The Sustainability Hub hosts the secretariat for the UN Global Compact Network UK. The UNGC Network UK was launched by local businesses in June 2003, and has since grown and evolved in significant ways. In 2006, the Network moved from informal governance to a fee-paying model led by a Chair with support from a Steering Committee, working groups, and a professional Secretariat. In 2013, after continuous membership growth, the Network became an independent legal entity. The UK Network’s 80+ members include a mix of large, medium and smaller UK businesses along with civil society organizations, universities, and professional associations. The Network also has strategic partnerships with the UK government, the Trade Unions Congress (TUC), the UN Association UK and many other organizations. An example of the services we provide:
Act as liaison between the UN Global Compact (UNGC) office and UK-based GC signatories;
Lead the relationships between the UK Network and other UN Global Compact Local Networks around the world;
Represent the UK Network at UNGC events, such as: the Annual Local Networks Forum, European Networks Meeting, and UNGC working groups;
Represent the UK Network in dealings with the UK government and other stakeholders.
Support the Network Chair, Advisory Group and Working Groups by organising and participating in governance meetings and producing briefings as required;
Respond to inquiries from Network members and assist them with their dealings with UNGC HQ and sustainability related issues generally;
Respond to inquiries from external stakeholders;
Lead on recruiting new participants, including identify and engaging targets;
Ensure compliance with statutory requirements of Companies House, the Charity Commission and HMRC;
Organise Network Events, including: choosing themes, securing speakers and venues, managing attendance, and ensuring appropriate follow-up;
Support Network Participants’ efforts to comply with the UNGC’s reporting requirement, the Communication on Progress (COP). This may include organising COP Peer Reviews, training workshops, or other activities as appropriate.
Maintain financial accounts for the Network;
Raise invoices for Network participation fees and follow up with members to ensure timely payment;
Produce regular reports on Network finances for the Chairperson and Advisory Group.
Secure and oversee domain registrations and website/email hosting services;
Produce a monthly Network newsletter;
Maintain the Network website with regular updates;
Maintain the Network Twitter and LinkedIn accounts with regular updates.
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