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Global Compact Nepal (GCN) is the local network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation.
The United Nations Global Compact was launched by late Secretary-General Kofi Annan on July 26, 2000, and is now about 20 years old. Although the first organization to join the United Nations Global Compact from Nepal was Lotus Holdings in 2002, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavours in Nepal had already started in 1997 via the Lotus Holdings network. That same network has now grown into the Global Compact Nepal network, having taken various shapes and forms over the years, most notably the CSR Committee formed at the FNCCI (Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry) in 2003 in collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as well as the International Labor Organization (ILO), which ended up being the official Local Network launch.
Simply put, the UNGC is nothing more than a global compact of shared values and principles, which will give a human face to the global market. To learn more, please visit:
Global Compact Nepal's purpose is to create an enabling environment for sustainable business and inclusive economic opportunities for businesses and organizations in Nepal. The network seeks to raise awareness of responsible business practices, help companies internalize the United Nations Global Compact principles, engage in peace-building initiatives, and foster partnerships amongst stakeholders.
The UNGC local network, Network Nepal, was launched in 2003 with the support of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It was formally registered in 2015 as Global Compact Nepal (GCN) and its secretariat is currently hosted by
Hoste Hainse, a non-profit member organization of GCN.
Global Compact Nepal,
United Nations Global Compact Local Network - Network Nepal,
C/O Hoste Hainse,
4/176 Bhawani Mandup, HB Complex,
Ekanta Kuna, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur 4,
An enabling environment for sustainable business and inclusive economic opportunities for all.
To raise awareness of responsible business practices, help companies internalize the United Nations Global Compact principles, engage in peace-building initiatives in the business sector and foster partnerships amongst stakeholders.
Global Compact Nepal is governed by an 11-member Board consisting of 9 elected voting members and multiple non-voting advisors. The board term is two years.