The search is on for Canadian businesses who are putting Canada and the world on a more sustainable path by advancing action towards the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!
On September 28th, 2017, the Global Compact Network Canada will be recognizing outstanding efforts of Canadian organizations who are adopting and implementing the SDGs at the 2nd annual SDG Awards. The aim of the Awards is to encourage all Canadian organizations to embed the 17 Global Goals and highlight some of the amazing progress that both the private and public sectors have made towards solving the pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.
Please see below for information regarding the application and voting process.
The Awards present a fantastic opportunity for organizations to showcase their commitment to sustainability and the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Why participate in the SDG Awards?
- Be recognized as one of the leaders who are driving action towards the SDGs in Canada.
- Help foster and advance sustainability efforts and initiatives around the 17 SDGs in Canada.
- Showcase your organization’s commitment to sustainability and the UN Agenda 2030.
- Enhance reputation and build trust with key stakeholders.
- Benchmark your organization’s sustainability programs to industry peers.
Participate in the SDG Awards and highlight the business case for your company to help advance the SDGs!
Please complete the following application form before July 24th; you do not need to be nominated to apply. Public voting will start on July 25th and closes on September 2nd – please see the important dates section for more information. Entries to the Awards will be uploaded onto the GCNC website for public viewing as they are submitted. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and showcase your initiatives before public voting begins. When voting closes on September 2nd, 2017, the votes will be tallied and the winners will be recognized during the Awards ceremony.
Who can apply?
Any Canadian business or organization in the private or public sector can apply. We want to recognize efforts of all Canadian organizations, including those of non-profits and NGOs.
How are the winners determined?
The winners for the Awards will be determined through a public voting process. The three entires receiving the most votes in each category (large organizations and small-to-medium organizations) will be the winners (6 winners overall). Voters will be required to select their top 3 choices for large organizations and top 3 choices for small-to-medium organizations. In total, they will be assigning 6 votes to 6 different companies. We want to raise awareness for and recognize the great initiatives and efforts that Canadian organizations are taking to help achieve the SDGs. Therefore, please help us spread the word and ensure that the best submissions win.
Submission Deadline: July 24, 2017
Public Voting Opens: July 25, 2017
Public Voting Closes: September 2, 2017
Award Ceremony: September 28, 2017
Not ready to apply? Nominate an organization who you think is doing a tremendous job and should be recognized!