Join the global search for change agents who are advancing the SDGs in their business from the bottom up.
The Application for the 2023 SDG Pioneer program closed May 3, 2023! As part of the 2023 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, UN Global Compact Network USA is searching for professionals to recognize who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Each year the UN Global Compact recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders working at any level of their company who are using business as a force for good to advance the 17 SDGs. Through their own company or by mobilizing other businesses, they are helping to reach one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while also contributing to business success. The UN Global Compact Network USA will award two SDG Pioneers this year. One to represent Small & Medium-sized enterprises (<250 employees), and one to represent Large National & Multi-National Companies. Please note that companies must have submitted at least 1 CoP and be a signatory since 1 October 2022 to be eligible for this opportunity. The UN Global Compact Network USA will award the two2023 Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneers at the local level, announced on June 30, 2023. The selected individuals will then have the opportunity to participate in the final search of global SDG Pioneers to be recognized during the 2023 UN General Assembly in September in New York.
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Action Platforms are time-bound multilateral working groups made up of UN Global Compact participating companies, Global Compact Local Networks, academia, civil society, Government, and the United Nations to solve complex sustainability challenges and to innovate around the Global Goals. They are the process through which the UN Global Compact develops its thought leadership and resources and enables participating companies to shape the definition of leadership, engage with stakeholders, and utilize the unique assets of the UN Global Compact. Companies can apply to join an Action Platform on their UN Global Compact Dashboard.
Current Action Platforms
Reporting on the SDGs: Enhancing and mainstreaming corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Finance: Unlocking private capital and creating a market for mainstream SDG investments