The Application for the 2023 SDG Pioneer program closed May 3, 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.

Each year the UN Global Compact recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders working at any level of their company who are using business as a force for good to advance the 17 SDGs. Through their own company or by mobilizing other businesses, they are helping to reach one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while also contributing to business success.

The UN Global Compact Network USA will award two 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 1 October 2022 to be eligible for this opportunity.

The UN Global Compact Network USA will award the two 2023 Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneers at the local level, announced 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 UN Global Compact Library is a robust resource covering a large variety of business topics as they relate to the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals. Highlighted guidance from the library can be found in our Selected Publications section. Highlighted tools are listed below.

Highlighted UN Global Compact tools:

  • SDG Action Manager: A tool to provide all types of businesses with an opportunity to learn about, manage, and directly improve their sustainability performance.
  • Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool: A business-driven tool designed to help companies from around the world assess gender equality performance across the workforce, marketplace, and community.
  • Water Stewardship Toolbox: A toolbox to connect your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests.
  • Science-Based Targets Initiative Tool: An integrated climate target-setting tool for companies looking to align with United Nations 1.5C emission reduction pathway.
  • Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement: A tool to enable companies, procurement professionals and suppliers to develop a common understanding on how to advance decent work through purchasing decisions and scaling up efforts to improve lives around the globe.