Put your organization forward and be at the forefront of
Canada’s SDG movement!
The SDG Leadership Awards is Canada’s premier Awards event for recognizing organizations and businesses who are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
At the 2019 SDG Leadership Awards, the Global Compact Network Canada will collect entries from businesses across sectors and highlight some of the amazing progress that both the private and public sectors have made towards solving the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.
Showcase Leadership and Inspire Your Peers
Be recognized as one of the leaders who is driving action towards the SDGs in Canada.
The 17 SDGs are the world’s plan for achieving a better future for all – laying out a path until 2030 to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. Through your participation in the Awards, we hope that you can lead and inspire more Canadian companies to embed the SDGs into their commercial practices.
Learn from Peer Reviewing Groups
Winners will be awarded and recognized through a peer reviewing process. Your application will be grouped with 3-4 other applicants in your industry. Feedback will be given to you as well as an average score out of 10.
The peer reviewing groups is a great way to benchmark your organization’s sustainability programs to industry peers and receive substantive and qualitative feedback on your current practices to advance the SDGs.
Publish your entry in the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide
If you submit your entry before February 20, there is a chance that your entry will also be published in the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide.
The SDGs Emerging Practice Guide will be published in spring 2019 in partnership with Global Affairs Canada.
A few more reasons to join:
- 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.
- Motivate your team and make them proud by showcasing the importance of their hard work.
Join us for the Awards this year to inspire, celebrate and promote SDG leadership!
After submitting your entry, we will create a designated profile for your 2019 SDG Leadership Awards nomination. We will contact you in August 2019 with information on the members in your peer reviewing group. Your entry will be placed in the primary SDG group that you have selected or industry – you have the option to select which you prefer in the submission form. The maximum number of entries in a peer reviewing group is 4 and preference is given based on a first come, first serve basis.
Applicants of the same SDG group will assess the entries based on a judging criteria form. Entries with the highest average score will be recognized as the 2019 SDG Leadership Award winner. Please see below for the Awards:
- 2019 SDG Leadership Award First Place Winner
- 2019 SDG Leadership Award Second Place Winner
- 2019 SDG Leadership Award Third Place Winner
The entry with the highest average score for each SDG will also be recognized. If your entry is the only application for an SDG, you will be automatically recognized.
|Date||What is Happening|
|June 28, 2019||Last day to submit an entry. Submit your entry now!|
|July 1 – August 30, 2019||Public Voting period|
|August 1 – August 22, 2019||Peer Reviewing process|
|August 23, 2019||Lat day to submit peer reviewing assessments|
|September 2, 2019||Announcement of the 2019 Leadership Awards winner o the applicants|
|Late September, 2019||2019 SDG Leadership Awards Ceremony|
We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to gain maximum exposure. We will be uploading the applications as they are submitted. The application fee to the SDG Leadership Awards is based on your company’s size. The absolute last day to submit an entry is June 28, 2019.
The application fees are waived for GCNC Network Supporters. If you are a GCNC Network Supporter, please skip to the application form. If you are not a GCNC Network Supporter, please select one of the application tiers below that is appropriate for your organization, click on add to cart and follow the instructions on the screen to proceed to checkout.
|Organization Size||Application Fee||Checkout|
|Micro Organizations and Businesses (1-10 employees):||$150 +HST & Fees||Pay|
|Small to Medium Organizations and Businesses (11-250 employees):||$350 +HST & Fees||Pay|
|Large Organizations and Businesses (250+ employees):||$550 +HST & Fees||Pay|
After completing the checkout process above, please download this Entry Form and complete the required fields. Please email the completed form in DOCX format along with multimedia files to email@example.com.
Who can apply?
Any Canadian business or organization in the private or public sector can apply. We want to recognize the efforts of all Canadian organizations, including those of non-profits and NGOs.