On September 25, in New York City the United Nations Global Compact announced ten SDG Pioneers — young business leaders who are doing an exceptionaljob to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) locally.

For the first time Georgia was presented in the competition – Maya Kobalia – Head of the Environmental and Social Division of the financial inclusion organization Crystal, who has won the SDG pioneer award at the annual CSR Award Ceremony organized by GCNG in Tbilisi.

Maya, as a local winner has been awarded with a special trophy.

To support the Georgian contestant, the President of Georgia – Salome Zurabishvili and the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN – Kakha Imnadze were attended the Award Ceremony as well.