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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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.