Taking a Principles-based Approach to the Global Goals


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Join us for the inaugural session of UN Global Compact Academy: Taking a principles-based approach to the Global Goals

Please join us for the inaugural session of the new UN Global Compact Academy, featuring an interactive dialogue with Lise Kingo and John Ruggie on the need for a principles-based approach to the Global Goals — an approach that puts respect for human rights at the centre of business action.

Amid geopolitical uncertainties and environmental stress, responsible business can act as beacons for a more sustainable and secure world. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights provide a crucial framework to help the private sector generate value while reinforcing essential human values.

We must continue to raise our ambition of what we can achieve for the Global Goals, and what we expect of others.

This session will help Participants:

  • Understand the importance of a principles-based approach to the Global Goals
  • Explore what it means to operationalize this approach within your company while also identifying and harnessing the interconnectedness of the Global Goals
  • Discuss how negative impacts on society cannot be offset by intended contributions to the Global Goals

Featured Speakers:

John Ruggie, 
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights
and International Affairs at Harvard's
Kennedy School of Government

Lise Kingo,
CEO and Executive Director,
UN Global Compact


About the UN Global Compact Academy: The 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.