The Sustainable Development Goals lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future, representing an opportunity to shape a new era for responsible business. Each year the United Nations Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Global Goals through the implementation of the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
In the search for the 2022 cohort of SDG Pioneers, they encourage professionals working at any level of a UN Global Compact participating company who are leveraging a principles-based approach to set ambitious, scalable and impactful SDG targets to apply.
As part of the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Local Networks spanning all continents launched a national search for professionals who are committed to achieving the Global Goals.
Twenty one Global Compact Local Networks are hosting country-level SDG Pioneer campaigns in 2021-2022 to seek out professionals, who will compete in the global round of the 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers campaign. The winners of the country-level campaigns automatically participate in the global round representing their respective country.
The 2022 cohort of UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will be announced and celebrated in June 2022 at the Leaders Summit.The SDG Pioneers will receive visibility and be recognized for the outstanding work that they have done to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Professionals who are working at any level of a UN Global Compact company are eligible to apply or be nominated. To check whether an organization is a UN Global Compact company, please search the participant list online.
- For the 2022 cohort of SDG Pioneers, only companies who were participants of the UN Global Compact on 15 March 2022 and have submitted at least one Communication on Progress (CoP) are eligible to apply.
- The UN Global Compact reserves the right to remove the SDG Pioneer recognition if the company and/or individual is later deemed to be a reputational risk to the SDG Pioneer campaign and/or the UN Global Compact initiative.
For more information, visit https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers