The Swiss Network strives to generate added value for its participants through activities in a small and confidential setting. Events are dedicated first and foremost to existing network members, however, the Swiss Local Network opens up particular events to non-members if considered useful for a fruitful discussion.
In its initial phase, the Swiss Network plans to organize four events per year (3+1), namely three regular events and one larger event which incorporates the General Assembly of the UN Global Compact Network Switzerland. The three regular events are "internal events", thus they are dedicated to members of the Swiss Local Network. The last event in the year will be a larger event, incorporating the General Assembly of Swiss Network and may also involve participants that are not (yet) members of the Network.
The format of regular events will be workshops or thematic debates on one topic relevant to the four dimensions (Human Rights, Labour, Environment, Anti-Corruption) of the Global Compact. Events will be organized in a multi-stakeholder setting and whenever possible in cooperation with academia.
As long term goal, the Swiss network strives to generate a certain "membership-drive", thus to engage with the broader membership listed as signatories at the Global Compact Office in New York. In order to engage beyond "regular" participants of the network, the network aims at organizing different events for different needs such as MNEs vs SME workshops. Suggestions on topics and feeback from companies are most welcome.