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United Nations Global Compact recognizes ten business leaders for championing the SDGs

24.09.2018 Share

At its 2018 Leaders Summit, the United Nations Global Compact recognized ten new SDG Pioneers — business leaders from around the world who are championing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their companies and inspiring others to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This year’s ten SDG Pioneers were chosen from over 150 nominations from more than 50 countries. The selection criteria included the individuals' commitment to embedding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into their companies' core strategies and their efforts to advance the SDGs, as well as their engagement with the UN Global Compact and its Local Networks.

“These ten outstanding individuals are demonstrating how business can unlock economic, social and environmental gains for the world by advancing the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. “Showcasing the pioneering actions and progress of these leaders will help mobilize others in this exciting movement to create the world we all want.”

The 2018 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers are:
  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited, Singapore
  • Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO, SUEZ, France
  • Khalil Daoud, Chairman & Managing Director, LibanPost SAL, Lebanon
  • Hanaa Helmy, CEO, EFG Hermes Foundation, Egypt
  • Alice Laugher, CEO, Committed To Good, United Arab Emirates
  • Emmanuel Lulin, Chief Ethics Officer, L'Oréal, France
  • Danielle Pieroni, Chief Operating Officer, Foxtime Recursos Humanos, Brazil
  • Teressa Szelest, President, Market & Business Development North America, BASF SE, Germany
  • Martha Tilaar, Founder & President Commissioner, PT. Martina Berto Tbk, Martha Tilaar Group, Indonesia
  • Greg Welsh, Director, Winya Indigenous Furniture, Australia

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