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What We Do

Global Compact Network South Africa is a member-based corporate sustainability platform that brings companies together with labour organisations, academic institutions, cities, non-governmental organisations and UN agencies. GCN SA works collectively with members to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the UNGC Ten Principles on human rights, labour protection, environmental protection and anti-corruption.

CEO’s voluntarily commit their companies to implement the 10 Principles and to take action on the Global Goals.


Why Join the Global Compact Network South Africa

To Demonstrate

To demonstrate responsible citizenship.

To Improve

To improve your enterprise through better risk management.

To Collaborate

For innovative collaboration and partnerships on Sustainable Development Goals.

To Engage

For companies to engage in global conversations on sustainability.

To Benefit

To benefit from the UNGC common standards for governance and sustainability.

To Engage

For South African companies to engage with companies in the Continent on responsible business.

To Expand

To expand markets and grow the economy through responsible competitiveness.

We are Looking for South African SDG Pioneers

The United Nations Global Compact has announced two initiatives to engage young business professionals in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Help us find young South African business leaders (under 35 years of age) to recognise for creativity and innovation in building a sustainable future. The Global Compact Network South Africa is focusing in 2019 on #SDGpioneers and #youngSDGinnovators

Let’s contribute to building a global network of future business leaders equipped to design and unlock new opportunities, whilst delivering the SDGs. Join the conversation.

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Human Rights



Board of Directors

Dr. Achieng Ojwang

Executive Director

Nozipho January-Bardill


Driekie Havenga


Kathleen Ebersohn-Khuvutlu

Discovery Limited

Tanya Dos Santos


Paul Kapelus

Synergy Global Consulting

Rashid Toefy

Western Cape Government

Dr Brian Chicksen

AngloGold Ashanti Limited

Nardos Bekele-Thomas

UN, Pretoria

Prof Michael Solomon

Independent Director

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