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​​Peer Learning Groups will provide a platform for sustainability professionals to discuss critical sustainability issues, share best practices, and build a network of like-minded professionals.

Toronto, 24 January 2023 – UN Global Compact Network Canada launched the Peer Learning Groups to bring together sustainability leaders across industries and sectors to discuss critical sustainability issues, share best practices, and build a network of like-minded professionals. Through facilitated sessions, curated resources and group discussions, participants can gain insights and share knowledge in a safe and regulated environment.

The Peer Learning Groups will focus on two priority areas — Climate Action and SMEs — with the goal of moving companies toward taking ambitious action on these issues.

Commenting on the launch of the new virtual offering, Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact said:

“To help their companies advance their sustainability journey, our new Peer Learning Groups offer professionals opportunities to connect with — and learn from — their peers. We have seen there is a growing desire for community and connection as businesses grapple with complexity under mounting pressure from consumers and shareholders in an ever-changing landscape.”

Peer Learning Groups are open to participating companies of the UN Global Compact in more than 15 Local Networks. Applications for the inaugural Peer Learning Groups in 2023 are now open at https://unglobalcompact.ca/peer-learning-groups/

About the UN Global Compact Network Canada

UN Global Compact Network Canada is the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, an organization dedicated to catalyzing business action to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. The UN Global Compact Network Canada and its many corporate and non-profit participants unify and build the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.

To learn more about the UN Global Compact Network Canada, visit our website and follow us on social media: @globalcompactca

About the UN Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to accelerate and scale the global collective impact of business by upholding the Ten Principles and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals through accountable companies and ecosystems that enable change. With more than 15,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local Networks, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative — one Global Compact uniting business for a better world.

Local Network Canada contact point

Melvina Ramasamy

Marketing and Communications Manager

melvina@unglobalcompact.ca

The UN Global Compact Network Canada hosted its final panel discussion in the environmental webinar series titled Raising Corporate Ambition for Environmental Sustainability: Canada's Road to COP27 on November 24, with a focus on developing sustainable solutions and navigating biodiversity loss from a business perspective.