Uniting Business for a Better World

Join us in marking 20 years of the UN Global Compact mobilizing a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want

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20 Years of the UN Global Compact

Launched in 2000 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN Global Compact was initiated to bring business and the United Nations together to give a human face to the global market.

When businesses unite, they can be a powerful force for good by upholding universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Important progress has been made, but from runaway climate change to widening inequalities, our actions do not currently match the ambition and pace necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. All stakeholders must unite to transform our collective aspiration into reality.

Through our Local Networks and over 10,000 companies around the world, the UN Global Compact is taking corporate sustainability from the fringes to the mainstream and uniting business for a better world.

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Interested in joining the movement? Take the next step and join the UN Global Compact, and register to attend the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2020.

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Welcome to the Decade of Action

2020 kicks-off a new Decade of Action to deliver the 17 Global Goals — the boldest agenda for humanity ever adopted. Responsible companies are ramping up their action and impact by embedding a principles-based approach into strategies and operations. More than ever before we need all stakeholders to unite in transforming our collective aspiration to reality.

Read Lise Kingo's Annual Letter


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