UN Global Compact

Launched in July 2000, the UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices. Endorsed by chief executives around the globe , it seeks to align business operations and strategies everywhere with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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 UNGC Ten Principles and UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon. The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business 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.


“An engaged Lebanese community that advances sustainability practices nation-wide.”


  • Encourage participants to mainstream the United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles in their daily activities and report on their implementation
  • Mobilize businesses, civil society organizations, local authorities and the broader Lebanese society to work together towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


In order to achieve the above-stated mission, the Global Compact Network Lebanon is a multi-stakeholder initiative that:

  • Promotes the UN Global Compact Ten principles and the 17 SDGs throughout the Lebanese business and non- business community
  • Provides signatories with a forum to advance issues of mutual interest and concern
  • Support participants to report on their progress in sustainability and social responsibility through their Communication on Progress (COP) or Communication on Engagement (COE)
  • Hosts events and projects to advance the 17 SDGs and UNGC 10 Principles locally