SDGs appeal to companies of all sizes and forms to support sustainable development with their investments, innovative solutions and established business practices. This should lead to a decrease in negative impacts of their activities and an increase in positive contribution to the sustainable development programme. We are looking to support companies like that.
The sustainable development agenda does not only apply to businesses but to all of us, the general public and also non-commercial actors that are welcome to show their effort in fulfilling the SDGs. We call for all NGOs, public sector organisations, schools and other institutions to come forward with their sustainable projects.
Our future is being created by the young generation, slowly taking the lead and setting the direction of our society. We give recognition to those who create a better world with innovative and sustainable projects, those who have achieved remarkable results in sustainable development before reaching the age of 30. That is why we believe they deserve our full attention. The award is held in partnership with Forbes Czech Republic.
Companies around the world are increasingly changing their business models to meet social needs and incorporate the SDGs not only into their sustainable strategy but also into their financial reports. According to a recent study by PwC, more than 60% include the SDGs in their annual reports. For correct and effective reporting according to the SDGs, it is important to begin with identifying the relevant SDGs and choosing the correct evaluation metrics to understand the bigger picture. We are looking for the best non-financial reports of 2017/2018 that reflect the SDGs.
Gender equality is one of the pillars of a fair society. Equal representation of men and women has a positive impact on economic growth and development of the society. Nevertheless, there are still many areas dominated by men. We would like to recognize projects that promote equality among men and women and that strengthen the role of women in the society.
International Development Aid
The Czech Development Agency Award is given for a significant contribution to the SDGs and the goals and principles of international development aid. The award is open to nominees from the business category, NGOs, academic and research sectors, cities and municipalities. It is awarded for innovative solutions to the issues of global sustainable development, created in close cooperation between a Czech and a foreign actor from a developing country.
Out of all applications, our panel of experts will choose the best SDGs project which will receive the Expert Panel Award.