27 June 2016 Current Affairs: Zubaida Bai, an Indian social entrepreneur, has been named among the ten ‘2016 Global Compact SDG Pioneers’, an initiative launched by UN. The list of ten SDG Pioneers was announced by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the 2016 UN Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit in New York, United States.
Zubaida is the founder of ‘ayzh’, a for-profit social venture providing health and livelihood solutions and technology solutions to impoverished women worldwide. Global Compact SDG Pioneers seeks to provide local business leaders a global stage to inspire transformational action on the SDGs.
UN Global Compact (UNGC) : The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative that supports companies to do business responsibly by aligning their operations and strategies with the ten principles of labour, environment, human rights and anti-corruption. It also helps them to take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.