Join the global search for change agents who are advancing the SDGs in their business from the bottom up.

Apply or nominate by October 23, 2020!

As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, the Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) is searching for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Through their own company or by mobilizing other businesses, SDG Pioneers help advance one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals while also contributing to business success.

The GCNUSA will award the 2020 Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneer at the local level. The selected individual will then have the opportunity to participate in the final search of global SDG Pioneers to be recognized during the 2020 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.

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