"Our challenge today is to devise a [...] compact on the global scale, to underpin the new global economy."
(Kofi Annan, Secretary General, United Nations
World Economic Forum, 31 January 1999, Davos)
The United Nations Global Compact vision is to help advance sustainable business models and markets.
Overall, the UN Global Compact pursues two complementary objectives:
- Mainstream the Ten Principles in business activities around the world;
- Catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).