News of Global Compact Network Switzerland

EcoVadis, one of the leading providers of business sustainability ratings, has published a new report on sustainability performance comparisons between organizations who have committed to the UN Global Compact principles vs. those that have not. Analysing performances of the UNGC’s Ten Principles across key themes of Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Business Ethics and Sustainable Procurement, EcoVadis finds that committed companies perform better across their supply chains while Sustainable Procurement and environment themes have the greatest gaps between UN Global Compact participants and nonparticipants

SIX hosted the “ANNUAL WOMEN IN ETF GLOBAL BELL RINGING” event for International Women’s Day. For the fifth time in succession, the bell rang for International Women’s Day at the Swiss stock exchange. More than 75 stock exchanges around the world joined together to draw attention to the issue of gender diversity on this day. “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” is a partnership between the UN Global Compact, the International Finance Corporation, the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs.

Global Survey: What does sustainability mean for you and your industry? What role does sustainability play in your life, organisation and industry? These and other questions are the focus of a global survey, the "Global Survey" - anyone can take part! The survey will be available in 16 languages until March 2019. Take part and help to initiate important changes in your country and your industry.

«Together we’re better» – unter diesem Motto haben die Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (DEZA) und das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO) den Jugendwettbewerb 2019 lanciert. Es werden innovative Projekte, Initiativen und Projektideen von jungen Menschen aus der Schweiz gesucht, die zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Armutsbekämpfung in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern beitragen. Alle Projekte werden von einer Fachjury beurteilt. Die fünf besten Projekte werden nach bestimmen Kriterien prämiert.

The Working Group Sustainable Supply Chains by GCNS and öbu was officially launched in Bern on the 5th of February 2019. A big thank you from us to all the participants for their contributions and active participation. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Joseph Känzig from BAFU for the very enlightening presentation on the environmental hotspots in the supply chains of Swiss companies.

Die Sklaverei gibt es auch in der Finanzwirtschaft. International fliessen riesige Geldsummen über das Bankensystem, die mit Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit erwirtschaftet wurden, oder mit denen in Waren und Dienstleistungen investiert wird, in deren Lieferketten moderne Sklaverei oder Menschenhandel vorkommt. Die Liechtenstein Initiative sucht Wege, wie Finanzinstitute solche Finanzströme aufspüren und diese in Zukunft vermeiden können. 

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