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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and will shape a new era for business. As part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers– business leaders who are doing an exceptional job of taking action to advance the Global Goals.

The search is now on for the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers!

We are calling on 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.

A multi-stakeholder External Selection Group comprised of representatives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors will vote on the short-listed nominees and identify up to ten SDGPioneers.

The SDG Pioneers will be announced and celebrated at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit on 21 September 2017 in New York. They will receive visibility and recognition throughout the year for their efforts and achievements in advancing the SDGs.

Submission deadline is 26 May 2017.

            Panelists at the Business Forum                                                                   Delegates at the Business forum

November 30, 2016: Global Compact Network Kenya participated in the 2nd High Level Meeting themed Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation at KICC, the network co-hosted a business forum dubbed Advancing Anti-Corruption Collective Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda –The role of Business. The panel Moderated by Chief of Africa Olajobi Makinwa, consisting of the Network Representative, Phyllis Wakiaga, Nicholas Mulila, Safaricom Director Risk Management, Edward Mungai CEO, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre explored the role of the private sector in the fight against corruption and importance of collective action when dealing with corruption



Global Compact members & Siemens Integrity initiative Anti-corruption Advisory Committee meetings

September 1, 2016: Global Compact Kenya convened a half-day workshop for members on Anti-corruption collective action as a means to foster cooperation between various stakeholders to jointly counter corruption. The meeting was attended by fifty participants drawn from the business community, civil society and government who deliberated on a number of issues touching on major challenges, opportunities and enablers that can facilitate effective collective action initiatives. Participants prioritized a number of interventions they would like to pursue jointly to fight corruption such as ensuring full compliance to the Code of Ethics, lobbying for the Bribery Bill, self and peer audits of compliance frameworks among others.