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Fresno State and the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.  The UN Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. 

California State University, Fresno supports the ten principles of the Global Compact with respect to human rights, labor rights, the protection of the environment, and anti-corruption. With this commitment, we express our intent to support and advance those principles.

To make this happen, Fresno State commits to making the Global Compact, the ten principles, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) part of our strategy, culture, day-to-day teaching, research, and service to our local and global community. Some of the ways we plan to participate and engage in the UN Global Compact and advance its goals include:

  • Conducting and disseminating faculty and student-led applied research and
    thought leadership to advance best practices on the principles and SDGs
  • Promoting the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and SDGs and educating a
    variety of audiences about the SDGs through community presentations,
    projects, and curricular revisions/modifications
  • Reviewing and revising our own practices to model sustainable business

For more information about the UN Global Compact visit:

Steering Committee Members: 

Chair: Julie Olson-Buchanan - Craig School of Business

Aric Mine - College of Science and Mathematics

Bhupinder Singh - College of Health and Human Services

Fariborz Tehrani - Lyles College of Engineering

Gretchen Higginbottom - Library 

Harry Xia - Craig School of Business

Nancy Van Leuven - College of Arts and Humanities

Nataliia Kasianenko - College of Social Science 

Patricia Lopez - Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Sue Shaw - Administration and Finance

Susan Pheasant - Jordan College of Agricultrual Sciences and Technology - CATI Research

Jason Vang - ASI Sustainability Senator