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The United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook 2015

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This publication gives a global overview of the achievements of the Global Compact. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact principles. It helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of best-practices, and gives a strong voice to the regional and global actors that are at the heart of the initiative. It includes good practice examples of corporate participants and showcases different approaches to the implementation of the ten principles. It highlights major trends and issues, placing the activities of Global Compact participants in a broader context.

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Giving strong signals of transformation

This year provides an historic opportunity to recognize the benefits that a well-functioning environment brings to humanity in economic, societal, and cultural terms. World leaders will meet in September for the post-2015 development agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, followed by the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December. In addition, in July, they will meet in Addis Ababa for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development. Discussions during the negotiations of these intergovernmental agreements point to the urgency of identifying scientifically sound and innovative solutions that build on the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders – governments, the business and finance community, and civil society at large.

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