UN Global Compact Network names Australian board

UN Global Compact Network Australia
Monday, 06 March, 2023

UN Global Compact Network names Australian board

The UN Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA), the Australian local network of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, has named new appointees from Australia Post and from real estate and supply chain sustainability, alongside an expert in marketing and diversity, to lead actions towards a more sustainable future.

Non-executive board appointments are:

The UNGCNA helps businesses and stakeholders to create a sustainable future by supporting them in acting responsibly and helping them find opportunities to drive positive outcomes. The appointments come at a time when Australian businesses and organisations face significant and transformational challenges including mandatory reporting, risks of modern slavery in supply chains and increased scrutiny on communications and claims.

The new board appointments follow the recent announcement of Fiona Reynolds as UNGCNA Chair in November 2022.

Reynolds said now is the time for corporate Australia to accelerate through cooperation, collective action and shared learning. “The UNGCNA brings together some of Australia’s strongest expertise in ESG, and with this, we are in the best position to facilitate collaboration and help accelerate corporate Australia towards a more sustainable future,” she said.

A special initiative of the United Nations (UN) secretary-general, the UNGCNA calls responsible businesses to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The network aims to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through companies and ecosystems that enable change.

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