Request for Proposals - Pear Learning Group Programme

Request for Proposals - Pear Learning Group Programme

The UN Global Impact has launched its Pear Learning Group programme.

Grappling with complex issues in an ever-changing sustainability landscape under mounting pressure from consumers and shareholders, sustainability professionals across the globe are looking for opportunities to connect with their peers for insights and knowledge sharing.

Peer Learning Groups at the UN Global Compact create a safe space for companies to share their best practices and challenges on critical sustainability issues with like-minded professionals, while gaining access to industry experts and unique networking opportunities.

Run in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks, Peer Learning Groups in 2023 will focus on four priority issue tracks — climate action, gender equality, labour and human rights, and SMEs — with the goal of moving companies forward in taking ambitious action on these issues.


  • Build a community, network and support system of sustainability professionals and industry experts.

  • Share knowledge and insights about your company’s sustainability challenges and solutions.

  • Identify trends on emerging sustainability innovations.

  • Enter a safe space for challenging and courageous conversations, facilitated by the UN Global Compact.

  • Advance your company’s sustainability journey.

    The Learning Experience

  • Peer Learning Groups in 2023 will focus on four priority issue tracks: climate action, gender equality, labour and human rights, and SMEs. Companies may choose to participate in a minimum of 1 and a maximum of
    4 priority issue tracks.

  • Each issue track encompasses 4-6 sessions annually. Sessions take place virtually, are facilitated by UN Global Compact staff, and bring together 20-60 participants from different industries and sectors in your region.

  • Leading up to each session, participants receive materials from the UN Global Compact to help them prepare. During the session, participants learn through case studies, breakout sessions, and discussion forms.

    Sample Session Topics

    Climate Action

  • Mitigation.

  • Adaptation.

  • Just Transition.

  • Climate Action in the Supply Chain.

    Gender Equality

  • Women in Leadership.

  • Equal Pay.

  • Male Allies for Change.

  • Gender-Responsive Procurement.

    Labour and Human Rights

  • Occupational Health and Safety.

  • Discrimination.

  • Child and Forced Labour.

  • Freedom of Association.


  • Business Case for Sustainability.

  • Human Rights.

  • Labour Rights.

  • Environment.

  • Anti-Corruption.

    Eligibility Criteria

    To participate in UN Global Compact Peer Learning Groups, companies are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a participant of the UN Global Compact in good standing.

  • Currently engaged with a Global Compact Local Network in your country or willing to join.

  • Able to appoint two representatives that can commit to joining 4 to 6 sessions annually.

  • Willing to candidly share, learn, and engage with peers. Active participation and active listening are key to peer-to-peer learning.

  • Companies of all sizes and levels of advancement are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Request for Proposals - Pear Learning Group Programme

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