Message from the President

The UN Global Compact Network Malaysia is a platform for business to partner with the UN and stakeholders to deliver sustainability. Our members are committed to both learning and sharing. We take local action to achieve global outcomes. Join us to shape the Future We Want.
The business case for sustainability is clear. Strategic leaders are mapping their environmental and social impacts to better understand and manage risk and reward. Sustainable businesses achieve better growth, save costs and reinforce their brands. Investing in responsibility strengthens trust and makes reputations credible – leading to resilience, profits and continuity for shareholders, stakeholders and society.
Malaysian companies are poised to lead as the world transitions to appreciate the true cost and value of the Environment and Community to successful business. GCMY is the platform to show that sustainability is in your corporate DNA. Use our tools to measure your CSR, and use our channels to project your achievements for national and global goals. Join the UN community and contribute to sustainable development.

Puvan was a UN Special Mandate Holder on Business and Human Rights for four years, appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. He was also Head of Food & Agriculture at the UN Global Compact Office in New York, working closely with FAO in Rome, before becoming Head of the International Trade Centre’s New York Office (a joint agency of the UN and World Trade Organisation).


Before joining the UN, Puvan formed and led the Group Sustainability Department at Sime Darby as its first Chief Sustainability Officer. This was also Malaysia’s first ever CSO appointment, and Puvan was deeply involved in shaping the landscape for Corporate Sustainability in Malaysia as President of the Business Council for Sustainability and Responsibility, the national chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.


An Architect by profession, Puvan holds an MBA and a DBA in Corporate Strategy and Sustainability.