The Global Compact Network Italy Roles are:
- The Board of Directors
- The President and Vice-presidents
- The General Secretary
- The Auditor
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors consists of a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 9 members appointed by the Members of the GCNI on the basis of voluntary applications. The Board of Directors is vested with all the powers to identify the actions to be taken and the criteria for the achievement and implementation of the objectives of the Network and its ordinary and extraordinary management, with the only exception of matters reserved to the competence of the other roles in the GCNI according to its Statute.
Furthermore, in particular, the Board is responsible for the following functions:
- to establish general guidelines for the GCNI and its goals and programs, in the context of the purposes and activities of the Network
- to approve new Founder members
- to determine the annual fee for Founders and Participants
- to decide on the admission of institutional partners
The President of the Board is also President of the GCNI and is chosen from among its members by the Board itself. He or she is the legal representative of the GCNI before third parties, and acts and stands before any administrative or judicial authorities. In relations with the Board of Directors, the President has the power of impulse and initiative over the administration and management of the Network.
In addition the President:
- embodies the institutional representation of the GCNI
- holds the function of synthesis and acts as the link between the bodies of the GCNI
- proposes the appointment of the Secretary General to the Board
Finally, the President looks after relations with organizations, institutions, public and private companies and other organizations also with the aim of establishing relationships of collaboration and support for each one of the GCNI initiatives.
In the event of the President's incapacity, his or her functions, including being the legal representative of the GCNI, are performed by the Senior Vice-president, for the duration of the impediment itself or until the appointment of a new President.
The General Secretary
The General Secretary is appointed on the proposal of the President, by the Board of Directors.
The General Secretary:
- is the point of contact between the GCNI and the Global Compact Office in New York
- provides the organizational and administrative management of the GCNI, as well as the organization and promotion of individual initiatives, providing resources and tools needed for their practical implementation
- acts as coordinator between the various organizations of GCNI and the United Nations Global Compact
- looks after and promotes the external relations of the GCNI, manages the relationships with the scientific and technical organizations, public agencies, businesses, organizations and professionals on topics of interest for the Network
The Auditor verifies the correct accounting of the GCNI and its legal books and provides advice to the Board and to the founders of the regularity of financial statements and compliance with tax and social contributions, drawing up a written report on the balance sheet.