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About Us

Promoting progressive future through business engagement & sustainable approaches

WHO WE ARE

Global Compact Network Georgia (GCNG) is a Georgia-based non-governmental organization that is a local network for the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability platform. We contribute to sustainable development in Georgia through promoting responsible business conduct in accordance to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the field of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Moreover, we encourage involvement of the business sector in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of all people in the country.

We facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships and provide quality education in the field of sustainable corporate governance.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

§ Sustainable Development Agenda

§ Business & Human Rights

§ Governance for Sustainability

§ Environmental Protection and Eco-innovation

§ Labor Standards

§ Business Integrity

§ Partnership Facilitation

STAKEHOLDERS & TARGET GROUPS: Businesses, Business associations, Government Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Media and Academia.

DONORS & PARTNERS: UN Global Compact and Local Networks, Swedish Government, USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC); European Union, GIZ, UN Agencies, Swiss Agency for Economic Cooperation and Development (SECO)

OUR APPROACH

Our work is built on five pillars:

EDUCATION AND AWARENESS RAISING

We enable businesses to advance their knowledge and expertise, set sustainability targets and achieve the growth objectives. GCNG offers quality education through Professional Certificate Programme at Corporate Sustainability Academy through trainings and conferences on international and local level.

ADVISING

We advise member businesses on sustainable corporate governance in line with 10 Principles of UN Global Compact. GCNG provides self-evaluation tools and supports sustainability benchmarking, gaps identification and improvement of corporate governance. We help companies integrate international standards into business plans and everyday operations.

PARTNERSHIPS

GCNG enhances multi-stakeholder partnerships to achieve Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. The organization successfully links businesses to civil society organizations (CSOs) and government agencies, also provides peer-to-peer networking opportunities on the local and global level.

POLICY WORK

We engage in policy dialogue with the government to drive the sustainability work in the country. GCNG promotes participatory implementation of the Agenda 2030, through strengthening capacity of the state agencies and through facilitating public private dialogue.

LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION

We incentivize responsible business conduct through various recognition schemes, while highlighting corporate achievements and encouraging sustainable action. GCNG promotes corporate sustainability awareness through various media channels and issues it’s own quarterly magazine “Sustainability Spotlight”.