Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, is hosting “Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada”, a two-day conference that aims to accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Canada, taking place on September 9th & 10th 2019 at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto.
Organized in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact as part of the UN’s Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, this event will provide an opportunity for private sector leaders to share best practices and learn from others operating in the same business environment.
The two-day event will bring together corporate and sustainability leaders from more than 100 Canadian businesses, alongside the Canadian Global Compact network, national leaders from civil society, federal and provincial governments, and the United Nations. It serves as a unique opportunity for Canadian business leaders and corporate sustainability frontrunners to showcase their efforts and contributions – both at a national and international level – in achieving the Global Goals.
“We know that the only way to truly make the Global Goals a reality by 2030 is to focus on collaboration and impact on the ground,” said Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “By taking conversations from the global to the national level, these Making Global Goals Local Business events will focus on how global strategies translate into local solutions to help achieve the Goals.”