PRESS RELEASE_UNGCNI and World Bank

While there is expectation that governmental agencies work together for smart city implementation it was realised that multilateral agencies like UN and World Bank too needed to work together to synergise and scale up the impact of their work. Towards this end UNGC India, the largest voluntary corporate initiative committed to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and the World Bank have come together to promote ‘connected intelligence’ and signed a special Knowledge Partnership between UNGC India and the World Bank earlier this month. We are confident that the scale and sustainability of our initiatives will increase manifold through this collaboration. 


GCNI CEGET Smart City Framework

Author : GCNI-CEGET

GCNI CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.


GCNI CEGET Smart City Framework

Author : GCNI-CEGET

GCNI CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.


Making Global Goals Local Business - India

Bringing together over 300 local and global business, finance, civil society, government society leaders to develop innovative business models for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Global Compact pulled together a highly successful two-day event for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business – India in New Delhi.

Please see: http://citiesprogramme.org/making-global-goals-local-business-india/


Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India - Working Paper

Author: GCNI-CEGET

With the government initializing a second phase of pushing forth the Public Procurement Bill in Parliament, GCNI initiated its second innings in the endeavor. GCNI CEGET’s Working Paper ‘Business Recommendations for Public Procurement Legislation in India’ focuses on seven propositions around – Coverage, Competition, Transparency, Market Access, Grievance Review and Redressal, Probity and Sustainable Public Procurement.


Business Case for Anti-Corruption in India

Author: GCNI

The publication presents real anti-corruption case studies of the Indian businesses to show that in long term complying with anti-corruption policies has good returns for the company.

The publication is a first of its kind to be shared from any emerging market.The publication is recommended to be included in the modules of UN Principles of Responsible Management courses, taught in 35,000 Management Institutes around the world.


Integrity Pact in India: Glancing Back and Looking

Author: GCNI & Transparency International

Transparency International’s Integrity Pact is an important tool to help to create a level playing field for business and reduce the costs associated with procurement. The goal of the Integrity Pact is to reduce the chances of corrupt practices during procurement through a binding agreement between the procuring agency and bidders for specific contracts.

The primary objective of the Integrity Pact is to support companies who refrain from bribery by providing assurances that (i) their competitors will also not bribe, and (ii) that the procurement, privatization or licensing agencies are committed to preventing corruption, including extortion, by their officials and to follow transparent procedures. A secondary benefit is that governments can reduce the high cost that corruption imposes on public procurement, privatization or licensing.


Understanding the Demand & Supply Equations of Corruption & Fraud

Author : GCNI & Thought Arbitrage

It is an in-depth look at about 100 major corporate fraud that have occurred in India’s private sector over the past 15 years, and puts forth practical solutions that would be useful for corporate houses to both prevent, as well as manage, corruption and fraud.


Governance of Smart Cities

Author : GCNI-CEGET

CEGET has been actively working on the smart cities mission in India to promote transparency in governance of smart cities in India.


Governance of Pune Smart City

Discussion in progress at the 1st Quarterly Meeting in Pune

Discussion in progress

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. (PSCDCL) and Global Compact Network India (GCNI) – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-KTs9PrCOWNMHBySDZLZ0JmbVk/view?usp=sharing

GCNI – PSCDCL Scope of Work – 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-KTs9PrCOWNV0wzSnV3SjZWZWc/view?usp=sharing

Subsequent to the signing of MoU with Pune Smart City in June 2016, GCNI engaged in a series of meetings with the team of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) to finalise a detailed scope of work and road ahead for the Smart Cities Mission for the city of Pune.

Simultaneously GCNI also engaged in formal MoUs with its Knowledge Partners – Legasis Services Private Limited (LSPL) and VMC Management Consulting Private Limited (Vision360).  GCNI procured the preliminary information regarding list of projects covered within the purview of Pune Smart City area.

In the second quarter worked picked up steam with interventions directed towards actual projects.

In the third quarter, a group meeting with the CEO/Commissioner and other representatives of PSCDCL/PMC along with our knowledge partners was held in Pune in April 2017. During the meeting, the tools developed on Governance Compliance and Procurement named Legatrix and CARAAR, along with the public private partnership (PPP) framework for developing and implementing the smart city initiative in Pune, were some of the main issues that were discussed and deliberated upon.