Providing support, guidance, and expertise.


The Sustainability Hub hosts the secretariat for the UN Global Compact Network UK. The UNGC Network UK was launched by local businesses in June 2003, and has since grown and evolved in significant ways. In 2006, the Network moved from informal governance to a fee-paying model led by a Chair with support from a Steering Committee, working groups, and a professional Secretariat. In 2013, after continuous membership growth, the Network became an independent legal entity. The UK Network’s 80+ members include a mix of large, medium and smaller UK businesses along with civil society organizations, universities, and professional associations. The Network also has strategic partnerships with the UK government, the Trade Unions Congress (TUC), the UN Association UK and many other organizations. An example of the services we provide:

Focal Point

Act as liaison between the UN Global Compact (UNGC) office and UK-based GC signatories;
Lead the relationships between the UK Network and other UN Global Compact Local Networks around the world;
Represent the UK Network at UNGC events, such as: the Annual Local Networks Forum, European Networks Meeting, and UNGC working groups;
Represent the UK Network in dealings with the UK government and other stakeholders.


Support the Network Chair, Advisory Group and Working Groups by organising and participating in governance meetings and producing briefings as required;
Respond to inquiries from Network members and assist them with their dealings with UNGC HQ and sustainability related issues generally;
Respond to inquiries from external stakeholders;
Lead on recruiting new participants, including identify and engaging targets;
Ensure compliance with statutory requirements of Companies House, the Charity Commission and HMRC;
Organise Network Events, including: choosing themes, securing speakers and venues, managing attendance, and ensuring appropriate follow-up;
Support Network Participants’ efforts to comply with the UNGC’s reporting requirement, the Communication on Progress (COP). This may include organising COP Peer Reviews, training workshops, or other activities as appropriate.


Maintain financial accounts for the Network;
Raise invoices for Network participation fees and follow up with members to ensure timely payment;
Produce regular reports on Network finances for the Chairperson and Advisory Group.


Secure and oversee domain registrations and website/email hosting services;
Produce a monthly Network newsletter;
Maintain the Network website with regular updates;
Maintain the Network Twitter and LinkedIn accounts with regular updates.


The Sustainability Hub is a boutique consultancy that provides expert strategic advice, professional program implimentation, and cost-effective administrative services to help sustainability initiatives achieve their goals.

Our Team

Stephen Kenzie

Stephen Kenzie

Managing Director

    Stephen studied business at the University of British Columbia before accepting a Junior Executive role at the Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s largest retailer at that time. After successful stints in both customer facing and head office positions, his entrepreneurial instincts prevailed and he went into business for himself. An early example of a social enterprise, Cheapskates Quality Sporting Goods used a successful retail venture as a platform to promote youth employment and sustainable transportation and campaign for improved public recreation facilities.
    In 2005, Stephen graduated from Imperial College’s highly regarded MSc in Environmental Technology programme, completing the Business and the Environment specialisation with distinction. In addition to a core programme on environmental topics, the course explored the interface of business, government, and the environment, with particular emphasis on sustainable development. His dissertation explored Corporate Responsibility and its applicability to smaller companies and government’s role in promoting it.
    Stephen joined the Prince of Wales' International Business Leaders' Forum (IBLF) in May 2006 and contributed to a very wide range of projects including: developing a sustainable operating plan for an Ethiopian computer refurbishment and de-manufacturing centre; launching responsible business networks in Sudan and Tanzania; organising a series of business roundtables in Africa to address challenges and opportunities around water public policy; providing content and editing support for IBLF publications on business and human rights, inclusive business, and social enterprise; supporting IBLF’s role as a partner in the Business Call to Action initiative; and, internet based qualitative research examining the implications of global warming and climate change mitigation policy options for the Tourism industry. He also led on IBLF’s work establishing responsible business networks around the world and IBLF projects promoting collective action to address water security challenges.
    Stephen currently manages the UN Global Compact Network secretariat, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate responsibility framework. Stephen believes that if corporations are going to be defined in law as persons, then they should be good citizens that care about their neighbours and their communities. With years of experience leading a small business, Stephen has excellent business acumen and a keen eye for opportunities. He has a knack for making connections between people, but also for seeing connections between ideas. He is a graduate of the Partnership Broker’s Accreditation Scheme and has extensive experience in cross-sector collaboration.

    Benafsha Charlick-Delgado

    Benafsha Charlick-Delgado

    Programme Manager

      Benafsha is a Programme Coordinator at the Global Compact Network UK where she organises the events on human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. in 2015, she worked part-time at Aviva plc, where she has drafted their strategy on how to implement the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Previously, she worked for OFGEM, the International Business Leaders Forum and the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC) where she assisted in coordinating and submitting bids for potential MDAC donors. She has a BA in American Studies from Kings College London and an MA in Human Rights from University College London. She speaks fluent Farsi and Spanish, and basic Russian.



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