SDG Pioneers 2019

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and will shape a new era for business. As part of our 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 a principles-based approach.

In the spirit of giving young people a seat at the table to build a sustainable future, in 2019, the UN Global Compact will focus the search for SDG Pioneers to young professionals aged 35 and under.

Seventeen Global Compact Local Networks are hosting country-level SDG Pioneers programmes this year to seek out young professionals locally who will then compete in a global round. The country-level programmes will take place from February to May 2019

The winner of the Local Round Egypt will be known in early May and will receive the title: “2019 Global Compact Network Egypt SDG Pioneer”.

The 2019 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will then be announced and recognized during the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74) in New York this September.

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Are you a young professional (35 and under) using business as a force for good to advance the Sustainable Development Goals? Submit your sustainability story for a chance to be a 2019 SDG Pioneer. The Local Submissions open on the 15th February 2019. Global round opens May 2019.

Click Here for submissions. Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions or contact info@gcnetworkegypt.org

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In 2018, over 150 nominations were received from over 50 countries, from which ten finalists were selected by the SDG Pioneers Selection Group, exemplifying how business can be a force for good in addressing the challenges we face as a global society.

An SDG Pioneers Selection Group, comprised of representatives of the Board and Expert Networks of the UN Global Compact, the Global Compact Network Council, academia, UN Private Sector Focal Points and previous SDG Pioneers. The Selection Group voted on the nominees based on a set of criteria, including the individuals’ commitment to embedding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into their companies’ core strategies and advancing the Global Goals, as well as their engagement with the UN Global Compact and its Local Networks.

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Only applications from individuals working for UN Global Compact participating companies — Participants or Signatories that have submitted at least one Communication on Progress and were participants of the UN Global Compact before 30 September 2018 — are eligible to apply for the 2019 SDG Pioneers programme. The winner of each country’s Local Round will receive the title “2019 Global Compact Network Egypt SDG Pioneer”.

The COP report is due to be handed in latest before submitting a nomination. Earlier handing in of COP reports are always an option.Young Professionals (35 and under) working at any level of a company participating in the UN Global Compact are eligible to apply or be nominated. To check whether an organization is a Participant or Signatory of the UN Global Compact, please search this online database. If a company has not yet selected an engagement tier, they can do so here.

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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets represent a bold new path to end extreme poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and address climate change by 2030 — ensuring that no one is left behind.

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