UN Global Compact-SDG Pioneers 2022


Nominations are open for the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers Program 2022 for Young Leaders. Are you a business leader advancing sustainable development? Submit your sustainability story to be considered as a 2022 SDG Pioneer!

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and shape a new era for business. As part of their 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 the implementation of the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

UN Global Compact SDGs
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.


  • Professionals who are working at any level of a UN Global Compact Participant or Signatory company are eligible to apply or be nominated. To check whether an organization is a UN Global Compact Participant or Signatory company, please search the participant list online.
  • For the 2021 cohort of SDG Pioneers, only companies who were participants of the UN Global Compact on 30 June 2020 and have submitted at least one Communication on Progress (CoP) are eligible to apply.
  • You can nominate yourself or a colleague at your company, or someone you know from another UN Global Compact participating company. That individual will then be contacted to ensure their willingness to be considered and the accuracy of the submitted information.


The 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers will be announced and celebrated in June 2022 at the Leaders Summit in New York. The SDG Pioneers will receive visibility and be recognized for the outstanding work that they have done to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

National Rounds SDG Pioneers submission is now open 

As part of the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Local Networks spanning all continents launched a national search for professionals who are committed to achieving the Global Goals.

Interested candidates from companies headquartered in any of the countries listed below must submit their applications through the respective Local Network. 

NetherlandsSouth AfricaPakistan
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Selected national-level Pioneers will be locally recognized and advance directly to the global round which has opened on 14 January 2022. Only company representatives from countries not listed above can apply through the Global Round by 15 March 2022.

For more information read the FAQs and visit the official website.

Mark Griffith

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