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About GCNL

Launched in September 2015, Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) works closely with the United Nations Global Compact Headquarters to provide opportunities for learning, policy dialogue, and partnership on the Ten Principles and UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon.

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business CSR Initiative at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is the secretariat for Global Compact Network Lebanon. The Steering Committee is currently composed of 10 leading organizations spanning various industries and sectors across Lebanon.

Network Participants



17 Sustainable Development Goals

“It is time to celebrate the individuals and businesses who are striving to make the promise of the SDGs a reality for people and planet. “

Lise Kingo

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact

“Build and share knowledge and look at the ability to catalyze action for change. Have the examples and spread them. It is important for a Global Compact community to strive and have vision.”

Sigrid Kaag

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon

“The Global Compact Network Lebanon is something that is important to us at the Olayan School of Business because we envision ourselves, as a Business School, changing the business thinking in the future throughout the MENA region and we believe that we are in a position as a Business School to make that kind of bold statement about who we are and what we can do for the future.”

Dr.Steve Harvey

Dean of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business , AUB

“The Global Compact Network is a key step forward for us as a nation. The Global Compact is a major step towards more investment that could help transform the culture to a sense of ethical and socially responsible transparency. I have great expectations that this network will help lead in transparent nations. The future is bright for Lebanese people!”

Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri

AUB President


“We are committed, through GCNL to embedding Sustainability and mainstreaming the SDGs in Lebanon.”

Dr. Dima Jamali

GCNL Local Representative


GCNL Participants and SDGs


Upcoming Events

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Anti-Corruption Workshop
Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs, 3rd Event
Multi-Stakeholder SDG Forum 2017
GCNL Networking Reception

Single Organizing Idea (SOI®) Workshop

Learning lessons in Lebanon by Neil Gaught As with technology, businesses in emerging economies have the opportunity to leapfrog the bolt-on CSR efforts and ad-hoc philanthropy of the developed world and put sustainability at the core of their enterprises straight...
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MOU signing with the Ministry of Economy and Trade

GCNL team attended the SME forum in Biel on the 11th of July 2017 where the Ministry of Economy & Trade signed an MOU showing its commitment to advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals! In this event the speakers also shed light on the little funding SMEs...
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“Human Centered Design and the SDGs” Workshop

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GCNL Goes To Earth Hour

Global Compact Network Lebanon took part in G's annual Earth Hour festivities on March 25, 2017. In this day-long event GCNL had a booth where we introduced attendees to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and asked those who are interested to take a picture with...
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