Benefits & Fees

Increasingly, as companies, you are embracing the Global Compact not because it makes for good public relations, or because you have paid a price for making mistakes. You are doing so because in our interdependent world, business leadership cannot be sustained without showing leadership on environmental, social and governance issues. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Membership of the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA) gives organisations the opportunity to be actively engaged in the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Other benefits include:

Alignment with the world’s largest – and only UN-backed – corporate sustainability framework
  • Access to the world’s best and emerging practices for practical solutions to corporate sustainability challenges.
  • Ability to leverage the UN’s global reach and convening power with government, business, civil society and other stakeholders.
  • Enhanced social license to operate.
  • Improved corporate and brand reputation, employee engagement, management of corporate sustainability issues and operational efficiencies.
Collaborate, learn and network
  • Membership of a strong and growing network of Australian businesses, together with non-profits and universities
  • Access to a network of professionals who can provide feedback and guidance on your corporate sustainability initiatives and challenges.
  • Priority access to regular forums, workshops, dialogues and other events convened directly by the GCNA and in partnership with others. Registration at most GCNA events is complimentary for members.
  • Access to international events and forums.
  • Access to peer learning networks and opportunities to share best practice, case studies, resources and experiences through the GCNA’s Leadership Groups and Working Groups.
Demonstrate leadership and profile your achievements
  • Opportunities to demonstrate commitment and leadership on sustainability issues through the GCNA website, events and projects.
  • Recognition on the GCNA website with your corporate logo and profile.
  • Being part of the GCNA as it leads and shapes national and international dialogue on critical corporate sustainability issues, including business and human rights and the private sector’s role in sustainable development.
  • Opportunities to collectively influence the corporate sustainability and responsibility agenda in Australia.
Tools and templates
  • Access to tools, resources and support for implementing and reporting on your organisation’s progress in relation to the UN Global Compact principles.
  • Opportunities to participate in the governance of the GCNA, including nominating representatives to Board, Leadership Group or Expert Advisor positions.
Global connections
  • Support connecting with Global Compact networks and their members around the world.

GCNA Brochure [PDF]



Companies are asked to financially support the Global Compact both globally and locally.

Global Compact Network Australia membership fees

GCNA membership and engagement at the local level will enhance the value you derive from your UN Global Compact commitment. GCNA membership benefits include access to Australian events, forums and dialogues around corporate sustainability topics, opportunities to participate in our Leadership and Working Groups and have input into our work program, networking opportunities locally and internationally, opportunities to profile your organisation, and access to tools, resources and support.

Organisation Type Membership Fee
Corporate (>200 employees) A$5,000 p.a. (+GST)
SME (21-199 employees) A$1,000 p.a. (+GST)
SME (10-20 employees) A$500 p.a. (+GST)
Academic Institutions A$1,000 p.a. (+GST)
Business Associations A$500 p.a. (+GST)
Non-Profits A$500 p.a. (+GST)
Global contribution

UN Global Compact signatories are also requested to make a voluntary annual contribution at the global level, which supports the UN Global Compact Office in New York.

Annual Sales/Revenue Suggested Voluntary Annual Contribution
Greater than USD 5 billion US$15,000+
USD 1 billion – USD 5 billion US$10,000
USD 250 million – USD 1 billion US$5,000
USD 50 million – USD 250 million US$2,500
Less than USD 50 million US$250 (suggested minimum)