21 September 2017
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 brings together an international community of leaders from business, civil society, academia, Government and the United Nations to accelerate local and global business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It will gather global leaders to inspire true leadership for the SDGs, present highlights of General Assembly week and chart the way ahead for increased public-private collaboration to create the world we want.

The Summit serves as the annual opportunity to unveil the UN Global Compact’s latest intelligence from Action Platforms, generate meaningful and innovative engagement opportunities around the SDGs and to celebrate ambitious leaders and innovators from around the worlds with 2017 Pioneers, Project Breakthrough and the Global Opportunity Explorer

With less than 5,000 days to meet the 17 Global Goals by the 2030 deadline, the Leaders Summit seeks to challenge the status quo and the business-as-usual mindset. Featuring progressive and exciting plenary speakers alongside SDG-themed networking opportunities, the Summit will focus on how the UN Global Compact community can deliver measurable impacts for sustainable development.

By raising the ambition level, driving innovation and measuring the impact of responsible business action rooted in the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, we can ensure a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.

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9:00 – 9:45 | Imagine a WorldThe United Nations has put out a Call to Action to all sectors of society: achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. Discover how you can play a leading role in meeting the Global Goals and be inspired to raise the ambition level for collective impact, featuring highlights from the 2017 Impact Report and launch of the Blueprint for SDG Leadership9:45 – 11:00 | Rise to the 2030 Challenge

Hear a thought-provoking conversation with industry leaders on challenging the status quo and transforming business to meet the 2030 challenge

11:00 – 13:30 | Experience SDG Action

Explore practical solutions and insight from peers in intimate group settings. Immersive, interactive spaces will be designed to show how companies are already taking action on the Global Goals through Action Platforms and UN partnerships

13:30 – 14:30 | Measure Your Impact

Be there at the Launch of the SDG Reporting handbook which aims to simplify and unify business reporting on the SDGs. A conversation between investors and business leaders will centre around driving and rewarding impact for the SDGs

14:30 – 15:40 | Break Through

Learn how to accelerate positive impact and how innovation, technology and changing mindset is necessary to deliver on the Global Goals through a conversation with those who dare to think differently and disrupt everyday business models

15:40 – 16:00 | Making Global Goals Local Business

Get a preview of what 2018 will bring for the UN Global Compact community as we mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Be there as we announce the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers, ten exceptional business leaders who are taking bold action for the Global Goals

16:00 – 17:30 | SDG Pioneers Reception

Meet the 2017 SDG Pioneers and network with a diverse group of global sustainability leaders