The Initiating Partners of the Global Facility are the UNDP, UN Global Compact, and ICC. Together, they bring their unique access to global expertise on responsible business practices, economic recovery, green business transformation, and multi-hazard risk management. The strategic partners to the Global Facility - DHL, Microsoft, PwC, and potentially others -  with their unique capabilities as global players, are committed to support this transformational recovery.


The Global Facility will enable innovative partnerships at scale by harnessing the large networks of its three Initiating Partners:

  • UNDP has global coverage with 170 Country Offices and is the technical lead for the UN social and economic recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The ICC is the world business organization. It is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries with particular deep coverage of SMEs.

  • The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 12.000 companies in more than 160 countries joining forces to create a responsible and sustainable world.


The strategic partnership with DHL, Microsoft, and PwC will enable the Global Facility to engage and mobilize the private sector within a framework of development and recovery in an unprecedented diversity of contexts and scope of cooperation.


This is further supported by the leadership of the Finance Sector Hub and Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) from the UNDP side. The Global Facility will operationalize the UNDP’s extensive multi-hazard risk expertise, SDG Impact's investor maps and framing of development gaps as investment opportunities, as well as IICPSD's deep knowledge of private sector engagement at the country-level.


Initiating partners


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with its broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, UNDP helps nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and the planet.

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As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the mandate of the UN Global Compact is to guide and support the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 10,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 60 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the institutional representative of more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. ICC’s core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions, and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services. Our members include many of the world’s leading companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.


Strategic partners

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Deutsche Post DHL Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. It aspires to be the first choice for customers, employees, and investors worldwide. To this end, Deutsche Post DHL Group is focusing on growth in its profitable core logistics businesses and accelerating the digital transformation in all business divisions. The Group contributes to the world through sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship, and environmental activities.


Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with over 284,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory, and tax services.


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