United Nations Global Compact

The Fowler Center served as the Secretariat of the US Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) from 2007 to 2012. The UNGC is the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, with over 8,000 participants and stakeholders from 130 countries. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses, NGOs and other institutions committed to aligning their operations with ten universally accepted principles in areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. As Secretariat, the Fowler Center organized at least two educational seminars per year on a topic related to the UNGC. Recent meetings included a May, 2011 symposium on “sustainability reporting frameworks” in NYC hosted by Deloitte and a November, 2011 symposium on “Impact Investing and Social Business” in San Francisco hosted by Levi Strauss & Co.

The ten principles of the UN Global Compact ask companies to embrace, support and enact a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment, and anti-corruption:

Human Rights

Labor Standards