Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and research Foundation at the UN Global compact Leaders Summit
The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (21 September, New York) brings together an international community of leaders from business, civil society, academia, Government and the United Nations to accelerate business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement.
With less than 5,000 days to meet these Global Goals by the 2030 deadline, the Leaders Summit seeks to challenge the status quo and the business-as-usual mindset. Featuring progressive and exciting plenary speakers alongside SDG-themed networking opportunities, the Summit will focus on how the UN Global Compact community can deliver measurable impacts for sustainable development.
On 21 September, 2017, Pamela Bernabei, President of the Foundation, has participated in the UN Global Compact Leader Summit.
On behalf of the United Nations Global Compact, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your participation in the Leaders Summit 2017.
Convening nearly 1,000 global leaders from over 70 countries during UN General Assembly week, this year’s Summit was a powerful reminder of the important role the private sector plays in raising the ambition, driving innovation and measuring the impact of responsible business action. With less than 5,000 days left to achieve the Global Goals, it is clear that disrupting the business-as-usual mindset will be crucial.
On our journey to 2030, the Summit celebrated a number of milestones, including the announcement of the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers and the launch of the 2017 UN Global Compact Progress Report. We also proudly unveiled two key resources: the Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs, which presents a framework to inspire all business — regardless of size, sector or geography — to take leading action on the Global Goals, and Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets, which represents a first step towards establishing a uniform mechanism for business to report on contribution to and impact on the Global Goals. I truly hope you find these resources to be of value in your own sustainability work.
To explore the many other exciting outcomes of this year’s Summit, I encourage you to read our event overview — including a full collection of photos and videos. I would also invite you to consider joining the UN Global Compact to become part of a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders committed to creating the world we want. As an active member of the responsible business community, I am sure that you already recognize the importance of achieving the Global Goals, and that the UN Global Compact is here to support you on your sustainability journey.
With your continued engagement and commitment to action, we can successfully challenge the status quo to secure a more peaceful and prosperous future for all.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
United Nations Global Compact