In 2020, the UN Global Compact will recognize a new class of SDG Pioneers who are setting ambitious SDG targets, scale and impact across their companies through a principles-based approach.

Global Compact Network Georgia welcomes the leadership of companies participating in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the programme and later on join them during the recognition.

“Leadership in the 2030 era requires change agents. Change agents don’t sit around waiting for the future to happen. They create it. They do not choose the path of least resistance. They stay the course, also when they are ridiculed or fought. In the end — they win. They have the future on their side” says Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

Employees of companies participating in the UN Global Compact are welcome to submit their own stories on contributions towards sustainable development or nominate a colleague for consideration in the programme before April 1, 2020.

About the SDG Pioneers Programme

As part of UN Global Compact Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year the initiative recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers — business leaders working at any level of a company, who are using business as a force for good to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Pioneers play an important role to drum up interest in the Global Goals and in how the UN Global Compact is empowering businesses to advance them. In 2020, the UN Global Compact will again recognize professionals working at any level in a participating company of the UN Global Compact who are setting ambitious SDG targets, scale and impact across their companies through a principles-based approach.

About Global Compact Network Georgia

Global Compact Network Georgia (GCNG) is a local network for the UN Global Compact. The Georgian Network was launched in 2016 with the aim to promote the UN Global Compact’sTen Principles in the field of human rights, labor rights, environment and anti-corruption among local businesses.

In 2018-2019, GCNG organized more than 150 workshops & events and was engaged with more than 300 companies in the country.