Program & Events Calendar 2020

Program & Events Calendar 2020
PROGRAMS & EVENTS   Scheduled New Dates due to COVID-19 Facilitator
Network Update Calls First Network Call February 12 February 12 Global Compact Network Canada
  Second Network Call May 26 TBA  
  Third Network Call September 3 TBA  
COP/COE Webinars First Webinar February 26 February 26 Global Compact Network Canada
  Second Webinar July 14 July 14  
Young SDG Innovators Program Applications open March 1 June 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
  Applications close June 30 October 2020  
Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Event Date March 10 Cancelled Global Compact Network Canada
SDG Pioneers Submissions March 14 March 14 UN Global Compact
  Local rounds close May 15 October 15  
  Local Pioneers selected September 2020 December 15  
SDG Survey Survey opens March TBA Global Compact Network Canada
  Launch September TBA  
Canadian SDG Accelerators Awards Applications open April 15 July 9 Global Compact Network Canada
  Applications close July 15th August 21  
Children Rights and the SDGs for Responsible Business Conduct – a Canadian assessment Introductory Webinar: Working Group on Children’s Rights and the SDGs for Responsible Business Conduct May 2020 May 19 Global Compact Network Canada
  Confirm Interest May 2020 May 2020  
  Launch Webinars September 2020 September 2020  
Goal 16 Action Platform Signups open April 2020 June 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
  Country consultation September 2020 October 2020 (Tentative)  
GCNC Webinar Series: Business Continuity Through the Lens of Sustainability Leadership from the Top: How Senior Canadian Business Leaders Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis April 2020 May 14 Global Compact Network Canada
  Leadership from the Top: How Senior Canadian Business Leaders Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis Part II June 3  
  Enabling Resilience: A spotlight on SMEs   June 24  
Sustainability Reporting Peer Review Applications open May 4 July 8 Global Compact Network Canada
  Applications close August 4 August 7  
  Program start August 9 August 8  
Working Group: CFO Task Force Signups open May 2020 May 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
  Signups close August 2020 August 2020  
Sustainability Spotlight Webinars Integrating Sustainable Chemistry and Innovation into Product Design TBA July 9 Global Compact Network Canada
  Second Webinar TBA TBA  
  Third Webinar TBA TBA  
Working Group: Enabling a Circular Economy for Plastic Waste Signups open May 2020 May 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit June 14-16 June 2020 Virtual Summit UN Global Compact
SDGs Reporting Workshop Workshop June 2020 September 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
GCNConnect Newsletter Ongoing publication. Upcoming issues scheduled for: March 2020 April 2020 Global Compact Network Canada
Business for Gender Equality Forum Date October 2020 JanuaryFebruary 2021 (TBD) Global Compact Network Canada
SDG Accelerator Awards: Gala Event Gala Date November 2020 December 2020 Global Compact Network Canada

*Note: Dates are subject to change

Program & Event Descriptions

Quarterly Network Update Calls

It is important to have the latest news and information to make strategic decisions. Therefore, we host Network Update Calls every quarter to provide our Network Supporters with updates on global and local network news, events and programs.

To learn more about our Network Update calls, please email network@globalcompact.ca.

Sustainability Spotlight Webinar Series

The GCNC provides platforms for Network Supporters to demonstrate corporate sustainability expertise and leadership. One of these platforms is the Sustainability Spotlight Webinar Series, which allows GCNC’s Patron and Visionary Supporters to co-host webinars with us to showcase their company’s sustainability initiatives and policies related to the Sustainable Development Goals, or the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact. View previous webinars.

Sustainability Reporting Peer Review Program

The Reporting Peer Review Program is a platform for companies to exchange and receive feedback, share best practices, and improve their corporate sustainability reporting practices. Join this peer review program if you want to benchmark your sustainability report and receive feedback from other corporate sustainability experts, hear their perspectives, lessons learned, and much more.

SDG Reporting Training Workshops

The SDG Reporting Training is an interactive workshop that showcases emerging reporting practices for sustainability professionals to learn how to keep track of and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at their organizations.

At these workshops, participants get the opportunity to hear about successes, lessons learned, and best practices from industry peers and reporting experts like the UN Global Compact, Statistics Canada, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The workshop also helps participants to build capacity for improving on existing reporting practices, or to develop an internal process to report on the SDGs.

The SDG Accelerator Program

The Canadian SDG Accelerator Awards is Canada’s premier Awards event for recognizing businesses and non-businesses that are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Every year, the Global Compact Network Canada collects entries from organizations across the private, not-for-profit, and academic sectors across Canada, with the goal of highlighting the leadership, progress, and accomplishments that these organizations have made towards solving some the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges in our communities.