The Global Compact Network Italy (GCNI) was established in 2002 to contribute to the development in Italy of the "Global Compact", the project designed to promote the culture of corporate citizenship launched in 1999 by the then Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan. Considering this objective, the Network operates as an information platform, giving support and coordination to Italian companies and organizations which resolve to share, support and employ a whole range of universal principles in matters of human rights, labour, environment and the fight against corruption, thereby contributing to the accomplishment of "a more wide-ranging and sustainable global economy".
In June 2013, the GCNI became legally established as the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation. Eighteen organizations took part in the Foundation’s establishment, private enterprises (of different productive sectors and dimensions), universities and research centres, non-profit foundations and civil society organizations. The GCNI Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors composed by 9 counsellors all coming from organizations participating in the UNGC and members of the Foundation. Prof. Marco Frey is President of the Foundation and Dr. Alessia Sabbatino is General Secretary of the organization, both nominated by the Board with a three years mandate.
Currently, 35 organizations adhere to the GCNI Foundation as Members or Participants.
Network Contact Person
Ms. Alessia Sabbatino
Mr. Marco Frey
Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.
Accepted on 10 April, 2014