Special Appeal

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing guidance and support to companies everywhere.

A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will be critical in efforts to support people and companies affected, limit further disruption to the economy and facilitate business continuity for a swift recovery.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sustainability

To help companies navigate the sustainability challenges magnified by COVID-19, the UN Global Compact has compiled a series of COVID-19 issue area briefs that detail the impact of the pandemic on a range of sustainability issue areas including gender equality, ocean, water stewardship, climate, decent work, sustainable finance, human rights and anti-corruption. Each brief includes a variety of resources to help companies build back better and recover stronger.

CEOs Taking Action: Call for Video Submissions

The UN Global Compact invites CEOs from participating companies to record and submit a video sharing what your company is doing as part of its response, recovery and resilience efforts in light of COVID-19. We invite you to share your ideas, advice and experience with our global community of more than 10,000 businesses and 68 Local Networks. Only by #UnitingBusiness and supporting each other will be able to get through this crisis.

Learn Online via the Academy

Learn from global leaders from business, Government, civil society and the United Nations in this special UN Global Compact Academy series on business and COVID-19. Watch sessions on demand.

Accountability, Integrity and Transparency in Times of Crisis

Helping Small Businesses Survive

Climate Action

Threats to Global Ocean Supply Chains: Shipping During COVID-19

Regional Perspectives on Leadership in a Global Crisis

Global Cooperation for Crisis Response

COVID-19 and Human Rights: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Sustainable Finance and the Future of the Global Economy

How Business Can Support Women in Times of Crisis

New Leadership for a Global Crisis

COVID-19 and Supporting the World of Work