20-22 September: Uniting Business LIVE!

Uniting Business LIVE connects the high-level multi stakeholder dialogues of the Private Sector Forum, the grounded local knowledge and implementation strategies in the Global Impact Forum, and partnership and leadership examples of the SDG Business Forum, into one inclusive, impactful and innovative all access global event.

Over the course of the three days at the start of the high-level opening week of the next UN General Assembly session will bring together Heads of State and Government and leaders of business, corporate sustainability UN agencies and civil society organizations to take stock of the state of the world, address gaps in progress, drive business ambition on the SDGs and highlight cooperative and actionable 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 interactive breakout-sessions and exposition booths. 

This event is open and free of charge for all employees of UN Global Compact participant companies.


Monday 20 September
  • Private Sector Forum: high-level dialogue between CEOs, Government leaders and UN agency heads.
Tuesday 21 September
  • Global Impact Forum: panel discussions and presentations hosted by Global Compact Local Networks.
  • Young SDG Innovators Summit: platform for young professionals to share experiences and learn from sustainability champions.
Wednesday 22 September:
  • SDG Business Forum 2021: multi-stakeholder dialogue on the role of the private sector in addressing the current economic landscape and co-creating solutions for a more sustainable future. Co-organized with ICC and UN DESA.

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