UN Secretary-General Launches Global Compact LEAD

28 January 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and a group of chief executives launched "Global Compact LEAD," a new platform created by the UN Global Compact to enhance environmental, social and governance performance and set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The executives represent a group of 54 companies, all participants of the UN Global Compact, that have made an ambitious commitment to work towards implementation of the Blueprint for Corporate Sustainability Leadership, a comprehensive roadmap outlining roughly 50 concrete actions businesses can take to achieve greater sustainability. Global Compact LEAD will be deeply integrated into other UN Global Compact engagement opportunities, including the six global working groups as well as the Caring for Climate and CEO Water Mandate initiatives. [Global Compact Press Release] [Global Compact LEAD Website]