United Nations Global Compact

Dr Clare Eriksson

Director of Global Research & Policy (RICS)

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) works with businesses, civil society and governments to deliver ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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RICS became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in October 2010. The Global Compact is the world's largest and best supported CR initiative. RICS is fully committed to following its 10 principles, covering the environment, labour relations, human rights and anti-corruption. Our commitment is reflected in both our internal policies regarding the environment, our employees and anti-corruption as well as in our member-facing guidance and ethical standards. RICS is a member of the UK Network of the UN Global Compact.

Further RICS engagement at UN level

RICS has consultative status with UN ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and actively works with UN agencies such as the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Habitat, UNESCO and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNEP FI (United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative) and UNEP SBCI (United Nations Environment Programme Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative). 

RICS launches initiative in support of UN PRME

RICS launches the initiative to drive the adoption of sustainable development principles in built environment higher education in support of the UN-backed PRME principles.

In recognition of the fact that education is key to successful mainstreaming of sustainable development principles in daily professional practice, and as part of its active engagement with the UN Global Compact, RICS became a supporting organisation of the United Nation backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in July 2013.

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