Uniting business for a better world
United Nations | 21–23 September 2020


To mark the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, our special event Uniting Business LIVE from 21 to 23 September will virtually convene leaders from business, Government and civil society to showcase their commitment to the UN’s mission.

Over a series of three forums, leading Chief Executives, corporate sustainability experts and business leaders will come together to take stock of the state of the world, address gaps in progress, drive business ambition on the SDGs and highlight cooperative and actional solutions that are ready — today. These themes will run throughout multi-stakeholder panels, live General Assembly presentations and CEO interventions, and will encourage a global cross-sector dialogue through programme-themed meet-ups, interactive breakout-sessions and exposition booths. 

As the world moves from reflection to action, join us to learn how business can take clear steps and demonstrate bold leadership for the Decade of Action to transform business models and economies to become more just and inclusive, ensuring we leave no one behind.

Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact


Private Sector Forum

21 September 2020

Since 2008, the UN Secretary-General’s annual Private Sector Forum has gathered global leaders during the UN General Assembly week to address major global issues such as climate change, sustainable development and human rights. This year, the Private Sector Forum will be accessible to all Uniting Business LIVE attendees to engage first-hand in debates and discussions covering multilateralism, human and labour rights, and peace.
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22 September 2020

The inaugural Global Impact Forum will showcase four key initiatives to mobilize corporate action on the Global Goals: SDG Ambition, Target Gender Equality, Young SDG Innovators, and Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The Forum will focus on implementing these initiatives at regional, national and organizational levels, driving impact and scaling solutions from the ground up.
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23 September 2020

The SDG Business Forum, co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), coincides with the start of the UN’s Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs. This Forum will showcase companies that are using their influence to lead the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and examine a new form of leadership that has emerged during this crisis. You will learn how the private sector — in partnership with Governments and civil society leaders — is leveraging the framework of the SDGs to respond to immediate threats in their communities.
Click here for the concept note.