Mobilizing the Private Sector's Response to the Food, Energy and Finance Crises

The world continues to grapple with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, record inflation, supply chain issues, and rising food and fuel costs. These challenges, now compounded by the war in Ukraine, give rise to growing insecurity, poverty and inequalities. Preliminary analysis suggests that as many as 1.7 billion people in 107 economies are exposed to at least one of three risks – food, energy and finance.

To show unity and support for the Secretary General's Global Crisis Response Group, this year’s Private Sector Forum will gather representatives of UN Member States and development agencies with the most dedicated CEOs and CFOs of Global Compact companies, to mobilize the private sector’s response to these interlinked crises. These challenging times present an opportunity to renew our public-private partnerships for the SDGs and support investments in critical solutions for the SDGs around food, water, energy, finance and education. The Forum will conclude with corporate commitments to address these global crises.

Governments and businesses must work together to tackle these pressing issues and ensure that no one is left behind.

Past Speakers

Prime Minister
New Zealand
Republic of Kenya
Federal Republic of Germany
United Nations
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman and CEO
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
United Nations Global Compact
Vice-Chair, UN Global Compact, former CEO of Unilever, and author

Schedule at a Glance

12:00 – Welcome Remarks and Keynotes
12:30 – Networking Lunch

13:30 – Keynotes and Roundtables
14:25– Closing Remarks
18:00–20:00 – Evening Reception