Local Networks were launched to help make the Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural landscapes and to support meaningful engagement with signatories. The UN Global Compact Local Network in the UK implements a programme of activity in support of UK-based UNGC signatories who wish to maximise the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact.

“Local Networks perform the critical task of rooting the Global Compact within a national context – linked to local priorities and needs – and provide opportunities for participants to improve understanding and share experiences on their work to advance Global Compact principles, partnerships and reporting.”

Executive Director Georg Kell

The UK Network aims to further the Global Compact’s 10 principles that cover human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and serves members through regular meetings to share best practice and working groups that are active in areas such as reporting, small and medium-sized enterprises, communications, and liaison with other networks.


New Member – Leeds Business School
The UN Global Compact Network UK is delighted to welcome Leeds Business School,  part of the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Beckett University delivering business services from professional body awards, research and consultancy, through to bespoke management education. Read more about them here.

New Member – KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd.
The UN Global Compact Network UK is delighted to welcome KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd., the UK sales and marketing subsidiary for KYOCERA’s document imaging business. Read more about them here.

New Member – FullProof Intelligence
The Global Compact Network UK is delighted to welcome FullProof Intelligence, a global intelligence agency providing strategic and operational services to both individuals and businesses. Read about how they got started here.

New Member – The One Brand
The Global Compact Network UK is delighted to welcome The One Brand, an ethical bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to funding clean, sustainable drinking water projects in some of the harshest regions of Africa.  Read about how they got started here.

Conference on the Living Wage
In partnership with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), the Global Compact Network UK will be organising a two-day conference that will tackle a rising concern for UK businesses, namely, commiting to and paying the living wage. For more information, see our Upcoming Events webpage.

Event on the UN Guiding Principles
The Global Compact Network UK organised a successful event attracting 50 participants on 11th March 2015 to discuss the third pillar of the UN Guiding Principles. ‘The UN Guiding Principles: Realising the third pillar’ brought together a multistakeholder panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with providing access to remedy for victims of business-related harms.  We were delighted that the event was kicked off by a keynote speech from John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business.  For more information on the event and to read his speech, see our Past Events 2015 webpage.

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