About the UN Global Compact

Guiding You Through Your Sustainability Journey

Mounting expectations from customers, employees and investors, the ever-growing sustainability ecosystem and limited resources can make this process feel complex and challenging. The United Nations Global Compact helps you cut through the complexity by enabling your company to build trust and transparency, achieve your sustainability objectives and help shape the world’s sustainability agenda — guiding you throughout your sustainability journey.

A Principles-Based Approach to Doing Business

Launched in 2000 as a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact provides a framework for developing a more sustainable and responsible business. Today, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. With easy access to authoritative guidance, training, tools and support, along with global reach and multi-stakeholder connections, the UN Global Compact enables businesses to achieve their sustainability objectives.

PARTICIPANTS OF THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT BENEFIT FROM:

JOINING THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT - WHAT YOU WILL GAIN

Launched in 2000 as a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the UN Global Compact provides a framework for developing a more sustainable and responsible business. Today, the UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. With easy access to authoritative guidance, training, tools and support, along with global reach and multi-stakeholder connections, the UN Global Compact enables businesses to achieve their sustainability objectives.

1. BUILD TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY

As a Participant of the UN Global Compact, your company can publicly share its commitments and report on progress through the largest platform of corporate sustainability leaders and practitioners from all sectors. With the UN Global Compact, you have access to:

  • A platform to communicate your commitment and progress
  • A customized company profile on the UN Global Compact website
  • A media toolkit to communicate your commitment
  • Global and local opportunities at flagship events, conferences and webinars, including speaking opportunities and signing ceremonies for new joiners

2. ACHIEVE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES

The UN Global Compact enables you to advance your knowledge and expertise to meet your sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth. We offer you guidance, training, tools and support such as:

  • Extensive digital resource library
  • Self-assessment and benchmarking
  • Tailored roadmaps and content curation
  • Access to the UN Global Compact help desk
  • Access to capacity building programs
  • Local activations to drive impact
  • Unlimited access to the UN Global Compact Academy learning platform
  • Dedicated Participant Engagement manager

3. HELP SHAPE THE WORLD’S SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA

Perhaps the most significant benefit of the UN Global Compact is to affect real change and deliver value to our participating companies. Through global and local connections, your company can help define leadership and provide inspiration to a broader audience. The UN Global Compact offers you:

  • Participation in issue-specific working groups for leading companies (Action Platforms)
  • Global Leadership Programmes — Expert Network & Global Compact LEAD
  • Peer-to-peer networking opportunities and unparalleled opportunities to meet industry leaders, UN and Government officials
  • Access to global and local partnerships to scale the impact of your projects