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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

Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018)

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Stanford Women in Data Science (#WiDS2018) at the American University of Beirut where I presented on one of my favorite topics, “Humanizing Analytics; Putting Society at the Center of AI Innovation“. Attending this event...
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The Global Social Venture Competition

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a global competition founded by UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing...
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GCNL and UNDP animate a joint conversation on Anti-Corruption

Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) in collaboration with UNDP organized a joint workshop, on February 12, 2018, that was hosted at AUB to discuss the latest developments on the national scene in relation to a topic that has attracted exponential attention in...
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Official launching of the National Cancer Treatment Guidelines

On Saturday February 3, 2018, UNDP launched the 3rd edition of the National Cancer Treatment in collaboration with the President’s Office at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL). The UNDP project "Transfer of Knowledge...
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Official Launch of ProAbled

Global Compact Network Lebanon was thrilled to launch the platform ProAbled during the 4th edition of Lebanon Collaboration for the SDGs on the 30th of January. connects all HR and recruitment departments with skilled potential employees referred by...
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The 1st Urb-Hackathon in the Middle East, organized by IPTEC & e-EcoSolutions

Under the patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) and e-EcoSolutions with the strategic support of Berytech, the Order of  Engineers & Architects of Beirut, UNDP, GCNL, USJ, and the French...
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Beirut Vision Needs Assessment

On Thursday January 11, the American University of Beirut hosted a roundtable discussion in collaboration with Global Compact Network Lebanon and Makhzoumi Foundation. A number of experts were convened to explore the urgent needs for Beirut 2018. Each expert touched...
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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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