The Hunger Project Joins UN Global Compact

April 20, 2017

The Hunger Project is excited to announce its partnership with the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

With nearly 12,000 business and non-business participants in over 170 countries, the UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative, committing participating members to sustainable development and good corporate citizenship. The Hunger Project is excited and proud to be a part of this global movement.

The UN Global Compact’s vision is to mobilize a global community of sustainable companies and stakeholders to build a better world. Through a series of tools, resources, and Local Network activities, the UN Global Compact provides guidance to business and non-business participants on strong corporate sustainability, and access to a network of organizations committed to sustainable practices.

“The Hunger Project is excited to be a part of the UN Global Compact, a highly respected initiative of stakeholders committed to creating a world where all people and societies thrive,” said Åsa Skogström-Feldt, President and CEO of The Hunger Project. “This vision aligns with our mission to end world hunger by 2030. As our commitment to the Global Compact, we will adhere to the Ten Principles, and will engage all our stakeholders to emphasize the importance of sustainable development for all.”

The UN Global Compact aligns with The Hunger Project’s principles of human dignity, sustainability and interconnectedness. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, The Hunger Project is strongly committed to its Ten Principles and will work to ensure their implementation with respect to human rights, labor, environmental sustainability and anti-corruption.

For the past forty years, partnerships have been at the heart of The Hunger Project’s work to end hunger and poverty, and they are fundamental to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact’s multi-sectoral and diverse participant base will create new opportunities for The Hunger Project to contribute to making the Goals a reality.  

The Hunger Project’s global staff will participate in relevant UN Global Compact Local Network initiatives, including forums dedicated to learning and exchanging experiences, where staff will share the work and impact of The Hunger Project.

Learn More:

UN Global Compact

The Hunger Project’s Approach to Sustainable Development