UN Global Compact’s Young SDG Innovators Programme for Young Professionals

UN Global Compact’s Young SDG Innovators Programme for Young Professionals

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This ten-month accelerator programme activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives.

The Young SDG Innovators Programme is designed to engage your company’s brightest and best talent in not only advancing your sustainability efforts but driving innovation and delivering tangible solutions with potential market value for your company.

Eligibility Requirements

  • High-performing employees at a participating company of the UN Global Compact

  • 35 years or younger

  • Interest in business model innovation, sustainability and disruptive technologies

    Companies participating in the UN Global Compact and based in the following countries have the opportunity to collaborate with their Global Compact Local Networks to nominate young professionals for the programme.

    Click on the country where you are located to connect with your Local Network and participate in the Young SDG Innovators Programme

    Participation Benefits

  • Engage in accelerated learning opportunities that include online and in-person workshops, case studies, company visits and forum discussions

  • Connect with other business units and collaborate on innovative projects relative to
    the company and industry

  • Build work relationships through coaching, mentoring and peer-to-peer networking opportunities and learn from some of the brightest minds working on sustainability and innovation from around the world

  • Be part of a global network of leading young professionals from some of the top companies across every continent

    Company Benefits

  • Apply SDG innovation to solve real sustainability challenges within your organization and industry

  • Integrate the SDGs into your company’s business strategy through collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing

  • Increase employee engagement and professional development opportunities

  • Develop an expert network of leading professionals from some of the top companies across the globe

  • Gain global recognition for participation in the programme


    Call for Nominations - October 27 - December 17

    Programme Begins: January 2022

    Programme Ends: September 2022

    YSIP Summit: September 2022

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see: UN Global Compact’s Young SDG Innovators Programme for Young Professionals

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