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This new brief by Alejandro Litovsky, of the Earth Security Institute, and Puvan Selvanathan, of the United Nations Global Compact, explores how to achieve a coordinated approach by business, government and civil society through strategic analysis of the barriers we currently face to collaboration for sustainable agriculture.

reaping the dragons teeth - coverSynopsis: Global agricultural systems have grown to resemble the Greek myth of Cadmus, a Phoenician prince and the bringer of literacy and civilization. He killed a sacred dragon. The goddess Athena told him to sow its teeth, from which sprang a group of ferocious warriors. Cadmus threw a precious jewel into the midst of the warriors. They turned on each other trying to seize the stone for themselves. Only five survived and they joined Cadmus to found the great ancient city of Thebes.

This classical legend gave rise to the phrase ‘to sow dragon’s teeth’, which is used as a metaphor for doing something that has the effect of fomenting disputes. We see disputes over resources, endemic inequality, and food waste amid so much hunger. Many regions are acutely water-stressed, with many more expected to be so in the next two decades. Land ownership is becoming a source of conflict when investments disregard the impacts on local people and resources.

Is the urgent task of setting agriculture onto a sustainable path simply a Greek tragedy?

ECSRJA joint project by Singapore Compact and Fuji Xerox Singapore in 2012, this publication features stories from CSR Champions and their CSR experience in their establishments, including Sir Mark-Moody Stuart of the UN Global Compact Foundation, B Muthuraman of TataSteel and Toshio Arima who is a board member of the UN Global Compact. 

A briefing note on the work of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises. Dated March 2011.

On 19 Nov 2013, the Singapore Tourism Board published sustainabilty guidelines for the Meetings, Incentive  Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) industry. The guidelines apply across the business events eco-system and would be useful to those in the hotels, venues, event organisers and meeting planners, transportation, food & beverage and audio visual set-up businesses.

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Seventeenth Session, Agenda Item 3 Advance Edited Version:

Report of the SRSG on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Professor John Ruggie.

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

This publication developed in 2008 and co-presented by SIngapore Compact and the UN Global Compact aims to equip new CSR practitioners with a step-by-step guide to start them on implementing CSR principles and initiatives in their organisation.

Marking the 10th Anniversary of the UNGC, this issue of the Annual Review assesses the progress made in the 4 areas of the UNGC, and looks at the changes in the global sustainability and development landscape over the last decade. It also considers the goals to set as we move ahead into the next decade.

With the introduction of the ISO 26000 Standard for Social Responsibility (non-certifiable) in November 2010, the relationship and interconnected concerns of the ISO 26000 and the UNGC are concisely captured in this document, which includes side-by-side comparisons and clarification based on various areas of common concern.

Step-by-step guidance to creating, sharing and posting a COP (communication on progress), with detailed explanation on how the COP works and what is required for a COP, as well as careful explanation and elucidation through examples. This document also includes notable COPs and case studies based on the ten UNGC principles.

Note: This document was published in 2007. The latest GRI guidelines, GRI  G3.1, were released in March 2011, with slight differences. Despite this, the G3 Framework remains relevant, useful, and applicable in most if not all Sustainability Reports.

Understanding the process and challenges faced by companies in their COP efforts, this document was the result of a 2-day workshop in March 2006 in Geneva. This booklet is meant to provide inspiration and ideas to companies embarking on their COP, with case studies from other companies' experiences.

For business students, academia and interested parties. This brochure explains the development of the 6 principles of PRME, in outlining the commitment of academic institutions, administration, and professionals in developing the abilities and educationl infrastructure for the future growth and direction of business students and leaders

A brief summary and explanation of the roles and functions of UNGC Local Networks, as well as their relationship with the UN Global Compact.

Jointly supported by the UN Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, this project led by onValues Ltd. examines best practices as a guide to responsible investment in commodities.

Courtesy of UN ESCAP and the UN Global Compact Regional Support Centre for Asia-Pacific, this document serves as a useful template for CEOs and companies submitting their Communication on Progress under the 4 areas of the UNGC Principles. Companies are encouraged to use this as a starting point and develop a suitable framework going beyond basic requirements, such as the GRI framework.

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