Our Finances

All Global Compact operations, programmes and activities are made possible by contributions from Governments to the UN Global Compact Trust Fund and from business to the Foundation for the Global Compact. Funders play a crucial role in advancing sustainable business models and markets, as the UN Global Compact does not receive funding from the regular budget of the United Nations.

Government Group

The UN Global Compact is honoured to count on the generous support from Governments that have over time made contributions to the Global Compact Trust Fund.

The UN Global Compact Government Group brings together key Government supporters of the UN Global Compact, which provide first and foremost political support, as well as financial contributions and programmatic engagement. The current members of the Government Group are China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The UN Global Compact warmly welcomes the expression of interest from other Governments to join the Government Group.

In addition to year-long engagement with the Global Compact Office, the Government Group meets twice annually at capital level to provide strategic input to the coordination of the UN Global Compact, as well as to ensure the effective and efficient use of the contributions that Governments have provided to the Global Compact Trust Fund. The Chair of the Government Group rotates on an annual basis, and serves as a member of the UN Global Compact Board.

Government Group members also gain access to the full range of UN Global Compact initiatives and tools, including our various Action Platforms, the Academy and the Expert Group.

Private Sector

Annual financial contributions from business participants of the UN Global Compact are made to the Foundation for the Global Compact and used to deliver programmes and participant services in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks. A small percentage is set aside for the Local Network Development Fund — a mechanism created to support new and developing Networks.

COMPANY REVENUE BY ANNUAL GROSS SALES/REVENUE (USD)

REQUIRED ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION (USD)

>30 billion

30,000

10-30 billion

25,000

5-10 billion

20,000

1–5 billion

15,000

500 million – 1 billion

7,500

250–500 million

5,000

50–250 million

2,500

25–50 million

Local fee may apply

< 25 million

Local fee may apply

Financial Disclosure

The Global Compact Trust Fund account is audited by the UN Accounts Division every year as a part of “Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements and Report of the Board of Auditors (BOA), Volume I”. BOA is responsible for the audit of the United Nations Trust Fund and its report is available at the end of every second year.

Incorporated under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit corporation, the Foundation for the Global Compact is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service and qualifies for maximum charitable contribution deductions by donors where applicable. Our US Federal Tax Identification Number is 16-1756484. We are audited by an independent third party auditor on an annual basis.

Incorporated under the laws of New York State as a not-for-profit corporation, the Foundation for the Global Compact is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service and qualifies for maximum charitable contribution deductions by donors where applicable. Our US Federal Tax Identification Number is 16-1756484.


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