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Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. As a multi-stakeholder leadership initiative, it seeks to align business operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With more than 7,000 corporate signatories in over 140 countries, it is the worlds largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative.
Global Compact Brings Business Leaders Together Ahead of Rio 20
UN Radio, 15 May 2012
Just ahead of the Rio 20 conference in June, business leaders will be meeting to discuss how they can add to the forum on sustainable development.
The Global Compact, which is a UN voluntary initiative for responsible corporate citizenship, is hosting "The Rio 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum" from 15-18 June.
The focus of the meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be on innovation and collaboration.
To listen to Julie Walker's interview with UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell, click here.