The Global Compact Network Canada is looking for SDG practices from companies to be included in an SDGs Emerging Practice publication and to participate in SDG Peer Reviewing Groups! Will you join us?
In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide aims to include good practice examples for each of the 17 SDGs from Canadian businesses across all sectors.
The initiative will be combined with the SDG Leadership Awards 2019. The top peer-reviewed entries for each of the 17 SDGs will be eligible to receive the annual 2019 SDG Leadership Award.
Why submit your practice?
Be recognized as one of the leaders who is driving action towards the SDGs in Canada and abroad.
Showcase your organization’s commitment to sustainability and the UN Agenda 2030.
Learn and receive qualitative feedback on your existing practices and efforts.
Help foster sustainability efforts and initiatives around the 17 SDGs in Canada and abroad.
Benchmark your organization’s sustainability programs to industry peers.
After submitting your practices, you will be placed in a peer reviewing group. The maximum number of entries in a peer reviewing group is 4.
Applicants of the same group will assess the entries (each around 500 words) based on a judging criteria form. Entries with the highest average score will be selected for the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide and, if your company chooses to participate in the Awards, recognized as the 2019 SDG Leadership Award winners. 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.
Please click here to download the judging criteria form.
The guide will be published in late March 2019 and will include 2-4 emerging practice examples for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
|Date||What is Happening|
|November 1st, 2018||Open for submissions to the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide|
|February 20, 2019||Deadline to submit entries to be included in the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide Publication|
|February 22, 2019||Peer reviewing period for both the publication and the SDG Leadership Awards 2019|
|March 8, 2019||Deadline to submit assessments|
|March 15, 2019||Distribution of assessments to applicants and entries to be included in the publication will be announced|
|Late March, 2019||Official launch of the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide|
Download the Application Form
Please click here to download the application form.
To submit, please rename the application form in .docx format as YourCompanyName_SDGsEmergingPractice_SDG#
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you can submit as many entries as you like to be published in the Guide as long as each entry focuses on a different primary SDG.
Do you have to be a UN Global Compact Signatory or Participant to apply to this initiative?
No, your company or organization does not have to be a signatory or participant of the UN Global Compact to apply. However, companies featured in the SDG Emerging Practice Guide are encouraged to apply to the world’s largest voluntary sustainability initiative. Learn more about why your company should join the UN Global Compact.
Do I have to participate in the 2019 SDG Leadership Awards?
Your entry for the SDGs Emerging Practice Guide can be used as an application towards the 2019 SDG Leadership Awards but it is not required. If you are not a GCNC Network Supporter, please also note that participation in the 2019 SDG Leadership Awards requires a fee. To learn more, please view our SDG Leadership Awards 2019 page.
How many secondary SDG focuses can I select?
As many as you wish, as long as your company is actively trying to engage and advance the selected SDGs.
Can my entry be listed under more than one SDG in the publication?
Yes, but only if your organization submits different entries with different primary SDG focuses.
Do you have a question which is not addressed above?
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