Global Compact – Australia

In the public interest. 

Note organisations are predominantly businesses involved. 


Is this inclusive of civil society or is it about restoring trust in business?


The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with over 13,500 participating businesses and non-business organisations. The UN Global Compact is a call to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions to advance societal goals – such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Endorsed by chief executives globally, the UN Global Compact aims to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. To achieve this, the UN Global Compact supports companies to:

  • Do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

Members of the UN Global Compact also:

  • Report annually on the organisation’s ongoing efforts
  • Engage locally where the organisation has a presence
Mohandas Gandhi

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”