To help drive responsible corporate action, the United Nations Global Compact is #UnitingBusiness to respond to COVID-19 and providing guidance and support to companies everywhere. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will be critical in efforts to support people and companies affected, limit further disruption to the economy, and facilitate business continuity for a swift recovery.

We are honoured to be able to continue the mission of UKSSD
Since launching in 2015, UKSSD grew to become an influential and thriving cross-sector network. For several reasons, and in the current climate, the network needed to evolve and we’re honoured to continue their mission to advance the SDGs in the UK and to fulfil our shared vision in creating a future where all people in the UK have a good life on a healthy planet.  

UKSSD’s work will live on through three key projectsQuarterly SDG Huddles, a Food System Working Group, and an SDG Advocacy Working Group. For more information and to sign up to receive updates about our work, click here 

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Emily Auckland for her brilliant work and leadership. We wish her all the best with her next role.  

In a letter coordinated by the UN Global Compact Network UK and UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), leaders of over 150 businesses, civil society organisations, and from public life have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a socially just and green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The letter calls on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use the SDGs to consolidate and future-proof Covid-19 recovery plans in the UK. Signatories include NatWest Group, Nestlé UK & Ireland, RELX, Linklaters, HSBC Group, Mott MacDonald, Unilever, and public figures such as filmmaker Richard Curtis, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, and the Mayors of Bristol and Liverpool. For more information and a link to the letter, click here. For the response from the Secretary of State for DFID to our letter, click here.

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact, Rabobank, and Global Compact Local Networks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement with the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign, and use the new streamlined route for small- and medium-sized businesses created by the SBTi to set science-based climate targets.

16 November 2020 11am - 12:30pm CEST

For more information and to register, click here.

The UN Global Compact Network UK presents the
2020 Global Goals Roadshow

Due to COVID-19, we will be presenting taking these events online in an interesting and innovative way whilst restrictions are in place. Click here for more information and to register.




One of the 1st steps in setting #ScienceBasedTargets is achieving internal buy-in.

Join our webinar TOMORROW to learn how to make an effective business case and achieve cross-departmental support in the face of push-back.


In the lead up to #UNDay, we’re inviting all staff, employees, and supporters of UN @globalcompact participant companies and non-business stakeholders to demonstrate their role in #UnitingBusiness for a better world.

Add your voice:

On 16 November, we are delighted to be joined by Caroline Casey from @Valuable500 and Daniel Sobel of @InclusionExpert for 'Disrupting the Status Quo to Leave No One Behind: a conversation about inclusion'.

Find out more & register here:

The event 'How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery' will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement.

Learn more and register today:

Interested in the #WomenPeaceSecurity agenda? You can now watch the second webinar in our 'Business Action for Women, Peace and Security' series on our YouTube:

#BizHumanRights #SDG5 #GenderEquality

Only one day remains to register for our 'Achieving internal buy-in to set #ScienceBasedTargets' webinar held in partnership with @sciencetargets!

Learn more about the event and register for free here:

The next webinar in our #BlackLivesMatter & Business series, taking place on 28 Oct at 2pm and supported by @crownagentsbank, will focus on best practices for fostering workplace inclusion & retention of Black talent.

Register now:


We are delighted to announce the following companies will be participating in the #youngSDGinnovators programme 2020/2021! There are still a couple of places left so don't miss out! Find out more and apply before Oct 31st:

As the @UN marks 75 years and the UN @globalcompact turns 20, 100 million employees are already working to advance their mission and #TenPrinciples.

This #UNDay, we are #UnitingBusiness for a better world. Add your voice: #UN75

The @globalcompactUK, @GlobalCompactNL, @globalcompact and @Rabobank are calling on European SMEs to set #ScienceBasedTargets.

Join this webinar to learn about @sciencetargets new validation route for SMEs and hear from SMEs leading on climate action.

Join @SportandRights upcoming webinar on Athlete Abuse on Wednesday 21 October at 1 PM (BST)
Info and registration here:

Join our ‘Getting Started’ webinar to learn more about the #SDGs, discover the tools available to help you embed them in your organisation and hear @BurgesSalmonCR share their insights to engaging with the Goals:


Just two days left to register for the first webinar in our series hosted with @sciencetargets designed to support companies to overcome the common challenges related to setting and implementing #ScienceBasedTargets.

Learn more and register here:

In the lead up to #UNDay on 24 October, CEO and Executive Director @SandaOjiambo is inviting all staff, employees and supporters of the UN @globalcompact to demonstrate their role in #UnitingBusiness for a better world.

Add your voice:

Join us 27 October when we will be engaging in a conversation around the role of SMEs in the #NetZero transition, support available for SMEs, specific challenges faced by SMEs in taking climate action and how to overcome these, and more.

Register here:

Missed our #BlackLivesMatter & Business: Recruitment webinar? Watch it now on our YouTube:

To register for upcoming webinars & access more recordings of past events in the series, click here:

#BlackHistoryMonth #BizHumanRights

Applications are now closed for the 2020 UK #SDGpioneers. Thank you to everyone who applied - we wish you the best of luck! 👍 Our team will be in touch in the coming weeks! Now let the review process begin!

Are you ready to raise your #SDGAmbition? Only 39% of companies surveyed believe they have targets that are sufficiently ambitious to achieve the #SDGs by 2030.

Sign up today and accelerate your company’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda:

If you missed the second webinar in our 'Business Action for #WomenPeaceSecurity' series, you can now watch it on our YouTube!

To learn how pioneering business projects can enable progress towards this important global agenda, click here:


Is your business at the beginning of its SDG journey? Register for our ‘Getting Started’ webinar to learn more about the #SDGs, explore the tools available to support you, and hear @BurgesSalmonCR share their insights to engaging with the Goals:

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