UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme 2019

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme 2019 for Young Professionals. The full application details for the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme can be accessed below.

UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme

The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. Under the Global Compact, companies are brought together with UN agencies, labor groups, and civil society. Cities can join the Global Compact through the Cities Programme.

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 program activates future business leaders and changemakers to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and delivers 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.

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


  • 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

Call for nominations: May-August 2019
The program begins: September 2019
The program ends: June 2020

How to Apply for UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme

Candidates who have met the above-listed criteria should Click here to apply.

Application Deadline: August 2019.


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