This year marks 20 years of UNGC but unfortunately, 2020 has also brought us face-to-face with an unprecedented pandemic. Keeping in line with its firm belief in the power of collective efforts, UNGC’s Virtual Leaders’ Summit this year focuses on – ‘Recover Better, Recover Stronger, Recover Together’ in response to COVID 19.
The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will bring together thousands of leaders to decide how business can support countries and communities around the world to recover better, recover stronger, and recover together from three global crises – health, inequality and climate.
Our 20th-anniversary Leaders Summit will virtually convene leading voices from Business, Government, the United Nations, Civil Society and Academia for a 26-hour conversation about how we can rebuild more inclusive economies and societies to set a new course for a socially just, low-carbon and climate-resilient world, where no one is left behind.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called COVID-19 “the greatest test that we have faced together since the formation of the United Nations”. This pandemic is an important reminder that no nation, no business, no individual is stronger than the weakest among us in our interdependent world. Everyone is invited to inspire, learn and contribute to the strong recovery the world needs.
As we continue to combat current crises such as climate change and COVID-19, we must also reinvigorate our fight against the historically enduring, deep-rooted and deadly threat of racism. We at the UN Global Compact call on all companies to actively reject and fight racism in all its forms and encourage all our speakers to share their best practices at the Leaders Summit.
Session: Towards Resurgent India: Aligning Businesses with Sustainable Development Goals
Day; 16 June 2020
Time: 9.30 am
Renata Dessallien, Resident Coordinator, UN in India
Shashi Shanker, President, Global Compact Network India and CMD, ONGC Group
Kamal Singh, Executive Director, Global Compact Network India