How United Nations Global Compact Supports Business
To end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change, United Nations Global Compact has provided a platform where businesses can join and participate in shaping the sustainability agenda. The UN Global Compact guides companies to do well by operating responsibly, taking bold actions, and bringing the voice of responsible business to dialogues with world leaders. United Nations Global Compact support to businesses entails:
A Platform Anchored In Universal Principles And Values
A unique, principle based and normative platform, anchored in landmark United Nations Declarations and Conventions, for business to communicate progress and commitments.
A public profile for Participants and Signatories is displayed on the UN Global Compact website, showing corporate commitments and progress to the universal Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Participants and Signatories may enjoy public visibility and recognition for their commitments and progress at UN Global Compact events and conferences, including speaking and media coverage opportunities as well as signing ceremonies for new joiners.
Participants are invited to UN Global Compact flagship events: UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, convened annually during the UN General Assembly Making Global Goals Local Business, convened annually in the second quarter. Participants and Signatories are also invited to country-specific events, conferences and workshops.
Participants and Signatories may use the “We Support UN Global Compact” logo on corporate communications. Participants may also use a new UN Global Compact digital/social/media toolkit.
For outstanding progress made toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, Participants and Signatories may enjoy recognition and visibility if selected as an SDG Pioneer. Based on performance, Participants may also earn Global Compact LEAD recognition and use of the Global Compact LEAD logo.
Easy access to worldclass expertise, tools and resources
Participants and Signatories have access to the UN Global Compact library of world-class sustainability content, tools and resources. These resources cover a range of sustainability issues, including the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Participants can access the dedicated UN Global Compact helpdesk and support services to guide them in their global engagement with the UN Global Compact and help them advance their sustainability efforts. Participants and signatories can receive similar guidance and support through their Local Networks.
UN Global Compact Navigator will be designed to provide insights and aggregate data on the collective impact of business in achieving the Global Goals. This intuitive digital tool will allow companies to self-assess their performance as well as measure progress implementing the Ten Principles and the Global Goals.
UN Global Compact Academy: Participants can join a global learning community, which includes a curriculum on the Ten Principles and the Global Goals. Learning is done through webinars, podcasts and videos as well as face to face coaching. This will help companies learn from and interact with global thought leaders, experts, the UN, and business partners, as well as stay up-to date on trends in sustainable development.
Global reach AND CONNECTIONS TO HELP SHAPE THE SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA
Participants and Signatories will Meet and interact directly with UN Heads, Ministers, CEOs, leaders and influencers at invitation-only, high-level UN Global Compact and UN convenings.
Participants and Signatories will be invited to national and Local Network convenings.
Participants will receive global support to connect with potential UN partners via facilitated introductions, partnership workshops and trainings, and a range of other strategic advisory resources to help develop and scale UN business partnerships.
Participants and Signatories can receive similar support to make connections with UN partners at the national level.