Global Compact Network Netherlands searches for professionals committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals .

As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Network Netherlands today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. After a professonal selection process, the winner will be recognized as the Global Compact Network Netherlands SDG Pioneer and can become a winner in the global search of SDG Pioneers. He or she will be recognized during the 2020 UN General Assembly in September in New York.

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.

Read more about the

SDG Pioneers program &

sign up!

Global Compact Network Netherlands welcomes the companies who take part in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the programme and later on to 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.

“With less than 4000 days to go we need more business effort on the SDG 2030 agenda. With the SDG Pioneers Programme we would like to put people in the spotlights who are making an impressive, innovative or disruptive impact on the SDGs. These business leaders have the opportunity to be formally recognized in the Netherlands and on the global UN level and meet SDG Pioneers from other countries who share their passion for sustainability in New York. I look forward to being inspired by leaders who are fully engaged to work for a sustainable future.”

– Linda van Beek, Executive Director GCNL

 

Professionals are also welcome to submit their own stories on contributions towards sustainable development or nominate a colleague for consideration in the programme before 15. April, 2020.

 

About the SDG Pioneers Program

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 Netherlands
Companies face unique challenges to work responsibly and have different opportunities to make a positive impact. The local networks of UN Global Compact Promote the sustainability of companies at the base level in more than 85 countries by making Global Goals Local Business. The local networks of UN Global Compact Promote the sustainability of companies at the base level in more than 85 countries by making Global Goals Local Business.

Global Compact Network The Netherlands strives to mobilise a local movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders with the aim of improving the lives of future generations.

Guided by the Ten Universal Principles and the 17 SDGs we support companies and stakeholders in understanding what responsible business means within a global and local context and provide guidance to translate sustainability commitments into action.

Global Compact Network Netherlands stimulates and facilitates the creation of local connections and catalyzes companies and stakeholders to achieve Agenda 2030.

 

Contact

Global Compact Network Netherlands
Elena Linkweiler
SDG Pioneer Manager
E-mail: linkweiler@gcnetherlands.nl