Private Sector Forum
23 September 2024 | 12:30 P.M.
– 2:45 P.M. | UN Headquarters

Hosted by the UN Secretary-General and organized by the UN Global Compact, this exclusive invitation-only event, held as the luncheon of the UN Summit of the Future, explores pressing issues and policy barriers impacting sustainability today—and opportunities for tomorrow—including SDG acceleration; geopolitical disruption; sustainable finance; and digital transformation. 

Building off the 2023 SDG Summit and corporate commitments through the UN Global Compact Forward Faster platform, this year’s Private Sector Forum will act as an important connection point between the private and public sectors. Effective solutions require this dialogue to bring innovation, investment and influence to solutions for pressing challenges. Together, Heads of State, CEOs and UN leaders will work towards driving a resilient and sustainable future.

Access to the Private Sector Forum is only available to select Chief Executive Officers from highly engaged UN Global Compact Participants (for example Participants who have signed on to the Forward Faster Initiative). Some non-participant organizations will be invited on a case-by-case basis.


2024 Confirmed Speakers

United Nations
Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
UN Global Compact
Chief Executive Officer
Ingka Group, IKEA

Past Speakers 

Prime Minister
Former Chancellor
Federal Republic of Germany
Former Prime Minister
New Zealand
Former Vice President of the United States and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project
United Nations
Assistant Secretary-General and CEO
UN Global Compact
Mahindra Group
Chairperson and CEO
Kokusai Kogyo and UN Global Compact Board
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director
International Trade Center
Chief Executive Officer
Founder and Chairman,
Africa Rising Foundation & Founder, Mandela Project
United Nations Messenger of Peace
Chief Executive Officer
Chapel Hill Denham
President & Chief Executive Officer
General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation
Vice Chairman; Board Member
State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of State Council of China (SASAC), United Nations Global Compact


United Nations Headquarters
Delegates Dining Room
First Avenue between 45th & 46th St.
New York, NY 10017