Meet the 2019 SDG Pioneers

At the UN Global Compact, we are seeking out people who are turning Global Goals into local businesses. In doing so, we want to motivate many more.

This year, we identified a group of young SDG Pioneers, aged 35 and under, to shine a spotlight on individuals who are championing sustainability and 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.

The 2019 SDG Pioneers

Mashook Mujib Chowdhury
Manager, Sustainability, DBL Group

SDG Pioneer for the empowerment of working women

Lindsey Verhaeghe
Sustainability Initiatives & Reporting Manager, Nutrien Ltd.

SDG Pioneer for sustainability goal setting

Environment & Sustainability Executive, Unilever

SDG Pioneer for responsible production through recycling and innovation

Joyce Sitonik
Head of Clinic Business Operations, AAR Healthcare Kenya

SDG Pioneer for NCD prevention in the workplace

Zaw Ye Naung
Co-Founder, Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi Co., Ltd.

SDG Pioneer for advancing local livelihoods

Dylan McNeill
Director, Supplier Sustainability, Royal Philips NV

SDG Pioneer for sustainable sourcing practices

Murtaza Ahmed
Managing Director, Artistic Milliners

SDG Pioneer for gender equality & decent work

Seo Jia Han Alvin
Manager, Group Sustainability, Singapore Telecommunications Limited

SDG Pioneer for a 1.5°C-compliant business model

Regan Leahy
Assistant Citizenship Manager, Hogan Lovells

SDG Pioneer for advocacy of sustainable solutions

Meg Parker Young
Director, Impact Strategy & Development, Thomson Reuters

SDG Pioneer for business accountability and transparency