Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders
Over 26 hours of continuous virtual programming, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit was the UN’s largest, most inclusive and most sustainable convening of purpose-driven business leaders committed to tackling societal challenges and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Under the theme of “Recover Better, Recover Stronger, Recover Together,” the event marked the 20th anniversary of the UN Global Compact, providing a platform of platforms where leaders from business, civil society, Governments and the UN were challenged to reflect on the importance of collaboration and public-private partnerships, and increase their ambition to achieve the SDGs. More than 20,000 business and sustainability leaders from over 180 countries participated in more than 100 global, regional and local sessions.
Explore the new resources released by the UN Global Compact at the Leaders Summit:
- UN Global Compact 20th-Anniversary Progress Report: Uniting Business in the Decade of Action
- Leadership for the Decade of Action: A United Nations Global Compact – Russell Reynolds Associates study on the characteristics of sustainable business leaders
- Introducing Business Benchmarks for the Decade of Action, part of the SDG Ambition initiative