The United Nations Global Compact announced ten SDG Pioneers for 2018. Each year, the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — individuals from around the world as who are championing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their own companies and inspiring others to join the movement.
Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) organized a quarterly multi-stakeholder dialogue on “Walking the Talk: Promoting Accountable Business through Advancement of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) Implementation in Indonesia” on Friday, 31 August 2018. The event was an activity of Business and Human Rights Working Group (B&HRWG) project implemented by IGCN, Oxfam, and INFID with the support of European Union.
Indonesia Global Compact (IGCN), Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (STC) and UNICEF, conducted a national workshop on “Children’s and Business Rights: SDG challenges or potential?” with Pusat Kajian Perlindungan Anak (PKPA) through CEA (Civic Engagement Alliance) , Asosiasi Perusahaan Sahabat Anak Indonesia (APSAI), and Komisi Perlindungan Anak Indonesia (KPAI) on 30 August 2018 in Jakarta.
Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), and UN Women launched a new study on the application of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of 7 principles to help companies bolster gender equality and the empowerment of women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The study provides a snapshot of the initiatives being implemented to empower women in the top 50 companies in Indonesia across the WEPs categories: corporate leadership; human rights and nondiscrimination; health and safety; education and training; enterprise development; community leadership and engagement; and transparency, measuring and reporting.
The Sustainable Seafood Alliance Indonesia, co-authored and launches a Bahasa report titled “Supermarket Responsibilities for Supply Chain Worker’s Rights: Continuing Challenges in Seafood Supply Chains and the Case for Stronger Supermarket Action”, advocating improved protection and welfare for the workers who produce our delicious seafood, working on fishing boats, shrimp farms, or processing factories across Indonesia.
During 51 years of work in Indonesia, ethics is one of the PPM Managemen’s characters a well-known institution that plays an active role in the culture of business ethics as the core of the organization. The culture of business ethics in organization is essential in accelerating organizational transformation to create an organization that has competitive, innovative, integrity, and sustainable advantage.
Mr. Bambang Ismawan who founded Bina Swadaya, which through its 15 companies and training arms has helped about one million Indonesian Community Based Organizations, each with membership of 25 people or more, become self-reliant obtained a Gold Award this year.
Taking the global theme of 2018, UNESCO Office Jakarta and Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN) jointly organized a half-day seminar to celebrate World Water Day 2018. The event brought together experts, relevant national stakeholders, universities, and development partners, to exchange their views on the “Nature for Water” on 4 April 2018 at Auditorium Yustinus, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta.
Business & Human Rights have now become focus, concern and commitment for private sector, Government and related stakeholders to implement in daily business operations for sustainable business. To get more companies adopt and implement the (UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), IGCN conducted Business and Human Rights Training for Managers. This Training was conducted on 28-29 March 2018 at Ashley Hotel, Jakarta and attended by 31 companies with 62 participants in total coming from Medan, Kutai, Surabaya, Bandung and Jakarta.
This Forum served as a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue medium for networking, knowledge sharing and exchange of experience on business and human rights practices and the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.
The month of October was closed by IGCN with "SheTrades Business Matchmaking" to support ITC SheTrades initiative, which aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market, locally and globally by year 2020. The matchmaking was to connect womenpreneurs (Small – Medium Enterprises (SMEs)) with national's renowned corporations to get access to the market. Participated by 16 corporations and 31 SMEs having their business operations based from various locations including West Sumatra, Central Java, Flores and Berau, etc., ITC SheTrades Business Matchmaking was held at (and under the courtesy of) PPM Manajemen Building, Jakarta on 31st October 2017.