The United Nations Global Compact operates in Italy through the Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI), organization set up in Foundation in June 2013 after ten years of activity as an informal group.
The GCNI primarily works to promote the UN Global Compact and its 10 Principles at national level, through institutional dialogue, producing knowledge and the dissemination of good practices. To date, more than 60 business and non-business entities (private foundations, business associations, universities, etc.) have joined the Foundation.
The GCNI's work plan is based on information, study and support initiatives focusing on the broad thematic spectrum of sustainability and corporate responsibility (human rights, work, environment, anti-corruption, reporting, supply-chains, etc.). The large number of members and the heterogeneous composition of the Network makes it possible to activate multi-stakeholder partnerships and collective actions, within it, in pursuit of common or shared goals.
The Network is also committed to supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted on 25th September 2015 by the UN General Assembly with the aim of eradicating extreme poverty, the spread of peace and the promotion of prosperity and human development at global level by 2030.