News of Global Compact Network Switzerland

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. 

The GEL Summit 2018 was held at the UN, organized by the Wildhearts Group in partnership with the International School of Geneva.

GCNS Executive Director Antonio Hautle and other global leaders were brought together to inspire students from diverse backgrounds on the importance of Responsible Business and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958

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