Why join the Global Compact

Why join the Global Compact

It’s good for business.

Corporate and organizational success requires stable economies and healthy, skilled and educated workers, among other factors. And sustainable companies experience increased brand trust and investor support.

It’s good for society – and business really can make a difference.

Companies offer fresh ideas and scalable solutions to society’s challenges – exactly what we need to create a better world. More than 8,000 business participants and 4,000 non-business participants in the UN Global Compact are already changing the world. They’re helping alleviate extreme poverty, address labour issues, reduce environmental risks around the globe, and more.
Whether you are just beginning to adopt sustainable business practices or already on your way, join the UN Global Compact to make an even greater difference.

Benefits of joining:

  • Unprecedented networking access with UN Global Compact participants – representing nearly every industry sector and size, in over 160 countries
  • Access to partnerships with a range of stakeholders – to share best practices and emerging solutions
  • Best practice guidance – built on 15 years of successes
  • Tools, resources and trainings
  • Local Network support in 85 countries
  • The moral authority, knowledge and experience of the United Nations

We’re your guide every step of the way. We’ll help you commit to, assess, define, implement, measure and communicate your sustainability strategy. With our help, you can make a difference across four core areas: human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.


Engaging in the Global Compact and implementing the principles can also help companies to:

  • improve organizational integration of environmental, social and governance issues.
  • address the company’s expanded business opportunities and risks.
  • improve operational efficiencies.
  • access the experiences and good practices of peers.
  • acquire practical know-how.
  • attract, motivate and retain employees.
  • increase trust in the company and renew the its license to operate.
  • improve corporate reputation and brand image.
  • engage in a proactive and constructive dialogue with civil society and other stakeholders.
  • strengthen stakeholder relations, both globally and locally.
  • establish better links with the United Nations.
  • take a leadership role on critical issues.
  • network with other organizations.
  • respond to financial market expectations and improve access to capital.