Deadline: 10 February 2017
Entries are invited for the Unilever Global Development Award, supported by Business Fights Poverty identifies and recognises those businesses that are demonstrating a positive impact on the Global Goals and addressing global sustainable development.
Adopted on 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This comprehensive set of goals, relevant to everyone throughout the world, consists of the following:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good health and well-being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Decent work and economic growth
- Industry, innovation and infrastructure
- Reduced inequalities
- Sustainable cities and communities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life below water
- Life on land
- Peace, justice and strong institutions
- Partnerships for the goals
Successful entries will demonstrate:
- A specific country or global programme which positively addresses one or more of the key social, environmental and economic challenges facing global society;
- That this is integrated into the business model;
- A focus on one goal or more of the SDGs, on a local or global scale;
- Positive impact evidenced through quantitative and qualitative data;
- Benefits back to the business which may include product and service innovation, reaching new customers, employee engagement and enhanced reputation;
- Work with wider stakeholders to leverage their combined expertise e.g. government bodies, NGOs and civil society groups.
- This award is open to any private sector company, firm, LLP or partnership globally. This may include social enterprises but does not include charity organisations or NGOs unless they are tied to a corporate entity in a joint application. E.G. Unilever and Unilever Foundation
- It recognize that due to the nature of development programmes, the impacts realized tend to be long-term and can be difficult to evidence in the early years. We recommend that applicants entering this award have at least a two-year track record of measuring the social impacts of their programme and the benefits for the applicant’s business. Programmes with a shorter track record may still apply but an inability to evidence longer term impacts may make them less competitive against other entries.
- Any size of business can enter and will have an equal chance of winning, as scale will be taken into consideration and assessed as relevant to your business’ operational scope.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit The Unilever Global Development Award.