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Sustainability has become a mainstream business agenda. Studies show that responsible businesses committed to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration generally outperform those that are lagging in climate actions and sustainability practices.  Youths are in the position to drive innovative business solutions and demand for responsible products to create a more sustainable world. 

Are you aspiring to drive change in our society and accelerate businesses’ commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?  If you believe that businesses can do good for the community and the environment while doing well financially, the CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Awards 2018 is for you!

Jointly organised by City Developments Limited (CDL) and Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), this annual case competition offers young people a platform to champion sustainable development and SDG integration into business for positive change.

Previously known as the CDL-GCNS Young CSR Leaders Award, the competition has nurtured over 1000 young leaders since it started in 2011.  This year, aligning with the global goals for sustainable development, the Award seeks to educate and empower young leaders with SDG knowledge and skills, while inspiring companies in Singapore to take actions for the SDGs.

Who can be Young SDG Leaders?

Students from 17 to 25 years old are welcome to form teams of three to five members. Participants should be Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or Student Pass holders currently enrolled at Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Universities and International Schools in Singapore.

Participating teams will be required to submit a proposal on a pre-determined company case based on the following requirements:

  • Analyse the company’s existing sustainability strategy, focusing on how the SDGs can be integrated into its operations and initiatives;
  • Suggest how the company can better align their strategies with SDGs, as well as measure and manage their contribution to achieve these SDGs; and
  • Identify at least 3 SDGs that are most relevant to the company and new opportunities / innovations to support the advancement of these identified SDGs.

Recognition and Cash Prizes

Winners and finalists will receive attractive cash prizes. Prizes and certificates will be given out at an award ceremony at the 2019 GCNS Summit organised by the Global Compact Network Singapore on November 2019.

1st Prize: $10,000

2nd Prize: $4,000

3rd Prize: $2,000

Finalist teams: $500

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