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All the information you need for the Leaders Summit. Have more questions? Contact us at LeadersSummit@unglobalcompact.org.

General Information

What is the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit?

The Leaders Summit will convene more than 2,000 of the world’s foremost corporate sustainability leaders to discuss and debate the values of the UN, the future of multilateralism and the role that principles-based business can play in driving progress on the Global Goals.

Through a combination of inspiring plenary sessions, exhibitions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, the Summit will feature innovative examples of how multistakeholder partnerships are unlocking new business opportunities and capital, while also driving impact on the ground.

For the past 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been building a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Now, we need the right kind of leader to take this movement to the next level. If you are a corporate sustainability leader, or aspire to be one, we invite you to join us in New York, June 2021.


When and where will the Leaders Summit 2021 take place?

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will take place on at the United Nations Headquarters and at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001. For more information on the venues, please check the venue page under the Get Ready tab.


What is the programme of the Leaders Summit?

The Leaders Summit programme is currently under development. Please check the Agenda tab for the most updated programme. Check back regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered participants will also receive regular programme and speaker updates as they become available.

About Us

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact works with companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world. 
At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That’s our vision.
The UN Global Compact hosts over 20 flagship events each year, including the Private Sector Forum and the SDG Business Forum, bringing the private sector voice to the UN.
For more information about the United Nations Global Compact please visit our website

 


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit?

This year’s Leaders Summit will virtually convene leading voices from the UN, Government, Business and Academia to kick-start a global conversation about how we rebuild more inclusive economies and societies - to set a new course for a socially just, low-carbon and climate resilient world, where no one is left behind. United, we will recover better, recover stronger, and recover together. Join us as we chase the sun for 24 hours of inspiring plenary sessions, exhibitions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities. For the past 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been building a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Now, we need the right kind of leader to take this movement to the next level. If you are a corporate sustainability leader, or aspire to be one, we invite you to join us June 15-16, 2020.
 


What is the programme of the Leaders Summit?

Please check the programme tab for the most updated information on sessions. Check back regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered participants will also receive regular programme and speaker updates as they become available.
 


What are the costs involved with participating in the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit?

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is complimentary for UN Global Compact Participants, Signatories, Government Officials, and United Nations Representatives. For Non Business and Non Global Compact members the fee for the Virtual Summit is $99 USD.
 


How do I register for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit?

Click here to register.
 


I already registered for the in-person Leaders Summit 2020, do I have to register for Virtual Leaders Summit?

Yes, they are 2 seperate events with different registrations. If you are registered for Leaders Summit 2020, your registration will carry over to 2021. If you would like to attend the virtual event on 15-16 June 2020 click here. 
 


Is there any registration criteria for attendees?

No, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is open to all companies and attendees of all levels and titles. Please share the registration link widely. We want to make this summit as inclusive and informative as possible.
 


What will be the language of the Leaders Summit?

All mainstage sessions at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will be conducted in English at this moment. During our Global Town Hall sessions, these will be conducted in the working language of the country or English.
 

Media FAQ’s

Please visit our MEDIA page for all the information needed if you are a member of the media. For any additional questions, please direct them to media@unglobalcompact.org
 

How do I access the sessions?

Leaders Summit will take place on a virtual event platform called Hopin. It is very user friendly and there will be full support on 15-16 June to assist with any technical issues
Additional information on how to access the sessions will be sent through to you through the email used to register closer to the event.

What is Hopin?

Hopin is a virtual live events platform with all the benefits of physical events that people love, including mainstage content, breakout sessions, face to face networking, and expo halls.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please email LeadersSummit@unglobalcompact.org for any additional questions.