UN Global Compact Leaders Summit recognises 10 pioneers working toward Sustainable Development Goals

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1 July 2016

2016 Local SDG Pioneers

Author: UN Global Compact

A part of the UN Global Compact’s Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, the Local SDG Pioneers programme seeks out individuals who are demonstrating how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can enable business to unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world.

Pioneers

Kerry Adler
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer,
SkyPower Global
Canada

Zubaida Bai
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
ayzh
India
Farzana Chowdhury
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer,
Green Delta Insurance Company Limited
Bangladesh
Sonia Consiglio Favaretto
Press and Sustainability Managing Director,
BM&FBOVESPA S.A.
Brazil
Xiaohui Liang
Chief Researcher, Office for Social Responsibility,
China National Textile & Apparel Council
China

Patrick Ngowi
Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Helvetic Group
Tanzania

Claus Stig Pedersen
Head of Corporate Sustainability,
Novozymes
Denmark

Ulisses Sabará
President,
Beraca 
Brazil

Dina Sherif
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder,
Ahead of the Curve
Egypt
Ulysses Smith
Attorney,
Linklaters LLP
USA

 

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1 July 2016

Our Journey to 2030 Is Underway

Author: Lise Kingo, Executive Director of UN Global Compact, on Huffington Post (USA)

Last week,...at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit...[we] started our journey to 2030, by charting our way towards a world free from poverty, inequality, hunger, conflict and diminishing resources - in short, a world that leaves no one behind... [Over] 1,200 people joined us... [at the Summit] to explore and act on business opportunities that will reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)... 

We were further inspired by the first-ever class of ten Local SDG Pioneers honoured at the Leaders Summit. These individuals lead with action by championing sustainability through their business models... 

During the Summit, we mapped out the work the UN Global Compact will be leading with partners and stakeholders in every quarter to Make Global Goals Local Business... The next step in this journey will be the United Nations Private Sector Forumon 19 September 2016...

But today, this is my message to you: we need an energetic and positive approach to reaching the SDGs... We need to stop focusing on risks, and instead find the opportunities that lie behind the global goals.

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