UNGC_Mobilising Business in Africa_2021_2023
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to action for all companies everywhere to align their operations and
strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, the Environment and Anti-Corruption. Founded in the year 2000 by the United Nations Secretary-General, the Global Compact i s the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, counting over 13,000 participating companies and 3,000 non-business entities as its participants in 162 countries. Building on its preeminent position as the largest pan-African sustainability initiative, the Global Compact has developed this new strategy to drive increased impact in the coming three years and place great emphasis on African priorities and peoples.
The strategy comes at an opportune moment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development deadline fast
approaching, with the world gearing up for the Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Africa in 2022, and with countries on the Continent implementing the African Union’s Agenda 2063, their collective blueprint for transforming the Continent into a global powerhouse of the future.