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Building the business of tomorrow

Through innovation and leadership, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) is paving the future we want by working with companies, local government officials, policy makers and business schools.

Join the movement in implementing sustainability at the core of business. Navigate your journey through our sustainability and ESG programmes, courses, and events curated for businesses in Malaysia and Brunei.

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Drive Change

We are committed to empowering Malaysia and Brunei businesses in implementing change through our Sustainability and ESG programmes.

Discover our Available Programmes
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Sustainability and ESG courses designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to meet your business’ sustainability objectives.

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We convene sustainability and ESG events throughout the year.

Activities, Programmes & Initiatives

The UN Global Compact is driving Accelerators to integrate SDG-aligned practices throughout businesses and value chains, expediting progress and impact for the 2030 Agenda. Exclusive to participating companies, these Accelerators, developed in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks, aim to instigate behaviour change across a broad range of companies at the local level, ensuring maximum impact and scale.

Companies participating in the Accelerators will:

Learn from experts, thought leadership content, best practices and resources.

Deliver concrete company-specific outcomes.

Access a diverse set of global and local engagement opportunities such as awareness-raising campaigns, trainings, mentoring and mixed learning approaches.

Receive opportunity to collectively learn alongside peers in the network and region.

Build a professional network of peers, UN partners and experts in the network and region.

Business & Human Rights Accelerator
Recruitment starts on
11 September 2024
SDG Ambition Accelerator
Recruitment starts on
10 July 2024
Target Gender Equality Accelerator
Recruitment starts on
31 May 2024
Climate Ambition Accelerator
Recruitment starts on
30 April 2024
SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals
Recruitment starts on
30 October 2024
  • 2] Is there a fee to join the Corporate Sustainability Engagement Programme?
    Yes, a fee will be determined based on the customised programme.
  • 1] How can my company get involved in this programme?
    This programme is exclusively offered to participants of the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) and is custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each company. You may contact to learn more.
  • 2] Who can join the UN Global Compact?
    Participation in the UN Global Compact is open to any business genuinely committed to implementing the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact throughout its operations and sphere of influence, communicating on its progress annually. Properly constituted (under prevailing national law) companies from any industry sector are eligible for participation, except for companies: Subject to a UN sanction Listed on the UN's Ineligible Vendors List for ethical reasons. Earning revenue through the production, sale and/or transfer of anti-personnel landmines or cluster bombs Earning income through the production and/or processing of tobacco. For non-business organisation participation, kindly refer to more information here.
  • 4] What are the commitments upon joining?
    Submission of Communication on Progress (CoP) on an annual basis together with the CEO Statement of Continued Support via a digital platform. For more info, visit the CoP page. Payment of annual contribution fee Failure to comply with the above two obligations will result in expulsion or the company being delisted from UNGC.
  • 9] Is UNGCMYB part of the UN in Malaysia?
    UNGCMYB is registered as a non-profit entity in Malaysia and adheres to local laws and regulations. As a local network we are directly under the purvey of the UN Global Compact.
  • 1] What is the difference between the United Nations Global Compact and UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB)?
    The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, mobilising a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders. It provides a platform for business and non-business entities to proactively network and engage in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Participation in the UN Global Compact signifies a visible commitment to implementing, disclosing, and promoting its Ten Universal Principles. Local Networks, such as the Malaysia & Brunei Network, advance the initiative and its Ten Principles at the country level. Our role is to support organisations and private sectors in engaging with the UN Global Compact, ensuring the implementation of its principles, and providing guidance to translate sustainability commitments into action. By providing a platform for dialogue and learning, we create opportunities for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action.
  • 7] Is signing the Global Compact the same as signing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
    No. The SDGs are a multisectoral agenda that can be worked on independently by civil society, companies and governments. The UN Global Compact supports the business sector with tools, content and resources to facilitate the integration of the SDGs into their business strategies.
  • 5] Can participating/ member companies use the UNGC Logo?
    While the UN Global Compact logo is for use by the initiative only, companies are encouraged to use the Endorser "We Support" logo after obtaining permission through the online request system. It can be used, for example, on websites and relevant print materials to communicate your commitment to the initiative and raise awareness of the UN Global Compact. To obtain permission on the usage of the Endorser logo, companies must submit an official request using the online logo request system. Companies are required to indicate where and how the logo would be used. Every use of the Endorser logo requires prior permission. To use the authorised Endorser logo, an organisation is required to: Be an active Participant of the UN Global Compact, with an active CoP status. For Non-Businesses, have an active Communication of Engagements (CoE) status. Kindly refer here for the logo policy and brand guidelines.
  • 8] Which organisations currently participate in the initiative?
    The UN Global Compact has over 22,000 participants globally, with over 270 companies participating in the Malaysia & Brunei local chapter. You can view the list here and filter participants by country, sector, type of organisation, among other criteria.
  • 6] Is UN Global Compact a certification or consultancy?
    No, the UN Global Compact is not a certification or consultancy, nor is it legally binding or substitute for any regulatory approaches. The UN Global Compact is a principles-based voluntary business initiative anchored in the United Nations, which supports companies to work strategically in driving sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • 3] Can company subsidiaries join the UN Global Compact?
    Yes. Subsidiaries that wish to underline their commitment and become a UN Global Compact signatory alongside their parent company are welcome to become a member of UNGCMYB to actively participate in both our local and global activities. Subsidiaries can join either independently or through their parent company: Independent Joining Subsidiaries can join independently if the parent company is not yet a member. The subsidiary is required to provide its own Letter of Commitment, and will receive a separate profile on the UNGC website. The subsidiary is also required to fill out their own Communication on Progress (CoP) report annually and annual membership fee is calculated on the basis of the subsidiary's turnover/revenue. Joining via Parent Company The subsidiary can use its own or the parent company's Letter of Commitment, and will receive a separate profile on the UNGC website. The subsidiary is given an option to fill out their own CoP annually or adopt its parent company's CoP. Annual membership fee via this application is RM10,000 for a non-listed entity in Malaysia and RM20,000 for a listed entity in Malaysia.
  • 2] Does my company need to be a UNGCMYB participant to join?
    No, companies don't need to be UNGCMYB participants to join. However, as pioneers of the Forward Faster initiative, they have the opportunity to go through all six phases of the Local Forward Faster Framework. Participants, on the other hand, are eligible for specific phases/events/programs within the six phases. Subsidiaries of parent companies participating in the UN Global Compact are welcome to commit separately to one or more of the Forward Faster initiative targets provided they are also UN Global Compact Participants in their own right.
  • 1] Does my company need to commit to all the targets to participate?
    No, it doesn’t. Companies have the flexibility to commit to as few or as many business targets as they prefer to participate in the Forward Faster initiative.
  • 6] My organization was delisted due to no CoP submission. What do I do?
    Your organization will have to rejoin the UN Global Compact. Please contact our Member Relations team with the following documents: - A valid, completed CoP - A letter of re-commitment
  • 1] When am I expected to submit my CoP after joining UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei?
    New joiners are required to submit their first CoP within the submission period of the following calendar year after joining. For example, if a business joins in 2024, they are expected to submit their first CoP in 2025.
  • 2] How do I submit the CoP?
    The CoP is to be submitted through the CoP digital platform, accessible via the UNGC Dashboard by any of the organisation’s designated contact points.
  • 4] My organisation is a subsidiary of a UNGC Participant. Do I have to submit a CoP?
    Subsidiaries are not required to submit their own CoP. If the parent company and subsidiary are linked in our system, the completion of the 2023 CoP should appear on the subsidiary profile as well, and their status should reflect the parent company submission. However, subsidiaries may choose to submit their own CoP to show their entity’s activities, progress and data.
  • 5] My organisation’s status is “Non-Communicating”. How do I become “Active”?
    The Participant status will change to “Active” once the CoP is submitted. If there is still no CoP submission by 31 December of the year, your organisation will be delisted.
  • 3] What time period should my CoP data cover?
    Organisations are required to complete the CoP questionnaire using data from the most recent closed data collection process. Ideally, the CoP data should cover a twelve-month period closed within the twelve months prior to the submission of the CoP (e.g., for the 2023 CoP, a company could use data covering the period from July 2021 to June 2022; January 2022 to December 2022; or April 2022 to March 2023, among other examples). Companies will be ask to indicate the period covered by their CoP data at the beginning of the questionnaire and should maintain consistency over the years regarding the period covered to facilitate better comparability over time.
  • 7] Where can I find all relevant information regarding the CoP requirements, due dates, delisting policy and more?
    You can find up-to-date information on the CoP page, CoP Academy page, or the Help Scout FAQ tool, and join the Participant Q&A sessions, available for registration on theUN Global Compact Events page.
  • 8] Where can I find relevant information and guidance to help me answer each question in the CoP questionnaire?
    The CoP Guidebook is the primary resource for content-related questions. It provides guidance, rationale, and links to references to related reporting standards for additional information.
  • 1] Is there a fee to join the Accelerator?
    Participants of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) can join ALL Accelerators for FREE.
  • 3] What is the mode of delivery? Is the programme conducted in-person or virtually?
    All Accelerator programmes are delivered virtually, with the exception of the SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals, which is conducted both in-person and virtually.
  • 2] How many representatives from my company can enroll in the Accelerator?
    Participants of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) may designate up to 2 representatives for each Accelerator. However, for the SDG Innovation Accelerator for Young Professionals, companies may designate up to 8 representatives.

Online Sustainability Courses


Move your company further faster by taking action on today’s most pressing sustainability challenges with the UNGC Academy, the premier online learning platform from the UN Global Compact.

Key Features:
> 50+ courses & learning journeys covering different areas:


  • SDG Integration

  • Climate Change & Environment

  • Governance & Anti-Corruption

  • Human Rights

  • Labour

  • Gender Equality

> Certificate of Completion* upon course completion

> Available in multiple languages

*Applicable to majority of the e-learning courses

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 Benefits for UN Global Compact participating companies:

UNGC Academy



All employees of participating companies enjoy full access to the UNGC Academy.



Access company-wide user and activity reports to enhance learning and leadership throughout your organisation.

Effective Communication

Utilise an internal communication toolkit to easily share information and accessibility of the UNGC Academy with all employees.



Request integration of up to three (3) courses into your internal learning platform to meet your company's specific needs.

Our affiliation with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has afforded us remarkable opportunities, notably through the UNGC Academy. This vast number of sustainability topics available on this learning platform has enabled on-demand capacity building throughout our organisation. The well-structured modules have not only bolstered our awareness on crucial Sustainability topics such as the Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights Issues but also, provided us with practical knowledge and tools to integrate sustainable practices into our business operations."

Chuah Sze Phing

Group Chief Sustainability Officer and

Head of Group Marketing and Communications

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Abstract Background

Malaysia & Brunei's leading ESG and corporate sustainability training provider by UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei. 


Seeding a sustainable future, one talent at a time.


To drive sustainable growth and impact within companies operating in Malaysia and Brunei, the UNGCMYB Academy offers a comprehensive range of learning opportunities tailored to the local companies unique requirements.


How does the UNGCMYB Academy differ from the UNGC Academy?


While the UNGC Academy provides global access to sustainability education, the UNGCMYB Academy focuses specifically on addressing the localised needs and challenges of companies in Malaysia and Brunei. 


All courses are designed based on the Corporate Sustainability Practitioner (CSP) Competency Framework by Bursa Malaysia and the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei.


The UNGCMYB Academy seeks to empower the next generation of local sustainability practitioners with the knowledge and values they need to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable business world through:

Self Paced eleaning

Self-paced elearning

The interactive Sustainability courses cover a wide range of sustainability related topics and can be completed at your own pace. Each course consist of:

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Some of the elearning courses available:

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sustainability in Malaysia

Course Language:
English & Bahasa Malaysia

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Build a Sustainability

Action Plan

Course Language:
English & Bahasa Malaysia

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Course Language:
English & Bahasa Malaysia

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Living Wages

Course Language:
English & Bahasa Malaysia

Customised Corporate Courses

Customised Corporate Courses

The customised corporate courses cover all aspects of organisational governance, from the board to executives, offering a comprehensive solution for companies aiming to enhance and streamline their sustainability practices.





Certified Sustainability Manager Programme


Sustainability Fundamentals: Concepts, Principles and Values



Board/C-suite Training

Discounts available for UNGCMYB Participant Members for all courses.


  • [Online Webinar] Anti-Corruption and Good Governance in Asian Supply Chains
    [Online Webinar] Anti-Corruption and Good Governance in Asian Supply Chains
    Tue, 02 Jul
    02 Jul 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    02 Jul 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Learn more about business initiatives in Japan to drive integrity in supply chains, and how United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) provides legal certainties for businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions.
  • UN Global Compact Forward Faster Now – Asia & Oceania
    UN Global Compact Forward Faster Now – Asia & Oceania
    Mon, 05 Aug
    Kuala Lumpur
    05 Aug 2024, 9:00 am MYT – 06 Aug 2024, 4:30 pm MYT
    Kuala Lumpur, 1, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    05 Aug 2024, 9:00 am MYT – 06 Aug 2024, 4:30 pm MYT
    Kuala Lumpur, 1, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • GO ESG
    GO ESG
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    The GO ESG Summit is a platform to promote sustainable business practices and foster collaboration among business leaders and policymakers across the ASEAN/Malaysian region.
  • Young Executive Sustainability Summit (YESS)
    Young Executive Sustainability Summit (YESS)
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    The Young Executive Sustainability Summit focuses on sustainability issues from a diverse perspective targeted at young professionals who are working in SMEs or large organisations.
  • SME SDG Festival
    SME SDG Festival
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    Annual Flagship Event
    The SME SDG Festival is a forward-thinking and progressive SME event focusing on enabling Malaysian enterprises to rebuild better in the new operating landscape.
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