Peer Learning Groups will provide a platform for sustainability professionals to discuss critical sustainability issues, share best practices, and build a network of like-minded professionals
The UN Global Compact recently launched Peer Learning Groups to bring together sustainability leaders across industries and sectors to discuss critical sustainability issues, share best practices, and build a network of like-minded professionals. Through facilitated sessions, curated resources and group discussions, participants can gain insights and share knowledge in a safe and regulated environment.
Coordinated with Global Compact Local Networks, the Peer Learning Groups in 2023 will focus on four priority areas — climate action, gender equality, labour and human rights, and Small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs)—with the goal of moving companies towards taking ambitious action on these issues.
Commenting on the launch of the new virtual offering, Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact said, “To support companies advance their sustainability journey, our new Peer Learning Groups offer professionals opportunities to connect with — and learn from — their peers. We have seen there is a growing desire for community and connection as businesses navigate more complex business environments and a dynamic and fast changing stakeholder and sustainability landscape.”
Peer Learning Groups are open to participating companies of the UN Global Compact in more than 30 Local Networks. Applications for the inaugural Peer Learning Groups in 2023 are now open at unglobalcompact.org/peerlearning.
About the UN Global Compact
As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.
Courtesy the United Nations.