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Business leaders from more than 100 countries pledge support for multilateralism as the United Nations turns 75

Business leaders from more than 100 countries pledge support for multilateralism as the United Nations turns 75

New York, NY, United States of America Over one thousand CEOs endorse Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation and pledge to unite in the business of a better worldUNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 September 2020 — More than 1,000 Chief Executive Officers from companies in over 100
Global Compact Network South Africa Launches SDG Ambition Accelerator Programme to Raise Ambition in the Decade of Action

Global Compact Network South Africa Launches SDG Ambition Accelerator Programme to Raise Ambition in the Decade of Action

[Johannesburg, 21 July 2020] — Today, Global Compact Network South Africa launched a new initiative to challenge and support participating companies of the UN Global Compact in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating the integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business
Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders

Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 June, 2020 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Presidents of Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica and Ethiopia joined the President of the UN General Assembly and UN Secretary-General alongside dozens of Chief Executive Officers and UN chiefs at the United Nations Global
The Compact Newsletter

The Compact Newsletter

Issue 03, 9 June 2020 A Message from the Executive Director    In our previous edition of The Compact Newsletter, we highlighted several ways and case studies on how South African companies were beginning to respond to Covid-19 and efforts by business to support the
The Compact Newsletter: A Special Edition On South Africa’s Business Response to Covid-19

The Compact Newsletter: A Special Edition On South Africa’s Business Response to Covid-19

Issue 2, 06 April 2020 FOREWORD   South Africa’s response to Covid-19 has been swift, integrated and urgent as led by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Equally, companies in South Africa have heeded the President’s call and are supporting government interventions, pledging finances and aiding workers, clients
UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Johannesburg, 9 March 2020. For the sixth consecutive year and as part of a global collaboration across 75 exchanges around the world, the Global Compact Network South Africa partnered with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this morning in ringing the bell for Gender Equality. The events
Global Compact Network South Africa searches for professionals committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Global Compact Network South Africa searches for professionals committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Johannesburg, 17 February, 2020 — As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Network South Africa today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Later this year, the Network will recognize
United Nations Global Compact launches ‘SDG Ambition’ impact initiative aiming to scale up business action at the national level

United Nations Global Compact launches ‘SDG Ambition’ impact initiative aiming to scale up business action at the national level

Davos, Switzerland SDG Ambition provides outcome-oriented approach, aligned to the needs of companies aiming to become sustainable enterprises DAVOS, Switzerland, 23 January 2020 – The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition — a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to