The German Global Compact Network (DGCN) was launched in 2002 as the German chapter of the UN Global Compact. More than 200 business and around 60 non-business participants are joining forces in this business-led multi-stakeholder learning and dialogue platform, promoting the 10 Global Compact principles and spearheading the sustainability agenda in Germany.
The DGCN is an independent entity. Its governance structure comprises of the assembly of participants, a multi-stakeholder steering committee, the DGCN Foundation and the DGCN office. The office and the working program are supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and by donations. The DGCN encourages all German companies, be they big or small, with significant international exposure to become part of the biggest and most influential international initiative to promote sustainable and responsible business around the world.