Alba Partners joins the United Nations Global Compact

22 June 2022 2 min. read
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International consulting firm Alba Partners has joined the United Nations Global Compact, further signalling its intent in the area of corporate social responsibility following its recent commitment to become a net zero business.

Operating with offices in London and Dubai, Alba Partners is a management consultancy specialised in the delivery of transformation and change. Founded in 2020, the firm currently has over 40 consultants and staff working for clients across sectors, including financial services, retail, oil & gas, and travel.

In line with its sustainability goals, Alba Partners has now become a member of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, the world's largest corporate sustainability and social responsibility initiative.

Alba Partners joins the United Nations Global Compact

“At Alba Partners, we believe that all businesses, including SMEs, have an important role in promoting sustainable and responsible practices. Joining the UN Global Compact is a natural step for us, as it aligns with our values and commitment to creating a better world for future generations,” said Carol Jacobs, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Alba Partners.

Alba Partners joins around 17,000 companies and 3,800 non-business signatories across 160 countries, all dedicated to taking actions that advance societal goals in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Signatories commit to implementing the UN’s 10 principles and issuing a public declaration of their commitment. In turn, the United Nation offers training, peer-networks and a functional framework to aid in meeting objectives.

“By participating in this initiative, we are not only contributing to the global effort to address pressing issues such as climate change, inequality, and human rights but also learning from other businesses and experts on how to integrate sustainability into our operations and strategy. We are excited to be part of this community and look forward to collaborating with other like-minded organisations to drive positive change,” said Jacobs.

The UN’s 10 principles are focused on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

Welcoming Alba Partners to the community, António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, said: “I am pleased to confirm that Alba Partners supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We are happy to see Alba Partners make the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of its company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the development Sustainable Development Goals.”

The move comes hot on the heels of Alba Partners announcing its commitment to become a net zero business by 2050.