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 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