UN GLOBAL COMPACT RECOGNISES MIREILLE CHRABIEH CO-FOUNDER OF SPECIAL MILES AS ONE OF THE TEN GLOBAL SDG PIONEERS

SDG Pioneers are business leaders who have demonstrated progress and commitment towards advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 16 June 2021 – The United Nations Global Compact today recognized Mireille Chrabieh Co-Founder of Special Miles as one of the ten Global 2021 SDG Pioneers.

SDG Pioneers are business leaders selected by the UN Global Compact for doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles on human rights, environment, labor and anti-corruption.

This year’s global search focused on professionals working at any level in a company participating in the UN Global Compact and the winners selected come from every continent.

This honor comes in recognition of Mireille’s work to advance innovation in education #SDG4 . Special Miles has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2018. To learn more about the SDG Pioneer for Innovation in Education, please visit the UN Global Compact website: https://unglobalcompact.org/news/4708-06-16-2021

“Business has a critical role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals at a time when progress has been set back by the Covid-19 pandemic. These ten exceptional professionals show exactly what can be done by business to make a difference that not only serves shareholders but also society at large. I hope our ten 2021 SDG Pioneers will also inspire others to join them in uniting business for a better world.”

Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact

An expert panel composed of previous SDG Pioneers and representatives from the UN Global Compact Expert Network, academia and UN agencies judged the SDG Pioneer entries. The selection criteria included the individuals’ commitment to embedding the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact into their companies’ core strategies, their efforts to advance the SDGs, as well as their engagement with the UN Global Compact and its Local Networks. The 2021 SDG Pioneers were announced during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2021 on 16 June.

“Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.”

— Unknown

For more information about the UN Global Compact, please visit www.unglobalcompact.org

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