Bringing together sustainability professionals to connect, share and learn

The business world today is defined by speed, innovation, and scalability. At the UN Global Compact, we can help you make valuable connections so you can make true progress on your sustainability journey. Our Peer Learning Groups (PLG) provide a safe space for companies to share their best practices and challenges on a variety of sustainability topics while gaining access to industry experts and unique networking opportunities. The sessions are participant-driven and highly interactive.


In 2024, we will run 3 peer learning groups:

Applications are closed

Climate action

In this Peer Learning Group we cover topics such as SBTi net-zero pathway, Just Transition, Climate Scenario Development, Climate Roadmap Development and Collective Pathway Creation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

During these sessions you’ll work on topics such as improving equality within the company between people of different genders, ages, cultural backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and how to report and monitor your company’s progress.

Human Rights

This PLG covers topics such as due diligence & legislation at the global/EU/local level, living wage, child labour, and occupational safety hazards (OSH).

Note: A company can participate in multiple Peer Learning Groups at the same time, but we ask you to send different company representatives to each group. 

Join if you want to:

  • Exchange best practices and challenges with peers on themes of your interest in a confidential, constructive, and educational environment
  • Increase your visibility on practices in relevant areas towards peers by participating in peer learning group discussions and presentations
  • Establish yourself as an ambassador within the UN Global Compact NL on your chosen topic, which can lead to speaking opportunities at our events, programmes, and global/regional platforms


  • 10-20 participating companies, each represented by 1 or 2 employees
  • 6 sessions a year between March and November. This includes 1 welcome call (1 hour), 4 in-person workshops (3 hours), and 1 in-person closing reflection session (2 hours)
  • The groups are run in English (unless all group participants prefer Dutch).


  • Participants must be able to demonstrate that they have reached a certain level of maturity in the thematic area of the relevant peer learning group
  • Participants must be able to join the workshops and closing session in person
    • We will have an onboarding call on 12 March 2024:
      • Climate Action: 09:30 – 10:30
      • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 11:00 – 12:00
      • Human Rights: 14:00 – 15:00
    • Each company pays a fee of €250

Responsibilities co-leading companies

  • Hold preparation meetings, invite lecturers, set the agenda, manage the budget
  • Run the PLG sessions; record keeping and documentingen
  • Support UNGC NL in creating an outcome document
  • (Optional) – Run sub-groups
  • There will be an online onboarding on 5 March 2024 for co-leading companies. It’s important to be available for this call.

Responsibilities participating companies

  • Have 1 or 2 company representatives who will actively participate
  • Provide input for PLG Meetings if applicable
  • Attend at least 4 meetings
    • If participating organizations misses more than 2 sessions, they will be removed from the group and will not be mentioned in the outcomes document.
  • Provide feedback to UNGC NL and co-leads to help improve format
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