Connecting with local organisations and delving into the SDGs was the goal of our 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business Roadshow. With 7 virtual city stops over October, we brought together stakeholders to accelerate action on the SDGs. In the lead up to COP26, these online events allowed you to take a whole systems approach to delivering the Global Goals and develop an understanding of how to lead action for Agenda 2030.  LEARN MORE >>>

To commemorate the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, UN Global Compact Network UK & UN Global Compact Network USA launched the Elimination of Child Labour Webinar Series. The five sessions featured a series of discussions over the course of the year, to raise awareness on the importance of the elimination of child labour and to translate business aspirations into business actions. The series brought private sector representatives together with UN agencies, academia, and civil society to discuss the challenges on the ground, as well as share best practice examples to eliminate child labour and accelerate progress to end child labour for good.


01 Nov  - 12 Nov 2021
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1st–12th November 2021. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UN Global Compact Network UK hosted several virtual events during and after the Conference, as well as an in-person event in the Blue Zone.


Welcome to our newest members:

Altrubi Limited
Always Be Content
Beck & Pollitzer
Bristol Waste Company
Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Clarasys Limited
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Contact Originators
Frank Recruitment Group
Henry Riley LLP
Igas Energy plc
Mondottica Limited
Mouro Capital
New Day Group (Jersey) Limited
OPRL Limited
Provident Financial Group
PSI Services LLC
RedCompass Labs
SCC Group
Solarwheel lt
Yokogawa UK Ltd





Together, we can realize our collective aspirations for a prosperous, thriving, sustainable and resilient Africa.

Join #UnitingBusiness Africa to hear from African and global leaders on ways to mobilize business for impact.

Register now 👇

❓ How can CFOs help reshape the future of corporate finance?

In our latest CFO Insights interview hosted by @maggielake, Jurgen Esser shares his perspective as CFO of @Danone.

📺 Check out the full interview:


Over two decades ago, UN Secretary-General @KofiAnnan launched the UN @globalcompact with the guidance of the late John Ruggie, who would later go on to author the #UNGPs. Today, we honour his legacy and commit to closing the gap between policy and action on #BizHumanRights.

The UN @globalcompact is fully committed to the #NextDecadeBHR. I encourage all stakeholders to drive the @WGBizHRs Roadmap and carry on the legacy of @KofiAnnan and John Ruggie in ensuring that no one is left behind in our fight for a better world. #BizHumanRights #UNGPs10plus

Today, our CEO & Executive Director @SandaOjiambo is participating in the 10th Annual UN Forum on #BizHumanRights to explore ways to increase the pace and scale of action to implement the #UNGPs.

📺 Register now and watch live:

@WGBizHRs @UNHumanRights

Working poverty is a reality worldwide. Join our webinar to learn how companies can protect low-paid workers and reduce wage inequalities.

⏰: 2 December
📝: This event will be conducted in Spanish with translation into Portuguese.

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Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are 10 ways you can #OrangeTheWorld and make a difference during the #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, and every day.

The 10th Annual UN Forum on #BizHumanRights looks ahead to the #NextDecadeBHR and will explore ways to increase the pace and scale of action to implement the #UNGPs.

Register now for the virtual Forum:

@WGBizHRs @UNHumanRights #UNGPs10plusf

#ClimateChange has increased global inequality. As we work to recover from #COVID19, the transition from grey to green economy must leave no one behind!

Learn how to make this happen through #Goal13:

Globally, 92% of UN Global Compact companies surveyed say they have diversity & inclusion initiatives in place.

📖 Read our brief to learn how fostering a diverse & inclusive company culture is the foundation for driving innovation and business success:

📌 Businesses have a role to play in ensuring safe and healthy working conditions for their employees.

Explore our brief with the @ilo on occupational #safetyandhealth:

5⃣ key shifts in our global strategy 2021–2023:

~Holding companies accountable
~A balanced growth of local & regional networks
~Measuring impact in priority areas
~Harnessing the collective action of SMEs
~Engaging more actively with the UN & partners

Make sure you register today for #UnitingBusiness Africa to hear from African and global leaders on ways to mobilize African business for impact!

⏰ 2 December
👉 Registration:

25 November is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the world 🌎 is turning orange 🧡 to stand against gender-based violence. Let’s kick off the #16Days of Activism and #OrangeTheWorld!

Have you noticed? At #COP26, global leaders wore the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5 °C pin to show their commitment to working together in saving our planet 🤝

Learn more about Business Ambition for 1.5°C through our latest status report:

🚨 Last chance to apply for our vacancy announcements!

1️⃣ Public Information Officer (P4) to join our communications team:

2️⃣ Programme Officer (P4) to work on Governance and Anti-Corruption:

⏰ Deadline: 1 December


The 10th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights is only a few days away. Register now in order to access all the virtual sessions:

La Campaña “Llámale a las cosas por su nombre. Violencia es violencia” busca explorar cómo se manifiesta las violencias de género, y cómo los hombres pueden y deben, ser aliados en el tema #Llamalealascosasporsunombre #ViolenciaEsViolencia
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Check out the world’s largest CEO study on #sustainability! It provides the perspectives of +1,230 CEOs across 113 countries & 21 industries on the opportunities & challenges for business leaders to address the climate crisis.

Read now:


#ICYMI: The UN Secretary-General Mr. @antonioguterres participated in our recent Business Ambition for Climate Action event during #COP26 and shared some powerful words about the need for #ClimateAction.

📺 Watch his full intervention:


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This autumn, we hosted nine unique webinars to help businesses identify practical actions and solutions for achieving #NetZero.

Access all the recordings of the sector-specific sessions on our website:
#RaceToZero #ClimateAction

Our 'Building Business Climate Resilience' series featured four engaging sessions with industry speakers at @kpmguk, @NatWestGroup, @naturaandco, @ArupGroup, @ThisIsReckitt, @GoodEnergy, @slaughterandmay and more!

Access all the recordings on our website:

📢Our new guidance for business explains the challenges companies face when tackling #ChildLabour and highlights possible tools and solutions they can use.

Take action today and read the report at

#PACE #ukaid

Our new guidance for business explains the role companies can play in achieving the #WPS agenda, particularly in relation to women’s economic empowerment in fragile and conflict-affected areas.

Take action today and read the report at

Consumers, workers, investors and shareholders demand companies promote #GenderEquality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. By signing the @WEPrinciples, CEOs join 5000+ business leaders in making a public commitment.


📢NEW! Child Labour Working Group Annual Report

The private sector can play a positive role in eradicating #ChildLabour by joining multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnering with local organisations.

Take action and read the report at

#PACE #ukaid

Our popular Young SDG Innovators Programme provides a platform for the brightest talent in your company to develop innovative ideas and deliver tangible solutions for your organisation. Apply here:

On 10 Nov we heard from Clara Arpa Azofra, Badar Khan, & Márcia Balisciano during our session, 'Overcoming Barriers to #NetZero', as part of the @globalcompact's event, 'Business Ambition for #ClimateAction - Live from #COP26'!

Watch the recording here:

"Let us close this session and continue the fight tomorrow, and the day after, and the weeks, months and years ahead."

#COP26 delivered historic outcomes.

Countries must now make good on their promises & deliver on the commitments.

Watch the highlights of the negotiations 👇

When businesses try to achieve #sustainablegoals and increase diversity within their organisations, they often struggle to implement this at the cognitive-level.

Join @GlobalCompactCH for their Neuropolitics and Sustainability Talk Series.

Register here:

Our final @HeForShe inspirational role model for #InternationalMensDay is Laurent Sabourin, Group Managing Director at @IntlSOS

Laurent has given an interview with @globalcompact as part of a series profiling male leaders on #GenderEquality.

Find it at

The next postive role model we are highlighting this #InternationalMensDay is Heath Zarin.

Heath is driving #GenderEquality, diversity, and inclusion at @EV_Cargo.

@HeForShe @globalcompact

#InternationalMensDay is a day dedicated to celebrating positive male role models and
highlighting the issues faced by men.

With this in mind, we are pleased to share the following quote from Stephen Swindell, Managing Director at @XodusGroup.

@HeForShe @globalcompact

Be sure to catch up on all the recordings from our 'Transitioning to #NetZero' webinar series! Each of the nine sector-specific events featured presentations and Q&A sessions with expert industry & climate speakers.

Watch here:
#RaceToZero #ClimateAction

On today’s #InternationalMensDay, we are also highlighting Russell Waite, Group Director at @AffinityPW.

Check in later for more male role models leading the way in this space!

As #LivingWageWeek comes to a close, our interns Pauline and Emma reflect on why the #LivingWage is important, and what it means to them.

Find out more and join the Living Wage movement with @LivingWageUK:


Happy #InternationalMensDay!! On this #IMD2021 we will be highlighting just a few positive male role models who inspire us by promoting #GenderEquality and better relations between men and women all year round.

@MichaelPageUK @HeForShe @globalcompact

#GenderEquality is critical to job creation, innovation, productivity, and sustainable economic growth.
The @WEPrinciples support businesses on their journey to advancing women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Read about #WEPs:

No matter the size, sector, or location, #ClimateChange poses risks to your business.

Our 'Building Business Climate Resilience' series featured four unique webinars to help companies identify and manage these risks. Access all the recordings here:

The business awareness prompted by #BlackLivesMatter entering the mainstream must be followed up with concrete action to eradicate discrimination.

Download our FREE report to learn about actionable steps that companies can take to address racism➡️

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We think a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. That is why, one year ago, we became a #LivingWage Employer. The real #LivingWage is the only rate calculated on the real cost of living.