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.
To ensure integrity and transparency, the Award winners will be selected based on the following:
- Number of Public Votes (40% weight)
- Score from the Peer-Review Process (60% weight)
At the heart of the SDG Leadership Awards is to raise awareness for the SDGs and to recognize companies who are advocating and inspiring others to adopt the SDGs. Therefore, as a signature part of the Awarding program, the general public can take part in the winner selection process through public voting.
The peer-review groups aim to encourage peer-to-peer learning and provide qualitative feedback from your peers to help improve your company’s practices to adopt the SDGs. The process will take place in August 2019 and your company will be placed in a group of 4. Please view the judging criteria form here.
There will be 3 winners from the Large Enterprise category, 3 winners from the Small/Medium Enterprise category and 3 winners from the Non-profits category.
The winning companies and organizations will have the choice to receive a general SDG Award or a specific SDG Award based on their primary SDG selection.
|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.
The primary SDG that your company selects will be the SDG that your company will be considered for when selecting a winner. As part of your application, you can submit as many secondary SDGs as you like but you will be considered as a winner for the primary SDG selected.
|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|
Please email the completed form in DOCX format along with multimedia files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.