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Launched in 2000 by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN Global Compact was initiated to bring business and the United Nations together to give a human face to the global market.

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned Perfume and Taste company, is the first in the industry to complete the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Action Manager assessment, developed by B Lab and the UN Global Compact.

Join the official side-event of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Finance's Role in Reducing Modern Slavery: COVID-19's Lessons on Protecting the Most Vulnerable, a virtual webinar that will explore the role of sustainable finance in addressing modern slavery and human trafficking, with a particular focus on lessons learned from the COVID-19 era.

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the vital importance of safe water, sanitation and hygiene as critical preventative measures against the pandemic. The crisis has also emphasized the medium and long-term need to build resilient water systems and embedded behaviour change models related to good hygiene that are critical to combat this pandemic and any future crises.

In 2000, Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on business and the UN to work together to give a human face to the global market. For 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been Uniting Business for a better world. 

Heads of State join CEOs and UN Chiefs at largest-ever UN convening of global business leaders

Over 26 hours of continuous virtual programming, the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit was the UN’s largest, most inclusive and most sustainable convening of purpose-driven business leaders committed to tackling societal challenges and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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