UN Global Compact Academy

Applications for the 2024 SDG Pioneer program are now open!

Each year, we celebrate the remarkable efforts of business professionals who are driving positive change by advancing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and embodying the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. These individuals, known as SDG Pioneers, play a crucial role in inspiring action and showcasing the power of business to create a sustainable future for all.

As part of the 2024 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, UN Global Compact Network USA is searching for individuals who exemplify dedication, innovation, and leadership in advancing the SDGs.

The UN Global Compact Network USA will award two 2024 Global Compact Network USA 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 October 1, 2023 to be eligible for this opportunity. The selected individuals will then have the opportunity to participate in the final search of Global SDG Pioneers and to be recognized during the 2024 UN General Assembly in September in New York.

Apply now before May 15, 2024 and please contact Caitlin McGinnis at caitlin@globalcompactusa.org for any inquiries. For additional information, visit https://unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers/.

The UN Global Compact Academy is designed to provide Participating companies of the UN Global Compact with the knowledge and skills they need to meet their sustainability objectives and achieve long-term growth by contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Academy enables users to enhance their knowledge and capabilities with learning opportunities available regardless of corporate function or where a company is on their sustainability journey.

Access to the UN Global Compact Academy is limited to companies committed to the UN Global Compact at the Participant engagement tier. For Participant-level companies, access is open to all employees.

UN Global Compact Academy content

  • Virtual Sessions: Expert-led and interactive how-to sessions designed to help companies align their business strategy with the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the Global Goals.
  • E-Learning Courses: E-learning tools and resources will help participants learn key sustainability concepts anytime, anywhere.
  • Influencer Series: Learn from prominent leaders from the United Nations and companies shaping the sustainability agenda.
  • Online Community: An online platform that provides access to a global community of like-minded professionals