Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The 2022 Leaders Summit will convene up to 20,000 of the world’s foremost corporate sustainability leaders virtually to discuss and debate the values of the UN, the future of multilateralism and the role that principles-based business can play in driving progress on the Global Goals. Through a combination of inspiring plenary sessions, exhibitions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, the Summit will feature innovative examples of how multistakeholder partnerships are unlocking new business opportunities and capital, while also driving impact on Over 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been building a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Now, we need the right kind of leader to take this movement to the next level. If you are a corporate sustainability leader, or aspire to be one, we invite you to join us virtually from 1 to 2 June 2022.

The virtual component Leaders Summit will be online on 1 June-2 June. In-person events will take place at ESCAP in Bangkok and Stockholm 50.

The Leaders Summit programme is currently under development. Please check our website regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered participants will also receive regular programme and speaker updates as they become available.

Leaders Summit will include intergenerational dialogues both online and in-person surrounding the global goals, sustainability and the private sector’s role. All attendees are invited to join in the conversations, interact with sponsors and companies in attendance along with networking with your peers virtually. 

All Chief Executives and senior management of active UN Global Compact participant organizations, representatives from business, civil society, academia, Governments and the UN, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with a long-standing working relationship with the UN Global Compact, and any corporate sustainability leader or aspiring sustainability leader.

Individuals that are not associated with a UN Global Compact Participant organization are welcome to attend the event. 

All media representatives must be accredited through MALU. Representatives interested in attending the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit should fill out the press pass request form. Our Media team will review your request and follow up with you if you are approved.

All sessions at Leaders Summit will be conducted in English. For online participation, Spanish and Portugues translation will be provided for select sessions and the Chinese Town Hall will be hosted in Chinese with English subtitles.

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit is designed to help participants communicate ideas and opportunities related to the Global Goals and will be a highly interactive event. As a result, there are a limited number of formal speaking opportunities at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. If you would like to speak at the Leaders Summit or any UN Global Compact event, click here to submit a speaker form.  If a speaker opportunity arises our staff will contact you.

Cancellation requests must be submitted to on or before 1 May. If you are requesting a refund from 2020 Leaders Summit, your refund will be processed through wire transfer and will take 1-2 weeks to reach your account.  For any new refunds for registration for 2022 Leaders Summit, the refund will be issued in the same manner as the original payment within 90 days of the registration date. Refunds cannot be processed after 1 May 2022.

In the case of Government intervention or regulation, armed conflict, strikes or any other circumstances that make it inadvisable or impossible for the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit to take place at the time and location announced, the participant shall waive any claim for damage or compensation except the amount paid for registration after the deduction of actual expenses incurred with Leaders Summit, and there shall be no future liability for either party.

Virtual Participation Questions

All registered attendees will receive a link to enter the Virtual Platform one week before the event.  Reminder emails will be sent out which will include your individual link to the virtual platform.

To prepare to use the digital platform, we recommend you run the compatibility checker.

VPNs, Firewalls and/or Other IT Security

You may encounter issues viewing audio/video within Welcome depending on the levels of IT security you have on your machine (e.g. a work computer) and/or your network connection (e.g. working at the office). 

  • You may need to contact your IT to allow Welcome. More information can be found here in our Networking — troubleshooting & tuning for optimal performance guide. 
  • If you are only joining the event as an attendee (not a speaker/presenter or a producer) you can also join via mobile/tablet. Instructions here. 
  • Restart your router/modem


Use a computer for the best experience

Tablets and mobile are now supported but strictly "view only" (aka no interaction with anyone else in the event). More information can be found here


Please view the event in Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Safari is now supported but please note that it is strictly "view only" (aka no interaction with anyone else in the event). More information can be found here

Tip: Make sure the browser you are using is updated.

Keep only one instance of Welcome open

Note that you may run into issues (freezing, blank white screen, etc.) if you have multiple instances of the Welcome platform open at the same time.

Close out other program & browser tabs

In order to avoid any performance issues, we recommend to close any tabs, windows, and non-essential programs to save processing power and bandwidth.

Internet Speed

Uploading and downloading video feeds requires a fast internet connection. We recommend 50Mbps down and 10Mbps up as a minimum. We also highly recommend using a wired ethernet connection if possible as wi-fi can be spotty depending on the router being used. You can test your internet speeds here.

All plenary sessions will be hosted in the platform, along with regional sessions and networking.  Attendees will have the opportunity to network online regardless of of their registration type.

Videos will be available on-demand after the conference.