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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In addition to events and webinars, Network USA supports members with a variety of programmatic opportunities to support member action in support of the Ten Principles and the achievement of the SDGs.

These opportunities currently include:

  • SDG Ambition: Our program that challenges and supports companies in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating integration of the 17 SDGs into core business management
  • Target Gender Equality: Our program that supports companies in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women’s representation and leadership, starting with the Board and Executive Management levels
  • Young SDG Innovators Program: Our program that teaches future business leaders and changemakers how to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives
  • Givitas: Our collaboration and networking tool for all of our participants to learn from each other on best practices and general guidance - providing a space for informal peer learning
  • SDG Pioneers: Our program to recognize exceptional leadership from individuals at participating organizations in support of the SDGs