The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has launched a ‘pioneers programme’ to accelerate grassroots leadership on the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According a recent post in Edie.net the programme is part of a wider SDG action plan, designed to assist the UNGC’s 80-plus local networks in developing and executing SDG implementation strategies, linking them where possible to national plans of action. UNGC is looking to celebrate local leaders and change-makers who can demonstrate that businesses can be successful while contributing to sustainable development. The most inspiring pioneers will be recognised at the forthcoming UNGC 2016 Leaders Summit in New York this June, and will enter into a year-long programme to further develop their ambition and potential.
This is part of the Un efforts to drive real actions that will promote and materialise the Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted on September 25th 2015. 193 countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the achievement of the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you. Un has also provided a list of actions named “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World”.