UN Global Compact Network Canada
About the UN Global Compact Network Canada
Launched in June 2013, the UN Global Compact Network Canada is the Canadian chapter of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
The UN Global Compact Network Canada is dedicated to assisting Canadian organizations with the advancement of the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. In doing so, the UN Global Compact Network Canada unifies and builds the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.
Areas of expertise:
- Gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Reporting and corporate disclosure
- EDI strategies
- Human rights
- Labour and decent work
- Environment and climate action
- Anti-corruption and good governance
- Responsible business conduct
How we can support 50 – 30 Challenge Participants:
The UN Global Compact Network Canada is offering complementary support to all Challenge participants through their project, “The Future is Equal: Enabling Ecosystems of Support in Canada”.
The project includes the following services and activities:
Capacity Building Workshops: January 2023 – March 2025
- Developed in collaboration with our expert partner, the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, to help organizations work towards meeting the 50 – 30 Challenge representation goals by holistically addressing gaps and building stronger organizational cultures.
Case Studies featuring Challenge Participants: 2023 – 2025
- Robust case studies that outline the tactics Challenge participants are using to successfully work towards the 50 – 30 targets, or the strategies used by those that have met and are maintaining 50 – 30 representation.
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable Event: March 2025
- A multi-stakeholder roundtable event that brings together government, Challenge participants, equity-deserving groups, and private and nonprofit sector allies to discuss the 50 – 30 Challenge’s progress and how to continue momentum for equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in the future.