The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) offers the Canadian business and non-business sectors a unique opportunity to learn and exchange best practices in corporate responsibility, within the network and among global peers. In doing so, we build the capacity of the Canadian corporate sector, empowering companies to embrace the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles within their national and global operations.
As the focal point for UN Global Compact signatories and participants in Canada, the Global Compact Network Canada raises awareness and supports the implementation of the 10 Principles by Canadian companies. The GCNC facilitates dialogue, the sharing of best practices, and peer-to-peer learning between companies and other interested national and global stakeholders.
The Global Compact Network Canada is committed to:
October 2013: National Ecocredit joins the Global Compact Network Canada to host the GCNC French Chapter, located in Montreal, Quebec.
June 14, 2013: The Global Compact Network Canada officially launched by opening the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange and hosting its first local network meeting with over 50 business and non-business participants.
June 13, 2013: Over 110 leaders from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors from across Canada convened to celebrate the launch of the Global Compact Network Canada. The momentous occasion was marked by a keynote address from Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.
November 2012: A core group of 7 Canadian companies, including Barrick Gold, Globescan, Scotiabank, Suncor Energy, Teck Resources, TELUS and Unilever Canada joined forces to explore the possibility of launching a Canadian local network chapter for the UN Global Compact.
Ms. Helle Bank Jorgensen
Network Contact Person
Ms. Megan Wallingford
Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.
Accepted on 16 March, 2015