About us
Global Compact Network Lebanon

Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL), the Lebanese national chapter of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), was launched in September 2015 and is hosted at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Global Compact Network Lebanon (GCNL) works closely with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) Headquarters to provide opportunities for learning, policy dialogue, and partnerships on the Ten Principles of responsible conduct and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Our mission

Encourage participants to mainstream the United Nations Global Compact’s Ten Principles in their daily activities and report on their implementation.


Mobilize businesses, civil society organizations, local authorities and the broader Lebanese society to work together towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN 2030 Agenda

An engaged Lebanese community that advances sustainability practices nation-wide.

In order to achieve the above-stated mission, the Global Compact Network Lebanon is a multi-stakeholder initiative that:

  1. Promotes the UN Global Compact Ten principles and the 17 SDGs throughout the Lebanese business and non- business community
  2. Provides signatories with a forum to advance issues of mutual interest and concern
  3. Supports participants to report on their progress in sustainability and social responsibility through their Communication on – Progress (COP) or Communication on Engagement (COE)
  4. Hosts events and projects to advance the 17 SDGs and UNGC 10 Principles locally
Sigrid Kaag

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, 2014–2017

“ Build and share knowledge at the ability to catalyse action for change. Have the examples and spread the. It is important for a Global Compact community to strive and have vision.”
Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director, UN Global Compact

“Its time to celebrate the individuals and businesses who are striving to make the promise of the SDGs a reality for people and planet.”
Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri

AUB President

“The Global Compact Network is a key step forward for us as a nation. The Global Compact is a major step towards more investment that could help transform the culture to a sense of ethical and socially responsible transparency. I have great expectations that this network will help lead in transparent nations. The future is bright for Lebanese people!”