Virtual Platform

General Information

What is the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit?

The Leaders Summit will convene more than 2,000 of the world’s foremost corporate sustainability leaders to discuss and debate the values of the UN, the future of multilateralism and the role that principles-based business can play in driving progress on the Global Goals.

Through a combination of inspiring plenary sessions, exhibitions, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, the Summit will feature innovative examples of how multistakeholder partnerships are unlocking new business opportunities and capital, while also driving impact on the ground.

For the past 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been building a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Now, we need the right kind of leader to take this movement to the next level. If you are a corporate sustainability leader, or aspire to be one, we invite you to join us in New York, June 2021.

When and where will the Leaders Summit 2021 take place?

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will take place on at the United Nations Headquarters and at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001. For more information on the venues, please check the venue page under the Get Ready tab.

What is the programme of the Leaders Summit?

The Leaders Summit programme is currently under development. Please check the Agenda tab for the most updated programme. Check back regularly as updates will be finalized over the coming months. Registered participants will also receive regular programme and speaker updates as they become available.

Event Platform & Experience.

How will the virtual event work?

The main event platform that we’re using is called Hopin ( Hopin is a virtual venue with multiple interactive areas to help you connect and engage. As an attendee, you will be able to move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event and enjoy the content and connections throughout. The Hopin platform includes a main stage area, breakout sessions, live video and text based chat functions, an expo feature to showcase organisations and opportunities, as well as connection and networking functions.

How does Hopin work?

Hopin is easy to use, and runs straight out of your web browser. While Hopin does work on mobile devices, for the best experience we strongly recommend that you plan to experience the virtual event using your own personal laptop or desktop computer. Hopin works best on the latest version of Google Chrome, which you can download here –

What's included in the event platform?

  • Tune in live from your device
  • Connect and network with other attendees
  • Live chat function to interact and ask questions
  • All sessions will be recorded and posted on the UN Global Compact YouTube channel
  • Build your profile, link your social media accounts
  • Networking can be via live chat, as well as live video
  • Discover new opportunities for collaboration
  • Interact with attendees from 180+ countries
  • Explore the Expo area at your leisure
  • Features include live video and live chat options
  • View sessions and content in our partner booths
  • Discover case studies and reports

Watch the video demo from Hopin on how it works…