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Stay tuned for the CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award 2023!

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Sustainability has become a mainstream business agenda. With the 2022 Global Risks Perception Survey by the World Economic Forum ranking “climate action failure” as the number one risk, we need all hands on deck to mitigate the effects of climate change. The Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a nationwide, ambitious, long-term plan that aims to enhance the country’s economic, climate and resource resilience while also improving the lives of those residing in Singapore and beyond. Climate action within borders can reverberate across boundaries, and global challenges such as poverty, climate change, biodiversity and gender inequality can be tackled through the convergence of will and commitment of businesses, governments, and communities.

We believe that the youths today can shape the world of tomorrow by driving innovative business solutions and demand for responsible products.

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 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 3,300 young leaders since inception in 2011. By 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 concrete 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 must be Singaporeans, Permanent Residents or Student Pass holders currently enrolled in Integrated Programme schools, Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Universities and International Schools in Singapore.

Prizes for 10 Finalist Teams

Winners and finalists will receive attractive cash prizes. Prizes and certificates will be given out at an award ceremony at the GCNS Summit 2022 organised by the Global Compact Network Singapore in October 2022.

1st Prize: $10,000

2nd Prize: $4,000

3rd Prize: $2,000

2 Merit Prizes: $1,000

5 Consolation Prizes: $500