International SME Day - Live Regional Exchanges


Engage in our regional exchange sessions to learn from peers across sectors in your region on how they have successfully integrated sustainability into their business strategy and operations, and key lessons learned. These sessions will be held across 6 regions and timezones with multiple languages available. Please register for your session at the below links:

Middle East: 20 June, 2023 11 a.m. Dubai - Register Here

Speakers include: Adrienne Doolan, CEO and Founder, Green Touches UAE and Hrag Jeghalian, CEO and Founder, The Glow Paradise Lebanon. 

Simultaneous translation available to Arabic.

Asia: 27 June, 2023 2:00 p.m. Bangkok - Register Here

Speakers include: Lim Chee Yoong, CEO, Thumbprint Malaysia and Noriko Nagazumi, Chief Operating Officer, Woonerf, Japan. 

Simultaneous translation available to Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Africa: 27 June 2023 12 p.m. Lagos - Register Here

Speakers include Amine Idriss Adoum Director, Programme Delivery & Coordination, AUDA/NEPAD.

Simultaneous translation available into French.

Eastern Europe: 27 June 2023 2.p.m. Georgia - Register Here

Speakers include Matija Zulj, CEO, Agrivi Croatia and Nika Sakvarelid, Deputy CEO Udabno, Georgia.

Western Europe & North America: 27 June 2023 3:30 p.m. Copenhagen / 9:30 a.m. New York - Register Here

Speakers include: Jess Fleischer, CEO, Son of a Tailor Denmark .

Simultaneous translation available to Spanish, French and Portuguese. 

Latin America: 27 June 2023 11 a.m. Mexico City - Register Here

Speakers include Manuel Laredo, CEO, Mamut Bolivia and Sandra Moreira, CEO, Casa Urbana Uruguay.

Simultaneous translation available from Spanish to Portuguese.


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of private-sector growth in both developing and developed economies, yet they face unique challenges in integrating sustainability strategies that are critical to long-term business success and resilience. Leaders at all levels of SMEs have a lot on their plate, and often fewer resources than their larger counterparts. They may feel they lack the time, knowledge, capacity or funds to tackle global challenges like the climate crisis or discrimination against minorities. Others simply do not know where to start.

The UN Global Compact invites you to join the Small Business, Big Impact: A Six-Step Journey to Drive Sustainability and Business Growth - a new high-impact, interactive learning journey designed specifically for SMEs.

Through weekly emails and activities, you will join peers in five short, on-demand courses, one live peer exchange session, and a toolkit offered in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Arabic) and time zones. Get ready to make progress towards a more sustainable and resilient future — regardless of your region, industry or sector. Register for the full learning journey here.