Corporate Executives Gather at the UN for a Go at Fixing Sustainability

Dec 2, 2014 8:00 AM ET

By Marc Gunther, Guardian Sustainable Business

Marc Gunther of Guardian Sustainable Business recaps what happened at the Global Compact LEAD Symposium, where corporate executives gathered to discuss the potential – and limits – of corporate sustainability.

Read the article on Guardian Sustainable Business.


About the UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, with over 12,000 signatories from business and key stakeholder groups based in 145

About Global Compact LEAD – Innovation through Action
Global Compact LEAD is an exclusive platform designed to engage the most committed companies within the Global Compact to lead the way to a new era of sustainability. With participation from sustainability leaders from all regions and sectors, LEAD brings a wealth of expertise to the challenge of achieving higher levels of corporate sustainability performance. See full list of over 50 LEAD participants and learn more at