Ivey is proud to be the first Canadian business school to become an academic stakeholder in the Global Compact. We are committed to implementing the Global Compact's principles and to use the Compact as a forum for advancing responsible corporate citizenship. Download the Global Compact Slide Collection here.

The UN Global Compact initiative pursues two complementary goals:

  1. To internationalize the Compact and its principles by making them part of business strategy and operations.
  2. To catalyze cooperation and collective problem solving between different sectors and stakeholders.

The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption. Click here to learn more about the Global Compact's ten principles in these areas.

Follow the links below for abstracts of Ivey cases and publications on:

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour Standards

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10: Businesses should work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

In March 2008, Ivey responded to the global call for business schools and academic associations to advance corporate social responsibility worldwide. The school has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) unveiled by a group of scholars and leading academic organization at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in July of 2007.

For a copy of the Presentation “Global Compact Relevant Case Study Opportunities” presented at the Global Forum for Responsible Management Education at the United Nations Headquarters on December 5, 2008 click here.