Annual Summit:
Bridging the Ambition to Action Gap

1st October 2024 I London Guildhall and online

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In-person Attendees

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Expert Speakers


Running a successful and responsible business is perhaps more challenging today than ever before. In a complex landscape of risks and opportunities, technological innovation is moving at an unprecedented pace, resource availability and social instability are immediate challenges, and companies must navigate capricious policy conditions while competing versions of reality have destroyed trust. Nonetheless, stakeholders want businesses to address the pressure our planet and its population are under.

Sustainable Development provides businesses with a clear unifying vision for a viable and prosperous economy of the future.

Ambitious sustainability targets have been set at every level from individual companies to international pacts. Approaching the midpoint of the UN 'Decade of Action', the time to deliver on these commitments to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and inequality is now. However, progress is not happening fast enough, and in some cases is reversing. Business professionals must be equipped and empowered with robust solutions to respond to the challenges spanning all three tenets of ESG.

Through panel discussions, fireside chats, hands-on practical workshops, and extensive networking opportunities, the UN Global Compact Network UK’s Annual Summit will bring together stakeholders from across sectors for practical, output-focused discussions, to give you the strategic insights needed to bridge the ambition to action gap and transform your business for people, planet, and prosperity.

All key takeaways from the day will be captured and made exclusively available to attendees, forming a strategic action plan to accelerate sustainability solutions.


What to Expect at This Year’s Annual Summit

Panel Discussion

Varied Panel Discussion

Bringing diverse cross-sector and cross-industry perspectives together, our panel discussions take a deep dive into the most pressing ESG challenges facing companies today.

Fireside Chat

Insightful Fireside Chats

In our fireside chats, business leaders are coming together for thought-provoking and enlightening exchanges, reflecting on today’s challenges in candid conversations.



Our hands-on learning sessions allow participants to actively engage with peers to exchange ideas, deepen their knowledge, and learn from best practice.
(Invitation Only)


Networking Opportunities

London Guildhall provides opportunity to build and deepen relationships, share insights and expertise, and collaborate with other leading business professionals.

Thought Leadership Opportunities

We offer opportunities to position your company as a thought leader in the UK market under the UN Global Compact’s umbrella and help shape the sustainable business ecosystem.

There is a limited number of spaces available, register your interest in sponsorship opportunities here.

Who Attends

C-Suite Executives

CEOs, CSOs, COOs, CFOs, CLOs, CCOs, CROs, and more

Senior Management

Directors, Partners, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Division Heads, and more

Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR Managers, Sustainability Directors, Social Responsibility VPs, and more


Environmental (Sustainability) Managers, Climate Change Programme Directors, and more

Risk Management

Directors of Risk Management, Risk Analysts, Compliance Officers, and more

External Affairs

Heads of Stakeholder Relations, External Affairs Managers, Partnerships Managers, and more

Supply Chain Management

Heads of Procurement, Senior Buyers, Supply Chain Managers, and more


Innovation Managers and Strategists, Business (Model) Designers, Intrapreneurs, and more

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“The venue was outstanding, the organisation was excellent, and the agenda was on-point.”

“Inspirational speakers sharing real life examples on how to build progress on what matters most.”

“The event was super insightful and it gave me lots of ideas which I can implement on a personal and professional levels.”

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