UN Global Compact 2017 SDG Pioneers

Sep 22, 2017 11:05 AM ET

UN Global Compact 2017 SDG Pioneers

NEW YORK, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact recognized 10 SDG Pioneers – individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Six SDG Pioneers were recognized on stage during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 on 21 September at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The UN Global Compact received hundreds of nominations for the 2017 SDG Pioneers submissions, from which 10 finalists were selected by a Pioneers Selection Group, comprised of experts from the UN, academia, civil society and the private sector.

The 2017 SDG Pioneers are:
  • Charles Immanuel Akhimien, Co-founder, MOBicure Integrated Solutions (Nigeria)
  • Gustavo Perez Berlanga, CSR Senior VP, Restaurante Toks SA de CV (Mexico)
  • Tania Conte Cosentino, President, Schneider Electric Brasil Ltda (Brazil)
  • Teresa Jennings, Head of Rule of Law Development, LexisNexis/RELX Group Plc (U.S.A.)
  • Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director, Microsoft (Bangladesh)
  • Arthur Kay, Founder and Chairman, bio-bean (United Kingdom)
  • Patrick Pouyanné, CEO, Total (France)
  • Kaan Terzioglu, CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (Turkey)
  • Joseph Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, AID:Tech (United Kingdom)
  • Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation (Philippines)

Detailed biographies can be found here.

About the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks. www.unglobalcompact.org