Upcoming Events

Browse the GCNA’s upcoming events or search for past events. This includes information on our Australian and international forums, workshops, dialogues and other events. Registration at most GCNA events is complimentary for members.

 

2020

Tue

4

Feb 2020

Event

WEBINAR | Reporting on the SDGs

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Our planet faces significant environmental and social challenges. From climate change, to the loss of biodiversity and growing inequality. By doing business in a way that aligns long-term commercial strategies with care for people and... Read more

Thu

6

Feb 2020

Event

Industry Roundtable with Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Thursday, 6 February 2020

8:30am – 11:00am

Melbourne

The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) will be hosting an industry roundtable with Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow. This roundtable will support the Australian Human Rights Commission’s consultation on the Human Rights and Technology... Read more

Mon

10

Feb 2020

Event

Sustainability Executives Roundtable: Climate Emergency

Monday, 10 February 2020

3:15pm – 5:30pm

The University of Melbourne and the Global Compact Network Australia invite you to the third Sustainability Executives Roundtable. The theme of this Roundtable is the 'Climate Emergency' and will feature internationally-renowned researchers in climate science... Read more

Thu

13

Feb 2020

Event

WEBINAR | Business and Human Rights: Key Trends for Business in 2020

Thursday, 13 February 2020

11:00am – 12:00pm

The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) is hosting a webinar on key trends in business and human rights for 2020. Human rights continues to be an important area of focus for Australian businesses, with growing... Read more

Thu

20

Feb 2020

Event

Climate Emergency Roundtable

Thursday, 20 February 2020

3:00pm – 5:00pm

The theme of this roundtable is the ‘Climate Emergency’ and will feature internationally-renowned researchers in climate science and climate politics, including climate expert and trailblazer Professor Michael E. Mann – Director of the Earth System... Read more

Thu

5

Mar 2020

Event

CAMPAIGN | Target Gender Equity

Thursday, 5 March 2020

12:00pm – 2:00pm

In September 2019, the UN Global Compact launched the Target Gender Equality, a Global Impact Initiative (GII) to mobilise business to set corporate targets and take ambitious action to increase women’s representation and leadership in... Read more

Wed

18

Mar 2020

Event

Localising the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 – Thursday, 19 March 2020

9am – 5pm

Local action is essential to the success of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference explores how different organisations are using and can better use the SDGs to drive local action. Organisations including large... Read more

Mon

23

Mar 2020

Event

Community of Practice | Modern Slavery (Sydney)

Monday, 23 March 2020

2:00pm – 5:00pm

To help Australian business to navigate new developments and share learnings in a safe space, the GCNA hosts a Modern Slavery Community of Practice (MS COP) for business members. The GCNA Modern Slavery Community of... Read more

Tue

24

Mar 2020

Event

Science Based Targets | Webinar

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

9:00am – 10:15am

The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and accelerating globally. Every sector in every market will be transformed. Leading businesses recognise the opportunity – and the imperative – to be a part of the... Read more

Wed

15

Apr 2020

Event

2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 – Thursday, 16 April 2020

9:00am – 4:30pm

On 15 and 16 April 2020, the UN Association of Australia (UNAA) will bring together UN agencies and Australian organisations and individuals across business, civil society, academia and government who are leading in building and... Read more

Tue

28

Apr 2020

Event

Stakeholder Engagement on Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

9:00am – 11:30am

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

28

Apr 2020

Event

WORKSHOP | Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC)

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

12:30pm – 3:30pm

This event will be held in Melbourne with VC options from Sydney. Further details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

12

May 2020

Event

2020 SDGs Investment Forum: Australia

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

9am – 5pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Mon

25

May 2020

Event

Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) Roundtable | Perth

Monday, 25 May 2020

2:30pm – 5:00pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

26

May 2020

Event

Science Based Targets | Lunch and Learn | Perth

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

11:30am – 2:30pm

The transition to a low-carbon economy is underway and accelerating globally. Every sector in every market will be transformed. Leading businesses recognise the opportunity – and the imperative – to be a part of the... Read more

Wed

3

Jun 2020

Event

Community of Practice | Modern Slavery (Melbourne)

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

11:00am – 2:00pm

To help Australian business to navigate new developments and share learnings in a safe space, the GCNA hosts a Modern Slavery Community of Practice (MS COP) for business members. The GCNA Modern Slavery Community of... Read more

Wed

3

Jun 2020

Event

101 Workshop | Getting Started on Business and Human Rights 2020

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

2:30pm – 4:30pm

The Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) is hosting an introductory workshop on business and human rights. Businesses face growing expectations from governments and regulators, NGOs, business partners, investors and other stakeholders to ‘know and show’... Read more

Thu

11

Jun 2020

Event

A Just Transition | Research Discussion

Thursday, 11 June 2020

9am – 5pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

28

Jul 2020

Event

2020 Australia Summit | Making Global Goals Local Business

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 – Wednesday, 29 July 2020

9am – 5pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Thu

30

Jul 2020

Event

CAMPAIGN | Gender Equity Target

Thursday, 30 July 2020

9am – 5pm

The date to be confirmed. Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Mon

24

Aug 2020

Event

Community of Practice | Modern Slavery (Sydney)

Monday, 24 August 2020

2:00pm – 5:00pm

To help Australian business to navigate new developments and share learnings in a safe space, the GCNA hosts a Modern Slavery Community of Practice (MS COP) for business members. The GCNA Modern Slavery Community of... Read more

Tue

25

Aug 2020

Event

2020 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

9am – 5pm

The 2020 Australian Dialogue on Business and Human Rights - convened by the Global Compact Network Australia - will take place on 25 August 2020 in Sydney. For the seventh consecutive year, Australia's multi-sector, multi-stakeholder... Read more

Tue

8

Sep 2020

Event

WEBINAR | Business and Human Rights: Due Diligence

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

9am – 5pm

Exact time TBC and further details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

15

Sep 2020

Event

SDGs | Business and Government Roundtable

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

9am – 5pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Wed

16

Sep 2020

Event

2020 Australian Dialogue on Bribery and Corruption

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

9am – 5pm

The 2020 National Dialogue on Bribery and Corruption—convened by the Global Compact Network Australia—will take place in Melbourne or Sydney on Wednesday 16 September 2020. More details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

13

Oct 2020

Event

Science Based Targets | Roadshow for Finance Institutions | Sydney and Melbourne

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 – Thursday, 15 October 2020

9am – 5pm

Roadshow event held in Sydney and Melbourne - exact date TBC. Focus will be on the release of the guidance for financial institutions. +++ The SBT Initiative is a global program and its goal is... Read more

Thu

15

Oct 2020

Event

Stakeholder Engagement on Climate Change Shareholder Resolutions

Thursday, 15 October 2020

9am – 5pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more

Thu

5

Nov 2020

Event

Community of Practice | Modern Slavery (Melbourne)

Thursday, 5 November 2020

9am – 5pm

To help Australian business to navigate new developments and share learnings in a safe space, the GCNA hosts a Modern Slavery Community of Practice (MS COP) for business members. The GCNA Modern Slavery Community of... Read more

Thu

12

Nov 2020

Event

WEBINAR | Reporting on the SDGs

Thursday, 12 November 2020

4:00pm – 5:00pm

This webinar will be convened by the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). More details will be forthcoming. Read more

Tue

24

Nov 2020

Event

Webinar | Outcomes of COP26

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

11:00am – 12:00pm

The Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) and the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) will convene a webinar to present and discuss the outcomes of the twenty sixth session of the Conference of Parties (COP26).... Read more

Tue

8

Dec 2020

Event

Science Based Targets | Financial Institutions | WEBINAR

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

9am – 5pm

The SBT Initiative is a global program and its goal is simple: to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius /1.5 degrees Celsius, in line with the United Nations’ Paris Agreement on climate... Read more

Thu

10

Dec 2020

Event

WEBINAR | 101 on the Interplay of Business and Human Rights Standards

Thursday, 10 December 2020

9am – 5pm

The Global Compact Network Australia is hosting an introductory webinar on the interplay of business and human rights standards globally. The UN Global Compact’s human rights principles (Principles 1 and 2) are derived from the Universal Declaration of... Read more

Thu

10

Dec 2020

Event

Targeting Gender Equity | CEO Dinner

Thursday, 10 December 2020

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Details will be forthcoming. Read more