About the product
The United Nations Global Compact Local Network Report takes stock of the work of Local Networks around the world, featuring statistics and case examples on network governance, activities, issues and communications. The publication is developed annually to showcase the work of Local Networks. Global Compact Local Networks (GCLNs) are organized by participants who come together voluntarily to advance the Global Compact and its principles at the local level. There are over 97 established and emerging GCLNs. While retaining diverse operations, all GCLNs operate with the mission to advance the UN Global Compact principles in business. GCLNs serve an essential role in rooting the UN Global Compact within different national contexts – and their distinct economic, cultural and linguistic needs. Participation in a GCLN provides companies the opportunity to engage with a variety of stakeholders, including other businesses and representatives from civil society, government, academia, business associations and investors.