About CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2023 states that climate change mitigation and adaptation are the top two most severe global risks over the next decade. With less than three years to halt the rise of planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to slash them almost in half, the race to zero requires conviction and collaboration amongst all stakeholders.

As Singapore steps up on its national climate target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we turn to youths, shapers of tomorrow’s world, to drive 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 UN 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 3,500 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.

Click here to visit the competition website.