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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Meet Givitas: Network USA’s Collaboration Tool to Ask For and Give Help

What Is Givitas?

Global Compact Network USA has launched a new virtual forum on Givitas, a collaboration and networking tool. The Network is pleased to offer this additional resource for free to all of our participants to learn from each other on best practices and general guidance - providing a space for informal peer learning while we are still unable to meet in person.

Givitas is designed to make it fast and easy for you to ask for help from and to offer help and advice to others on topics related to corporate sustainability and implementing the Ten Principles and the SDGs.

How Can I Join?

Anyone from a participating company can sign up using their corporate email address. The first step is to create an account here. Click on ‘Sign Up for Free Now’, enter your information, and you will have successfully created your account.

How Can I Ask for Help?

Once your account is created, click on the ‘Ask For Help’ tab on the homepage. Click on ‘Submit’ to request help and ask whatever question you want answered (e.g. How can companies in thefood industry best contribute to SDG 6?). Another member of the community will answer your question in no time!

How Can I Offer Help?

Click on the ‘Give Help’ tab on the homepage. Here, you will see all the requests for help that people in the community have submitted. Answer as many requests for help as you like!

More information?

Global Compact Network USA organized a webinar to introduce the Givitas tool to members and teach them how to use the platform on March 2, 2021. A recording of the event can be found in our webinar library here.

For questions about the platform and to better understand how you can use it to maximize its value for your organization, please contact or

For technical support, please contact