Network USA Opportunities

Apply or nominate by May 15, 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.
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. Please note that companies must have submitted at least 1 CoP and be a signatory since 1 October 2022 to be eligible for this program.

This year, the UN Global Compact Network USA will award two SDG Pioneers. One to represent Small & Medium-sized Enterprise (<250 employees), and one to represent Large National & Multi National Companies.

UN Global Compact Network USA will award the two 2023 Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneers at the local level 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.

The application will be made public in April 2023.

In addition to events and webinars, Network USA runs a variety of accelerators to support member action in support of the Ten Principles and the achievement of the SDGs.

Network USA currently runs following accelerators:

  • Climate Ambition Accelerator: The CAA program equips companies with the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate progress towards setting science-based emissions reduction targets aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway, putting them on a path towards net-zero emissions by 2050.
  • SDG Ambition: This accelerator challenges and supports companies in setting ambitious corporate targets and accelerating the integration of the 17 SDGs into core business management.
  • Target Gender Equality: This accelerator supports companies in setting and reaching ambitious corporate targets for women's representation and leadership, starting with the Board and Executive Management levels.
  • SDG Innovation Program: Our accelerator 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
  • SDG Pioneers: Our accelerator to recognize exceptional leadership from individuals at participating organizations in support of the SDGs