The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and will shape a new era for business. As part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year, the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Global Goals through a principles-based approach.
In the spirit of giving young people a seat at the table to build a sustainable future, in 2019, the UN Global Compact will focus the search for SDG Pioneers to young professionals aged 35 and under.
Seventeen Global Compact Local Networks are hosting country-level SDG Pioneers programmes this year to seek out young professionals locally who will then compete in a global round. The country-level programmes will take place from February to May 2019.
The 2019 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will then be announced and recognized during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) in New York this September.
List of 2019 country-level SDG Pioneers programmes*:
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*If you are a young professional working in these countries, you will only be eligible to apply for the 2019 SDG Pioneers programme by applying through our Local Networks.
SDG Pioneers are paving the way to the future we all want
Are you a young professional (35 and under) using business as a force for good to advance the Sustainable Development Goals? Submit your sustainability story for a chance to be a 2019 SDG Pioneer. Global round opens May 2019.