce that Mariana Gheorghe, CEO OMV Petrom and Global Compact Network Romania Representative and Chair of the Steering Committee, is nominated as Local SDG Pioneer.

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Only 3 days remaining to send suggestions about reporting non-financial data

It’s only until April 15th that you can send suggestions to the European Comission, during the public consultation time window, suggestions concerning the EU Directive 2014/95/EU regarding the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information.

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Express COP for SMEs, now avalaible online

One of the main points in the UN Global Compact’s strategy for SMEs is the need to simplify the COP process. Therefore we have created the“Express COP” as a simple way of communicating progress for SMEs who find the existing COP process too complex. 

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Sustainable supply chains: The new information highway

If you have four walls, employees and you sell or provide a good or service to customers, then you have a footprint and a supply chain that influences that footprint. 

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Overview of Global Compact Initiatives and Resources around the SDGs

The Global Compact has created a new webpage providing an overview, including links, of initiatives, resources and action-oriented platforms and tools that support companies and other stakeholders to implement the SDGs. This list is meant to be an evolving resource and additional resources will be added in the future.

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Ban Ki-moon calls for achieving the goals of COP21

Ban Ki-moonSecretary General Ban Ki-moon and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius launched in Abu Dhabi strong calls to achieve the objectives of the UN climate conference (COP21).

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

We congratulate the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christina Figueres, French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius and Government leaders from 195 countries for this Climate change deal struck at Paris Summithistoric milestone.

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UN Global Compact and responsible business conduct featured in G20 recommendations

The G20 Summit was held in Antalya, Turkey this year and world leaders agreed on a roadmap for inclusive and sustainable growth for the coming years.

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UN Global Compact Study: Majority of Business Leaders Call for a Climate Change Agreement in Paris

A majority of business leaders say that a long term agreement at the UN climate summit (COP21) in Paris is critical to supporting private sector investment in low carbon solutions, according to a global study by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (ACN: NYSE). The report also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries.

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Cycling delivers on the Global Goals

Following a call from Ban Ki-Moon at the UN Secretary-General’s Assembly on Climate Change in September 2014, European Cyclists’ Federation and World Cycling Alliance committed to promoting the importance of cycling to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals, with special attention to climate action.

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UN inspector: Romania denies the high level of poverty in the country and the discrimination among Roma people

Poverty affects a large part of Romania’s population, especially the Roma ethnics, but the authorities refuse to acknowledge the amplitude of poverty and discrimination, according to UN inspector Philip Alston, who recently made a visit to Romania.

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European Local Networks Gathered for the Annual Regional Meeting

More than 20 Global Compact Networks from Europe gathered in Berlin for the Local Networks Regional Meeting. European networks learned more about current initiatives, available resources and future events, as well as explored opportunities for greater engagement between Local Networks and Global Compact LEAD

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Lise Kingo, Global Compact executive director: „Global Compact is not a watchdog, but a guide dog“

DW Business reporter Janelle Dumalaon spoke to Global Compact’s new executive director, Lise Kingo from Denmark, on the sidelines of a conference of the organization in Berlin. Here are the highlights.

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The new Global Goals, unanimously adopted by 193 state leaders at the UN

Global Goals at the UNThe Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th.

The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.

Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.

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Business Action Pledge in Response to the Refugee Crisis

As we are caught in the middle of the refugees crisis, a phenomenon that will soon be a reality in Romania also, UN Global Compact is launching a pledge to action for the business sector to support governments’ efforts in absorbing and welcoming the refugees.

The Business for Peace team would like to draw your attention to the Business Action Pledge in Response to the Refugee Crisis recently launched by the UN Global Compact, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHRC).

This action pledge seeks to mobilize companies, as well as other stakeholders, to take action in response to the global refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

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Nominate your CEO at the WEPs CEO Leadership Awards

Your company’s CEO is a champion at promoting equal chances and a supporter of recognising women’s achievements inside the company? Nominate your CEO until October 30th at the WEPs CEO Leadership Awards!

Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2016 WEPs CEO Leadership Awards, which recognize business leaders for their exceptional championship of gender equality and support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The Awards salute  concrete and innovative actions taken to advance the 7 Principles and particularly  Principle 1: Leadership Promotes Gender Equality.  Award recipients will have the  opportunity to speak directly about their commitment at a ceremony held at the United Nations during the Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event, March 2016.

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Choose your Global Goal and tell everyone!

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years:

  1. end extreme poverty;
  2. fight inequality & injustice;
  3. fix climate change.

The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.

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Launch of the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards

Through a strategic partnership, Business for Peace and the Religious Freedom Foundation have launched the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Awards, which are planned to be presented in the host city of each summer and winter Olympics, beginning with Rio 2016.

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INSOFT has published the COP report

The report [PDF] evaluates the impact that INSOFT had on the Romanian society and on the customers, employees, business partners, the community and on the environment. Additionally, this report launches a new challenge for INSOFT, showing the effects of the corporate social responsability implementation policies and the wat that these contribute to a greater efficiency of the companyINSOFT Development&Consulting rolled out a series of national projects with social impact in 2014-2015, integrated in its own campaigns or in partnership with ONGs.

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Romania doesn’t always respect labour rights

Romania holds one of the lowest ratings in the European Union with regard to respecting employees’ rights and is on the penultimate place, as is Poland, among the countries where labour rights are systematically violated. These are the findings of the “Social Monitor”, a project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung foundation. Data sources are Eurostat and ITUC.

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Sustainable Development Goals: everyone benefits from a better world

For the last fifteen years, the United Nations Global Compact has mobilized business to play a critical role in achieving UN goals. As the world’s main source of economic activity, business –through employment, investment, innovation and collaboration – is at the heart of virtually any widespread improvements in living standards. By participating in the UN Global Compact, you are already making a difference in addressing our world’s biggest challenges, including poverty, education, health, gender equality, climate, water, peace and good governance.

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Save the Children Romania joins our initiative

We are proud to announce that Save the Children Romania joined Global Compact Network Romania. Salvați Copiii (Save the Children Romania) is the world’s largest independent organization for the promotion of children’s rights. Salvati Copiii engages with the UN Global Compact by collaborating with participating companies and stakeholders of the UN Global Compact Network Romania in order to reduce child mortality, achieve universal primary education and improve maternal health.

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Business & Climate Summit conclusions: towards a low-carbon society

An unprecedented mobilisation of 25 worldwide business networks representing over 6.5 million companies from more than 130 countries pledged to lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy.

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Mariana Gheorghe – first President of The Global Compact Network Romania

Mariana Gheorghe, the CEO of OMV Petrom group, was elected the first president of the Global Compact Network Romania.

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Launch of the Global Compact Network Romania

With more than 150 businesses and other stakeholders, the Global Compact Network Romania was launched today in Bucharest.

A Memorandum of Understanding was officially signed with the elected representative of the network, making Romania the 88th Global Compact Local Network. The launch of the network in Romania sends a strong signal that companies and other stakeholders in Romania are ready to implement the Global Compact Ten Principles and scale up their commitment to sustainability.

The event was attended by representatives of the Romanian Government, embassies of the Netherlands, Germany, and business leaders. Global Compact Networks Bulgaria and Poland also took part.

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Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – Economic & Environmental Affairs Department

We are delighted to announce the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Strategic Partner of the Global Compact Romania Network.

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Human dignity will be “the core of my work,” says UN Secretary-General António Guterres
On 12 December 2016, António Guterres was sworn in as the next United Nations Secretary-General. In his vision for the post, Mr. Guterres – a former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees – has said that the world body is uniquely placed to connect the dots to overcome global challenges and further strengthen the nexus between peace and security, sustainable development and human rights policies. Read more...

Electrica joined Global Compact Network Romania
Electrica SA, the only romanian company in electric power distribution and supply of Romania, signed the UN Global Compact and joined Global Compact Network Romania. Read more...

UNGC Unveils “Making Global Goals Local Business” Strategy to Drive Responsible Business Activity on SDGs
The UN Global Compact unveiled a multi-year strategy to drive business awareness and activity that supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Read more...

The six steps to make for achieving the SDGs
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for concerted efforts to stimulate private sector investment in numerous SDG-linked sectors: infrastructure development, health and education, agriculture and food security, and a host of other areas of social, environmental and economic challenges. Read more...

Now open: the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy
The Ministry of Justice just opened the public consultation about the national anticorruption strategy. This initiative follows Principle 10 of the Global Compact Network, concerning the anticorruption fight in public and private organizations. Read more...