The search has begun for professionals committed to advancing the SDGs.

Become the UN Global Compact SDG Pioneer of the year.

The Hague, 1 December 2021 — As part of the 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers programme, Global Compact Network Netherlands today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On the first of March 2022, our Network will recognize an employee of a participating company as the Global Compact Network Netherlands SDG Pioneer. The selected Local Pioneer will then have the opportunity to participate in the final search of Global SDG Pioneers to be recognized during the 2022 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit.

In 2022, the UN Global Compact will recognize a new class of Global SDG Pioneers who are setting ambitious SDG targets, scale and impact across their companies through a principles-based approach.

Global Compact Network Netherlands 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.

“The global challenges are visible more than ever before: the global temperature is rising to fast; child labor increased as a result of COVID-19; there is a growing gender pay gap. Commitment of corporate professionals is crucial to tackle these challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals can provide them guidance. We are looking for Professionals who work on tackling global challenges in an innovative and unique way. This year, for the third time, Global Compact Network Netherlands will offer professionals the opportunity to become SDG Pioneer of the Year. An honorable title that can provide inspiration for other professionals. By working together, we can change the future.”

– Linda van Beek, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Netherlands

Employees of companies participating in the UN Global Compact are welcome to submit their own application on contributions towards sustainable development or nominate a colleague inviting them to submit an application for consideration in the programme before 31 January 2022.


About the SDG Pioneers Programme

Each year the UN Global Compact 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 2022, 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

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

Guided by the Ten 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

Marco Swan

Program Manager

Tel: +31 6 51146829



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