Nominations are open for the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Program 2021 for Young Leaders. Are you a business leader advancing sustainable development? Submit your sustainability story to be considered as a 2021 SDG Pioneer!
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and shape a new era for business. As part of their 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 the implementation of the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
- Professionals who are working at any level of a UN Global Compact Participant or Signatory company are eligible to apply or be nominated. To check whether an organization is a UN Global Compact Participant or Signatory company, please search the participant list online.
- For the 2021 cohort of SDG Pioneers, only companies who were participants of the UN Global Compact on 30 June 2020 and have submitted at least one Communication on Progress (CoP) are eligible to apply.
- You can nominate yourself or a colleague at your company, or someone you know from another UN Global Compact participating company. That individual will then be contacted to ensure their willingness to be considered and the accuracy of the submitted information.
- The 2021 cohort of UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will be announced and celebrated on 15 June 2021 at the Leaders Summit in New York. The SDG Pioneers will receive visibility and be recognized for the outstanding work that they have done to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
How to apply?
The nomination deadline is March 15, 2021. You can also nominate others. The 2021 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will be announced and celebrated in June 2021 at the Leaders Summit in New York.