Adland Veteran Sunita Gloster Joins Australia’s UN Global Compact Network as Strategic Advisor

The United Nations Global Compact Network Australia (UNGCNA), the Australian chapter of the world’s largest sustainability initiative, announced the appointment of Sunita Gloster as Strategic Advisor.

Gloster placed fifth on B&T The annual list of women in media was unveiled last month and was also named champion for change in 2022.

As a special initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), the UN Global Compact is a call for responsible businesses to align their operations and strategies with the ten principles in the areas of human rights. people, labour, the environment and the fight against corruption. The goal is to accelerate and scale collective global business impact by upholding the Ten Principles and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through businesses and ecosystems that enable change. Globally, 17,000 companies and 3,000 non-commercial signatories based in more than 160 countries and 69 local networks represent the initiative.

In Australia, the UNGCNA brings together UN Global Compact participants, including ASX 100 companies, other private and listed companies, non-profit organizations and academia, to advance the private sector’s contribution to the sustainable development. The UNGCNA’s goal is to connect, enable and drive businesses and stakeholders to create a sustainable future by helping businesses to act responsibly and helping them find opportunities to drive positive business results.

UNGCNA Executive Director Kylie Porter said, “Sunita has long been an advocate for the role responsible business must play in influencing positive outcomes for all stakeholders and the planet. Above all, through her current advisory and board roles, including Accenture and the Tech Council of Australia, she is at the forefront of the changing brand and business landscape. This insight is key for us in how we help Australian businesses effectively contribute to the 2030 Agenda and chart a clear path to net zero by 2050.”

UNGCNA Chair Dr David Cooke said: “The global agenda is focused on building a more sustainable global economy. With less than 2,000 business days left by 2030, Australian businesses have an important and urgent role to play in accelerating the implementation of responsible business practices into their strategies and operations. Sunita’s breadth of experience in sustainability strategy, stakeholder management, marketing strategy and social license will be a valuable contribution to our work. »

Gloster adds this role to its portfolio of work in advisory and non-executive roles.