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SME Peer
Learning Group

Grappling with complex issues in an ever-changing sustainability landscape under mounting pressure from consumers and shareholders, sustainability professionals across the globe are looking for opportunities to connect with their peers for insights and knowledge sharing.

Peer Learning Groups at the UN Global Compact create a safe space for companies to share their best practices and challenges on critical sustainability issues with like-minded professionals, while gaining access to industry experts and unique networking opportunities. Through facilitated sessions, curated resources and group discussions, participants learn about the latest best practices in any given issue area in a trusted, regulated environment.

The SMEs Peer Learning Group is open for staff of UNGC participants working on topics related to climate, environment, human & labour rights, anti-corruption, compliance and sustainability. The topics are targeted to SMEs but the group also welcomes bigger companies. All levels of advancement are encouraged to apply.

The Learning Experience

The SMEs Peer Learning Group encompasses 6 sessions from September to December 2023. Sessions take place virtually and bring together participants from different industries and sectors in Switzerland & Liechtenstein.

Leading up to each session, participants receive materials from the UN Global Compact to help them prepare. During the session, participants learn through case studies, breakout sessions, and discussion forms.

Session Topics

  • Business Case for Sustainability

  • Human Rights

  • Labour Rights

  • Environment

  • Anti-Corruption

  • Reflection


  • Build a community, network and support system of sustainability professionals and industry experts

  • Share knowledge and insights about your company’s sustainability challenges and solutions

  • Identify trends on emerging sustainability innovations

  • Enter a safe space for challenging and courageous conversations, facilitated by the UN Global Compact

  • Advance your company’s sustainability journey

Peer Learning Sessions

Business Case for Sustainability

  September 21, 2023

10:30 - 12:00  

Human &

Labour Rights

October 24, 2023

10:30 - 12:00

Diversity & Inclusion

November 2, 2023

10:30 - 12:00


November 14, 2023

10:30 - 12:00


November 28, 2023

10:30 - 12:00


December 12, 2023

10:30 - 12:00


  • Able to commit to joining 6 sessions

  • Willing to candidly share, learn, and engage with peers

  • Active participation and active listening are key to peer-to-peer learning

  • Employee of an SME that is an UNGC participant or supplier of an UNGC participant


Your registration applies to all 6 sessions. If some sessions are already in the past, it is still possible to join the group for the upcoming ones. 

Thanks for your registration. We look forward to welcoming you to our SME Peer Learning Group!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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