UN Global Compact Academy

Applications for the 2024 SDG Pioneer program will open on April 3, 2024!

As part of the 2024 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 October 1, 2023 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 July 1, 2024. 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.

Apply now before May 15, 2024 and please contact Caitlin McGinnis at caitlin@globalcompactusa.org for any inquiries.

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