TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, is calling for entries from companies in Canada to be included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Emerging Practice Guide.
This guide aims to include examples of initiatives intended to advance action towards each of the 17 SDGs from Canadian businesses across all sectors. The deadline to submit entries for the guide is February 20, 2019. Learn more and apply now.
"The GCNC has been spearheading and promoting the SDGs in Canada since their inception in 2015, and we are very excited to launch this initiative with our Visionary Supporter, Global Affairs Canada. We are hoping that this initiative will promote the sharing of emerging SDG practices between Canadian companies and inspire more companies to embed the SDGs into their corporate strategies." ~ Ayman Chowdhury, Head of Secretariat, Global Compact Network Canada.
Canadian businesses and organizations who are contributing towards the SDGs are highly encouraged to show leadership and submit their practices to be included in the guide.
The peer-reviewed entries for each of the 17 SDGs will also be eligible to receive the annual 2019 SDG Leadership Award. This is Canada's premier awarding event for recognizing organizations and businesses who are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the SDGs.
This guide will be part of a growing number of tools that the GCNC provides to support the Canadian private sector in embracing sustainable and responsible business practices. Other tools include the Guide for General Counsel, OECD Guidelines Handbook for Canadian Companies, and SDG Surveys.
About the Global Compact Network Canada
The Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) is spearheading the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In doing so, it unifies and builds the capacity of the Canadian private sector to embrace sustainable business practices by convening and accelerating opportunities for multi-stakeholder collaboration. www.globalcompact.ca
SOURCE Global Compact Network Canada
For further information: Jules Zhao, Program and Marketing Manager, Global Compact Network Canada, [email protected]