Meet the 2016 Global Compact Local SDG Pioneers

Giving local leaders a global stage to inspire action on the SDGs
Jul 20, 2016 9:05 AM ET

To inspire business women and men around the world, the UN Global Compact recently honoured ten Local SDG Pioneers the UN GLobal Compact Leaders Summit.

Launched in 2016 as part of the UN Global Compact’s Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, the Local SDG Pioneers programme seeks out individuals who are demonstrating how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can enable business to unlock economic, social, and environmental gains for the world. Over 600 nominations were received from 100 countries between February and April 2016.

The Pioneers are made up of entrepreneurs who are championing sustainability through their business models and change makers who are mobilizing the business community broadly to take action in support of the SDGs. A Pioneers Selection Group, comprised of experts from the UN, academia, civil society and the private sector, ranked the nominees based on a set of criteria, resulting in the ten 2016 Global Compact Local SDG Pioneers. Learn more.