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Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Pioneers

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Each year the UN Global Compact recognizes a class of SDG Pioneers – future business leaders working at any level of the company who are using business as a force for good to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG Pioneers play an important role in Global Compact’s efforts to mainstream the Global Goals in businesses around the world.

SDG Pioneers are individuals who are doing an exceptional job of taking action on sustainable development issues through their own company or by mobilizing other businesses to do so. SDG Pioneers must be actively helping to reach one or more of the Global Goals while also contributing to business success.

In 2019 the SDG Pioneers was to be found among young professionals from Global Compact companies who have done an exceptional job contributing to the Global Coals. Global Compact Network Denmark ran our own local campaign identifying the 2019 Danish SDG Pioneer. The winner of the title was selected by an expert panel of influential sustainability voices from the Danish private sector.

The 2019 winner was Charlotte Sølling from Danish pension fund MP Pension. You can learn more about Charlotte and her work in our Impact Stories campaign.


2020/2021 SDG Pioneers campaign

Due to the corona pandemic, the 2020 campaign has been postponed and will begin in October 2020. Global Compact Network Denmark will not organize a local campaign this year but encourage our members to participate in the global campaign, which kicks off in January 2021. Please note that this year’s application round will NOT be exclusively for young people as last year’s.

This page will be continuously updated with the latest news.

Application & Selection Process

Learn how you can apply to become the next SDG Pioneer and how the SDG Pioneers are selected

SDG Pioneers 2019

Learn more about the 2019 campaign

Portrætbillede af Jeanette Dehliz

Joachim Marc Christensen

Network Manager, Kommunikation og presse, Klima & miljø