The ICD Initiative on the United Nations Global Compact

Supporting the UN Global Compact and Raising Awareness of its Principles

Proposed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 1999, the UN Global Compact was launched in 2000 and remains the largest corporate citizen initiative of its kind. Businesses, by means of self-regulation, have adopted corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, aspiring to ethical standards and international norms. The Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to aligning their operations and strategies with universally accepted principles, following the Millennium Development Goals, in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

In our increasingly globalized world, social, economic, environmental and political challenges have a significant effect on business practices. As international firms advance the principles of corporate social responsibility, the United Nations Global Compact endeavors to provide collaborative solutions to the challenges faced by both enterprises and communities.

The ICD initiative on the United Nations Global Compact main goal is to raise awareness of the principles of the UNGC, supporting its objective as a forum for discussion, and a network for communication in uniting governments, companies, labor organizations and civil societies.  Sharing the ideals and values of the UNGC, we believe that through joint ventures and collaboration the principles can be achieved, widening the scope and impact of the initiative.