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#GCLeadersSummit | 19 September 2023 | The Nest Climate Campus at the Javits Center

The world is not on track as we approach the mid-point of implementing the 2030 Agenda. The converging crises of climate change, a deadly global pandemic, worsening social and economic inequality, unchecked corruption and the devastating consequences of the war in Ukraine have caused unprecedented disruption and global transformation. Now more than ever, there is an opportunity for business leaders to engage with the United Nations, Governments and civil society to navigate these challenges and accelerate the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Alongside the SDG Summit 2023, during the UN General Assembly High-Level Week, this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will convene business leaders, UN officials, Government leaders, SDG stakeholders and civil society professionals from across the globe to comprehensively review the private sector’s contribution to advancing the SDGs. The Summit will address business leadership during converging crises, the critical role of a principles-based approach, global trends, and tools and partnerships needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda fully.

This inclusive day-long event aims to inspire and challenge organizations to move forward faster by setting measurable, credible and ambitious targets aligned with calls to action in five systematic areas — gender equality, climate action, living wage, water resilience, and finance & investment — where the private sector is best positioned to advance the 2030 Agenda and drive progress across all 17 SDGs.


Can't make it to the Leaders Summit this year? You can watch the plenary sessions live! We will be livestreaming the plenaries on 19 September 2023 on the UN Global Compact Website. No advance registration is required just visit our website before or during the livestream hours.

Livestream Date: 19 September 2023 | 9:00-10:45 & 16:20-17:00


Kokusai Kogyo and UN Global Compact Board and WaterEquity and WaterEquity
MC of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
S&P Global Sustainable1
McCormick & Company
Business for Nature
Melvin Marsh International Ltd
Transparency International
Kokusai Kogyo
Chapel Hill Denham



Leading voices from business, Government, the UN and academia will present on the private sector's progress of the SDGs, what business can do now to accelerate change, how to set audacious goals and how to track progress.

Engaging Discussions 

The Leaders Summit's breakout discussions will be your opportunity to engage with peers while learning from trailblazing company's who are driving impact on accelerating the SDGs.

Meaningful Connections

Meet and mingle with hundreds of sustainability leaders. You will make new connections that could change the trajectory of your business and the world.  


Join us in the activation space, the central hub of the Leaders Summit for networking breaks, UN partner activations, a closing reception and more.


The Nest Climate Campus, located on the 5th floor of Javits Center North

445 11th Avenue New York, NY 10001