UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Programme 2020 for Young Leaders

UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Programme 2020 for Young Leaders

Deadline: May 21, 2020

Applications are open for the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Programme 2020. The Sustainable Development Goals lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future, representing an opportunity to shape a new era for responsible business.

As part of their Making Global Goals Local Business work, 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 their search for the 2020 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.

National SDG Pioneers

As part of the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Local Networks spanning all continents launched on February 17, 2020 a national search for professionals who are committed to achieving the Global Goals. Selected national-level Pioneers will be locally recognized and advance to the global round which will open on May 21, 2020.


  • Employees of companies participating in the UN Global Compact are welcome to submit their own stories describing their contributions towards sustainable development or nominate a colleague for consideration in the SDG Pioneers programme.


Interested candidates from companies headquartered in any of the countries listed below must submit their applications through the respective Local Network starting from February 17, 2020 before the global round opens.

CroatiaLebanonSouth AfricaUSA

For more information, visit UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers.