Meet the 2017 SDG Pioneers

At the UN Global Compact, we are seeking out people who are turning Global Goals into Local Business, and in doing so we want to motivate many more.

Each year we identify a group of SDG Pioneers to shine a spotlight on individuals who champion sustainability and are mobilizing companies to be a force for good. We invite you to join us on this journey and become a pioneer in the new SDG era.

2017 SDG Pioneers

Charles Immanuel Akhimien
Co-founder, MOBicure Integrated Solutions

An SDG Pioneer for maternal and children's health

Gustavo Perez Berlanga
CSR Senior VP, Toks Restaurant Group

An SDG Pioneer for empowering indigenous peoples

Tânia Conte Cosentino
President, Schneider Electric South America

An SDG Pioneer for energy management and sustainability

Teresa Jennings
Head of Rule of Law Development, LexisNexis (RELX Group Plc)
United States of America

An SDG Pioneer for the Rule of Law

Sonia Bashir Kabir
Managing Director, Microsoft

An SDG Pioneer for women's digital empowerment

Arthur Kay
Founder and Deputy Chairman, bio-bean
United Kingdom

An SDG Pioneer for recycling waste into energy and biochemicals

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman and CEO, Total

An SDG Pioneer for driving partnerships for low-carbon investments

Kaan Terzioğlu
CEO, Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

An SDG Pioneer for supporting refugees through mobile technology

Joseph Thompson
Co-founder and CEO, AID:Tech
United Kingdom

An SDG Pioneer for blockchain technology

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala
Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation

An SDG Pioneer for sustainable business strategy and operations