October 12, 2017
Toronto: To proliferate and help promote action towards the 17 UN sustainable development goals, the global compact network Canada will be hosting the 2nd annual SDG Awards on September 28th, 2017.
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Her Honor the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell will open the ceremony with her remarks. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, will also give remarks during the ceremony.
Ceremony attendees can expect to see presentations from winning organizations on their efforts to embed the SDGs, and would be able to gauge a private sector snapshot on the progress of the UN Agenda 2030 in Canada.
The Awards ceremony is invite-only and will consist of attendees from all nominated companies, and representatives from different industries and sectors, including civil society, government, and academia. Respected leaders and government officials will also be present at the event.
Last year, the Awards highlighted the business case for advancing action on the 17 SDGs and this year, the main objective for the awards is to recognize business efforts to advance the SDGs as a way to promote its adoption in Canada and to provide best practice examples for embedding the 17 Global Goals.
The Awards present a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase their commitment to sustainability and the UN's Agenda 2030. Furthermore, the Awards act as an opportunity for other companies to grasp upcoming trends and current industry best practices around the SDGs, and to benchmark their company's sustainability initiatives with industry peers.