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 on upcoming sponsorship opportunities for UN Global Compact events, including our 20th Anniversary Leaders Summit please reach out to Max Mckenna (mckenna@unglobalcompact.org)