Initiatives & Tools

Business Sustainability Helpdesk

A free helpdesk for business sustainability questions by the Global Compact Network Switzerland and the Positive Impact Space.

New opportunity for any sustainability professional to consult a pool of experts on business sustainability questions. The inquiry is answered either by an expert or treated as a community discussion, depending on the nature of the questions. Questions can be submitted in English, German, French or Italian.

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Business Sustainability Today Platform

This is an independent digital information and discussion platform on the subject of corporate sustainability and the objectives for sustainable development (SDGs). It shows innovative and inspiring solutions from companies, projects, products, services and partnerships that contribute to the goals of sustainable development.


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Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains

GCNS and öbu successfully launched their Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains in February 2019 in Bern.

Participants first reflected individually and then in small groups on five topics related to sustainable supply chain management that were identified based on online and phone surveys conducted in 2018. Four core topics where identified and prioritized by the group. The resulting roadmap of the Working Group:

1. Supply chain visibility and traceability
2. Supply chain risk analysis and sustainable procurement
3. Human Rights due diligence
4. Supplier assessment and management

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The next event is scheduled for 23rd October 2019 with focus on Human Rights Due Diligence. 

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