Silber-Medaille für das Global Compact International Yearbook 2016

Das Global Compact International Yearbook 2016 hat bei der diesjährigen Verleihung des prestigeträchtigen zehnten Axiom Business Book Awards die Silber-Medaille gewonnen. Die gemeinsame Publikation von macondo publishing und United Nations Publications belegte den zweiten Platz in der Kategorie „Philantrophie/ Nonprofit/ Nachhaltigkeit“. Den ersten Platz belegte Greenleaf Publishing.


Global Compact International Yearbook 2016 published

The idea of sustainability is based on the certitude that we have planetary boundaries. The WWF vividly illustrates this with “Earth Overshoot Day.” It describes the day of the year on which human demands on natural resources exceed the capacity of the earth to reproduce these resources.

„We need new ways of living that will end the suffering, discrimination and lack of opportunity that define the lives of billions of people around the world, and that drive instability and conflict,“ says Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary General in his note in the new „Global Compact International Yearbook“, edition 2016.

What does this mean for corporate sustainability? Business must fit into planetary boundaries. This probably will not work with traditional business models. That is why we need new, fresh ideas. We need change, even when it happens in a rough, disruptive way, and the earlier the better. When you talk about the Sustainable Development Goals, you have to talk about sustainable innovation. The SDGs are the agenda, innovation is the pathway.

The focus theme of the Global Compact International Yearbook 2016 therefore is sustainable innovation, dividing the topic into the chapters disruption, decarbonization, talents and future markets. This categorization corresponds to this years SDG approach of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Other issues of the yearbook are:


Be the change that you wish to see in the world, Mahatma Ghandi said. In a time of profound political, environmental, and social upheavals, examples are more important than ever. In our category “Changemaker,” we introduce women and men who are making credible contributions to sustainable development. Most of us desire change, but there is only a small group of people who are acting to make that change happen. That makes them exceptional. And we are proud to introduce them through interviews and individual profiles.

With interviews and portraits of

•    Angelina Jolie
•    Alejandro Aravena
•    Navi Radjou
•    Robert Redford
•    Sigourney Weaver
•    Peter Singer
•    Mina Guli
•    Kevin McCloud

Cities of the future

To navigate the big challenges of the next decades, cities must be innovative, flexible, livable, and sustainable. By 2050, seven out of ten people on earth will live in cities. Urban living will be the norm, but life for many of these roughly 6 billion people will be everything else but normal. Water, waste, and transportation problems; the lack of housing, jobs, and security; and access to education, participation, and information will be just some of the challenges.

Future cities will not automatically be romantic, smart, zero-emissions sites. It is rather hard work to make cities places worth living in. on the path, many questions have to be answered: Where will our food come from? How can we overcome gridlock? How can we motivate locals for sustainable lifestyles? Can we create sharing cities? What do green buildings and green neighborhoods look like? Answers to these and other questions are given in our section “City of the Future.”

Good Practices

Corresponding to the idea of mutual learning, the Global Compact International Yearbook includes 29 good practices of corporate participants that showcase different approaches to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in accordance to the Ten Principles of the Global Compact. The Global Compact International Yearbook is a product of the macondo publishing and United Nation Publications in cooperation with the Global Compact Offices and networks around the world.


Münster/New York 2016: 164 pages, paperback
macondo publishing/UN Publications
Subscription: 30.00 USD (reg.) 15.00 USD (red.)
ISBN 13: 978-3-946284-01-7
ISSN-Print: 2365-3396
ISSN-Internet: 2365-340x

Free e-book edition

About the United Nations Global Compact International Yearbook

The Global Compact International Yearbook is a product of macondo publishing in support of the UN Global Compact and the advancement of corporate sustainability globally. The aim of the Yearbook is to create a global overview of the achievements of the UN Global Compact. As an independent publication, it offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders, and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge-exchange and learning in the spirit of the Global Compact Principles. The publication helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of good practices, and provides a strong voice to the regional and global actors who are at the heart of the initiative.‐

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The Global Compact International Yearbook is with more than 400,000 readers one of the worlds leading CSR publications. In the new edition Leonardo DiCaprio speaks about business and sustainability. Declares DiCaprio: „€œWe need to change our thinking and our sense of urgency.“€ Leonardo DiCaprio may be one of the world’s top movie stars, but he would rather be defined and respected more for his work as a committed environmentalist. Over the years, he has personally funded as well as helped to raise tens of millions of dollars for a variety of green-related causes. He believes that his greatest legacy will be the progress he has helped make toward safeguarding the planet against the ravages of global warming, pollution, and species protection.


The new GC International Yearbook spotlights the Post-2015 Agenda

Fighting poverty and global warming are key challenges for mankind. „This year we are laying the groundwork for success in 2015 on three fronts: achieving the Millennium Development Goals, adopting a meaningful new climate agreement, and establishing a new vision for a sustainable future“, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in the 2014 edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook. Edited by macondo publishing the new yearbook offers insights to political as well as sustainability issues. This years´ focus lies on the Post-2015 Agenda. We discuss the transition from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals. Question are among others: Are the concepts compatible? How does the architecture of a sustainable future look like? And above all: What role does corporate responsibility play in this context?

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macondo wird Creative Sponsor beim Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010

Die Mediengruppe macondo wird Creativ-Sponsor beim Leaders Summit, der vom 24. bis 25. Juni in New York stattfindet. Das Münsteraner Medienhaus wird im Rahmen dieser Partnerschaft eine Ausstellung zum 10. Jahrestag der Global Compact Gründung präsentieren. Die Ausstellung wird anlässlich des Empfangs von UN Generalsekretär Ban sowie beim Gala Dinner mit New Yorks Bürgermeister Bloomberg zu sehen sein. Anschließend gehen die als Wanderaustellung konzipierten Exponate nach Shanghai, wo sie im Rahmen der Expo im UN Pavillon ausgestellt werden. Zudem präsentiert die Mediengruppe macondo beim Leaders Summit erstmals die neue Ausgabe ihres „Global Compact International Yearbooks 2010“. Mehr über den Leasders Summit erfahren Sie hier.