The Business Council for the United Nations is a catalyst for action, understanding, and innovative business opportunities between member companies and the United Nations. BCUN advances the shared interests of the UN and the business community, with the goal of working toward a more healthy, prosperous, and secure world.
The UN recognizes that the private sector is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Similarly, corporations are creating or expanding their efforts towards sustainability and aligning their business models with the new SDG Agenda. Collaboration across sectors is more critical than ever and BCUN is, alongside UN entities such as the UN Global Compact, an able facilitator for corporate engagement on the SDGs.
BCUN provides its members with unique opportunities to directly connect with the United Nations and its network of agencies and country representatives. Our relationships with key policy makers and diplomats at the UN who work on global subjects of interest to our member companies allow relevant and current information exchange. BCUN encourages informal and candid discussions at our regular panel luncheons and other activities to create a dialogue between UN, government and private sector leaders.
“Without the private sector we will not have the necessary innovation, we will not have the necessary capacity to discover new markets, new products, new services and to be able to develop new areas in the economy. Without the private sector, we will not create enough jobs, we will not bring enough dynamism and stability to the societies that need to be enhanced with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. ”
— United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres