Corporate Sustainability Peer Learning Group

Applications for the 2024 SDG Pioneer program are now open!

Each year, we celebrate the remarkable efforts of business professionals who are driving positive change by advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embodying the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. These individuals, known as SDG Pioneers, play a crucial role in inspiring action and showcasing the power of business to create a sustainable future for all.

As part of the 2024 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, UN Global Compact Network USA is searching for individuals who exemplify dedication, innovation, and leadership in advancing the SDGs.

The UN Global Compact Network USA will award two 2024 Global Compact Network USA 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 October 1, 2023 to be eligible for this opportunity. The selected individuals will then have the opportunity to participate in the final search of Global SDG Pioneers and to be recognized during the 2024 UN General Assembly in September in New York.

Apply now before May 15, 2024 and please contact Caitlin McGinnis at for any inquiries. For additional information, visit

Program Overview

The Corporate Sustainability Peer Learning Group (PLG) offers a unique collaborative space for professionals and practitioners across various industries to delve into critical subjects like corporate sustainability regulation and reporting, as well as strategies for navigating environmental and social sustainability challenges. By engaging in dialogue with peers from the American private sector, UN representatives, and other experts in the space, participants of this PLG will learn about practical tools and invaluable insights to foster positive change within their organizations. Limited to 10 companies, with two representatives per company, participation in this PLG will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants in this PLG are expected to attend all five sessions. We recommend companies to apply to join this PLG at their earliest convenience and no later than May 28, 2024.

Sessions Overview

1. Navigating & Exploring the Current Regulatory Environment (June 4, 2024)

This session will provide a comprehensive examination of the current regulatory landscape governing corporate sustainability practices. By offering insights into relevant regulations, their influence on business operations, and the challenges companies face in compliance, this session aims to equip participants with a nuanced understanding of navigating regulatory complexities in the corporate sustainability domain.

2. Environment: Navigating Environmental Sustainability in Business (July 9, 2024)

Focusing on environmental sustainability, this session will explore key regulatory aspects shaping business practices. From supply chain management to renewable energy adoption, sustainable product design, and climate resilience planning, participants will gain insights into regulatory incentives and mandates driving environmental sustainability initiatives within organizations.

3. Labor & Human Rights: Social Sustainability (August 13, 2024)

Centered on social sustainability, this session will delve into regulations governing labor standards, human rights, and community engagement. By examining topics such as employee well-being, diversity, equity, inclusion, and living wages, participants will gain an understanding of how regulatory compliance fosters a socially responsible corporate culture and strengthens relationships with stakeholders.

4. Anti-Corruption: Governance Strategies for Sustainable Businesses (September 10, 2024)

Addressing governance strategies for sustainable businesses, this session will highlight the role of regulatory expectations in shaping ethical leadership, decision-making processes, and board governance structures. By emphasizing the importance of regulatory compliance in combating corruption and promoting transparency, participants will gain insights into fostering sustainable governance practices within organizations.

5. Enhancing Transparency through Reporting (October 15, 2024)

Focusing on transparency and reporting in corporate sustainability, this session will examine various reporting frameworks and the regulatory requirements driving them. By exploring the impact of regulatory changes on reporting practices, participants will gain an understanding of selecting relevant sustainability metrics, addressing compliance challenges, and the pivotal role of regulatory bodies in shaping transparent reporting practices for sustainable businesses.


Applications Open: April 22, 2024

Application Deadline: May 20, 2024

Please note that admissions are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and applications will close as soon as spots are filled, so we encourage companies to apply early.