UN Global Compact Academy

Join our Academy to learn how to accelerate your sustainability performance

Academy Overview

The UN Global Compact Academy is designed to give Participants* the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives. Delivered through a series of learning sessions taught by world-class experts, the Academy will coach Participants to develop their understanding of critical topics and build actionable skills.

Anchored in our principles-based approach, the Academy is both accessible and solution-oriented, enabling Participants to accelerate positive impacts both now and far into the future. Focused on learning that ensures results, our topic portfolio will cover key themes across all aspects of corporate sustainability, with a special focus on the UN Global Goals.

Regardless of your corporate function or where you are on your sustainability journey, the UN Global Compact Academy offers business-friendly solutions and the opportunity to join a highly-engaged learning community.

*While the UN Global Compact Academy is designed for companies engaged in the Participant tier, we are pleased to make this inaugural session open to both Participants and Signatories. Learn more about our new engagement model and explore which tier is right for your company.

Key Features of the Academy

1. Gain the skills needed to meet your sustainability objectives

2. Access cutting-edge tools & resources

3. Learn from and interact with world-class experts

4. Join a learning environment designed for a global workforce

2018 Topics and Sessions

Examples of key themes and topics to be covered in 2018 are included below.

Check back here soon for updated programme information.

A Principles-based Approach to the Global Goals

Topics include:
  • Why a principles-based approach matters
  • A practical guide to Global Goals implementation: getting started
  • Defining Global Goals leadership
  • Building successful partnerships
  • How to report on the Global Goals

Human Rights & Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

Topics include:
  • What human rights mean for business
  • Human rights: from policies to practice
  • Understanding human rights impact assessments
  • Responding to human rights risks in supply chains and engaging difficult suppliers
  • Building multi-stakeholder consultations and social dialogue
  • Advancing gender equality across your supply chain

Accelerating Global Climate Action

Topics include:
  • Turning the Paris Agreement into corporate climate action
  • Business solutions to climate challenges: what are they, and what can business do?
  • How to set science-based emissions targets
  • Exploring pathways to low-carbon and resilient development
  • Driving water stewardship beyond your fence lines

Sustainable Finance

Topics include:
  • Private sector investment and sustainable development
  • New financial models for the Global Goals
  • Improving ESG engagement with your investors
April May TBD

How can the Academy help you?

We want to hear from you! What topics and issues do you want to see included as part of the Academy? Complete the form below to tell us about your corporate sustainability challenges and the topic may be featured in an upcoming session.