The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) is the Australian, business-led network of the UN Global Compact.
The GCNA brings together signatories to the UN Global Compact in Australia – including a number of Australia’s leading companies, non-profits and universities – to advance corporate sustainability and the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development.
We do this through a platform for dialogue, learning and influence that is inclusive, practical and leading edge, supporting our companies’ practical implementation efforts and bringing the UN Global Compact to life in the Australian context and wherever Australian companies operate. Through its activities, the GCNA provides a meeting point where organisations can build best practice around sustainability and connect with networks and experts within Australia and globally.
The GCNA also engages with government around policy, and in 2015 announced a significant partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade aimed at engaging the private sector in sustainable development.
The GCNA was launched in 2009 at Parliament House in Canberra, by then-Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law, Nick Sherry and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, Georg Kell. The GCNA has since grown to become one of Australia’s leading corporate sustainability initiatives.