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About Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB)

“Let’s combine the power of markets with the authority of universal values, and the creative power of the entrepreneur with the needs of the left-behind and future generations.”

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan about the UN Global Compact (UNGC)

 

With over  12.000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 170 countries, the UN Global Compact  is the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world. To help make the UN Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural contexts, Global Compact Local Networks were launched in numerous UN member states. Since 2010, the Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB) implements a programme of activities in support of Belgium-based UN Global Compact signatories who wish to maximize the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact.

 

The key goals of the Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB) are:

  • to promote the Global Compact principles throughout the Belgian business community
  • to provide a platform via which performance and reporting on Global Compact principles can be improved
  • to provide Belgian signatories with a facility to take local action on sustainability
  • to enable participants to share and exchange best practices and experiences

In January 2016, the GCNB created an alliance with the sustainability network The Shift in order to achieve greater impact in the Belgian landscape. This results in shared services for our members in terms of activities, projects and campaigning on the SDGs.

 

To sum up: the GCNB develops and implements a local program of activities together with its partners and members, in order to maximize the benefits of participation in the broad UN Global Compact network.