2020 SDG Pioneers programme launches national application period

United Nations, United States of America

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 February 2020 — As part of its Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year the UN Global Compact recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders, who are using business as a force for good to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Pioneers play an important role in drawing attention to the SDGs and how responsible businesses can contribute to their achievement. 

As part of the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Local Networks spanning all continents will launch a national search for professionals who are committed to achieving the Global Goals on 17 February 2020. 

A global round starting in May 21st will culminate in the selection of global SDG Pioneers who will be recognized during the UN General Assembly high-level week in New York in September 2020.

The worldwide search for SDG Pioneers among companies participating in the UN Global Compact will build on national searches by 23 Global Compact Local Networks earlier this year, and each winner of a national round will automatically compete in the global round along with other candidates.

Join the conversation on social media using #SDGpioneers.

About the United Nations Global Compact

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact works with companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices. With more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 70 Local Networks, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world.

For more information, follow @globalcompact on social media and visit our website at https://www.unglobalcompact.org/.