UN Global Compact at Davos
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
16-20 January 2023 | Davos, Switzerland
The world is in urgent need of solutions to the world’s most pressing crises that only the private sector can deliver. This need represents a burgeoning market for business innovation, creativity and new technologies. Private sector leadership and multi-stakeholder partnerships are vital to creating the transformational change that humanity so desperately needs. Our participation in Davos aims to challenge and inspire the private sector to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals to bridge the gap between converging challenges — a global pandemic, climate crisis, inequalities, conflict and disruptions in the global economy and supply chains — and the ambitious goals that can help businesses tackle them at scale.
Featured Sessions and Content
Below are some of the sessions that the UN Global Compact will be hosting or participating in during WEF 2023. More sessions will be announced soon!
12th UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study Launch
17 January | 7:00-9:00 AM CET
Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact, Peter Lacy, Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead at Accenture, and panel of Chief Executive Officers will reveal the findings from the 12th annual UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO study on sustainability and their insights on how they are tackling an increasingly complex slate of global challenges, including geopolitical instability, public health crises, and climate change impacts. Invitation-Only.
Halfway to 2030:
Raising the Bar for SDG Leadership
18 January | 3:00-5:00 PM CET
As we approach the midpoint to accomplish the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, one thing is clear: the world is not delivering progress towards the 17 SDGs at the necessary pace and scale. While it still may be possible to achieve the SDGs by 2030, it will take urgent, scalable multi-stakeholder action to accelerate progress dramatically. During this engaging session, Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact and leading Chief Executive Officers will take stock of the private sector’s contribution to advance the SDGs and challenge companies to demonstrate bold leadership by setting measurable, credible and ambitious targets – going beyond ‘business as usual’ and towards the transformational change needed to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. Invitation-Only.
Discover the findings of the 12th Annual UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability at the World Economic Forum in Davos
This year marks the 12th joint publication of the United Nations Global Compact - Accenture CEO Study. As the latest milestone in over a decade of research, the 2022 CEO Study is the largest research effort in the history of the partnership between the UN Global Compact and Accenture. It draws on insights from over 2,600 CEOs across 18 industries and 128 countries, including over 130 in-depth interviews.