The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports the UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs, and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.
The Equal Pay International Coalition is a coalition led by the ILO, UN Women, and the OECD. The Coalition’s goal is to achieve equal pay for women and men everywhere. By bringing together a diverse set of actors with different areas of focus and expertise, EPIC supports governments, employers, workers, and their organizations to make concrete and coordinated progress towards this goal. EPIC is currently the only multi-stakeholder partnership working to reduce the gender pay gap at the global, regional and national levels.
Fairtrade is an institutional arrangement designed to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions, changing the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal for farmers and workers.
The Global Reporting Initiative is an international independent standards organization that helps businesses, governments, and other organizations understand and communicate their impacts on issues such as climate change, human rights, and corruption.
The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice.
The four UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance serve as a global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social, and governance risks and opportunities
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. The alliance aims to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. It helps make the member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment, and societies.
Carbonsink is a highly specialized consulting company focused on the development of sustainability strategies and compensation of CO2 emissions.
Carbon Disclosure Project is an organization that supports companies and cities to disclose the environmental impact of major corporations. It aims to make environmental reporting and risk management a business norm, and drive disclosure, insight, and action towards a sustainable economy.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK registered charity that aims to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the framework of a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government, and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
RobecoSAM is an international investment company with a specific focus on sustainability investments and considers economic, environmental, and social criteria in its investment strategies.
Sustainalytics is an independent global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings to investors.
The Climate Group is a non-profit organization that works with business and government leaders around the world to address climate change. The group has programs focusing on renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve this mission, WCS harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in nearly 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquariums to achieve its conservation mission.
Workplace Pride is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving the lives of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in workplaces all over the world.