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

The Working Group Sustainable Supply Chains by GCNS and öbu was officially launched in Bern in February 2019.

Joseph Känzig, Head of Section Consumption and Production BAFU, provided some introductory remarks on the environmental hotspots in the supply chain of Swiss companies at the Kick-Off Meeting. 

This Working Group which is jointly run by Compact Network Switzerland and öbu provides a platform for mutual exchange of best practices and experiences within a familiar framework. 

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 topics of the Working Group were therefore:

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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 February 2020. 

  

This Working Group is open for öbu and/or UN Global Compact members only. You can become a member here.

For the time being, participation is restricted to producing companies from relevant sectors. If you are interested in joining the Working Group, you are very welcome to do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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