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Global Compact Network Canada Searches for Canadian Business Leaders Committed to Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Published 01-04-22

Submitted by Global Compact Network Canada

January 4, 2022 /CSRwire/ - As part of the 2022 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network Canada launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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.

The SDG Pioneer program aims to 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.

“Business has a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These exceptional professionals show exactly what can be done by businesses to make a difference that not only serves shareholders but also society at large. I hope they will also inspire others to join them in uniting in the business of a better world,” said Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact.

“The SDG pioneers are the change agents, who don’t sit around waiting for the future to happen. They create and lead the course to a sustainable future.”, said Ayman Chowdhury, Head of Secretariat of the Global Compact Network Canada. “The SDG Pioneer is the UN Global Compact's one of the flagship programs that recognize the leaders from the private sector for their exceptional contributions in achieving the SDGs through the implementation of the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.”

To apply for yourself or to nominate someone else, please visit SDG Pioneers - Global Compact Network Canada website. The application deadline is 31 January 2022.

About Global Compact Network Canada

Global Compact Network Canada is the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, an organization dedicated to catalyzing business action to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in Canada. Global Compact Network Canada and its many corporate and non-profit participants unify and build the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration.

To learn more about Global Compact Network Canada, visit our website and follow us on social media: @globalcompactCA

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The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative with over 10,000 signatories in 130 countries committing to ten universally accepted principles. The Global Compact Network Canada builds the capacity of the Canadian corporate sector to embrace sustainable business practices.

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