SDG Awards 2024

LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION

June 12, 2024

EVENT DATE

July 13, 2024

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ABOUT

Bangladesh must embrace sustainability and innovation to be an inclusive developed nation by 2041. One of the most important agendas of the government of Bangladesh is to attain SDG goals by 2030. In the process, brands must play an instrumental role in achieving the SDG goals for the nation.

The SDG Brand Champion Awards is a distinguished recognition program that serves to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by the brands towards the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.

This esteemed award initiative is designed to honor and showcase the innovative and effective practices and initiatives undertaken by businesses, non-governmental organizations, development organizations, trade bodies, and brands that have contributed towards the promotion & implementation of sustainable development goals in the country.

The SDG Brand Champion Awards stands as a testament to the exceptional contributions of organizations/brands that have committed themselves to the advancement of the SDGs, and serve to inspire and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

CATEGORIES

SDG Brand Champion in Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

The SDG Brand Champion in Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure category recognizes brands that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment towards advancing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-9): Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. This category includes innovation in developing or implementing sustainable business practices, products or services that support sustainable industrialization and infrastructure development. It will have integrated sustainability into its operations, resulting in reduced environmental impact and increased social and economic benefits for the communities it operates in.

SDG Brand Champion in Sustainable Community

The SDG Brand Champion in “Sustainable Community" category recognizes brands that have shown exceptional leadership and impact in creating and promoting sustainable communities that prioritize the following SDGs: No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), Quality Education (SDG 4), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11). This category seeks to recognize the brand that has demonstrated innovative and effective approaches to building sustainable communities that address multiple SDGs. The awardees in this category have to show a deep commitment to creating sustainable communities that are resilient, vibrant, and capable of adapting to changing circumstances. They must demonstrate a holistic approach to sustainability, balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations, and have made a significant positive impact on the quality of life of the community members.

SDG Brand Champion in Responsible Consumption and Production

This category acknowledges brands that have made significant contributions towards innovation in developing or implementing sustainable practices, products or services that promote responsible consumption and production patterns (SDG 12).

SDG Brand Champion in Affordable and Clean Energy

This category recognizes brands that have made significant contributions towards achieving Affordable and Clean Energy - ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all (SDG 7). Nominees for this award may have created innovative solutions to address energy poverty, implemented sustainable energy practices, or invested in initiatives that promote the use of clean energy sources.

SDG Brand Champion in Women Empowerment

This award category acknowledges brands that have leveraged their brand to make a positive impact on promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls (SDG 5). Nominees for the SDG Brand Champion in the Gender Equality category will be evaluated based on their efforts to eliminate gender-based discrimination, promote equal opportunities for all genders, and support women's economic empowerment. The brand should have implemented initiatives or programs that have contributed to promoting gender equality, such as implementing policies to ensure pay equity, promoting women's leadership and representation in all levels of the organization, and addressing gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace. The nominee should have a clear and measurable impact on the lives of women and girls, and they should demonstrate a long-term commitment to promoting gender equality.

SDG Brand Champion in Decent Work and Economic Growth

This category acknowledges brands that have leveraged their brand to make a positive impact on promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all (SDG 8). Nominees for this category may have implemented inclusive business practices, invested in decent work opportunities, or created innovative solutions that promote economic growth in a sustainable and equitable manner.

SDG Brand Champion in Climate and Environment

The SDG Brand Champion in “Climate and Environment" category recognizes brands that have shown exceptional leadership and impact in promoting sustainable development by addressing the following SDGs: Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Climate Action (SDG 13), Life Below Water (SDG 14), and Life on Land (SDG 15). This category focuses on efforts that prioritize environmental sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and climate action. It recognizes brands that have demonstrated innovative and effective approaches in addressing the root causes of climate change, conserving natural resources, and promoting biodiversity. The awardees in this category have to show a deep commitment to promoting sustainable development by addressing the critical environmental challenges facing the world today. They have to demonstrate a holistic approach to sustainability, balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations and have made a significant positive impact on the health and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.

SDG Brand Champion in Affordable and Clean Energy

This category recognizes brands that have made significant contributions towards achieving Affordable and Clean Energy - ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all (SDG 7). Nominees for this award may have created innovative solutions to address energy poverty, implemented sustainable energy practices, or invested in initiatives that promote the use of clean energy sources.

SDG Brand Champion in Sustainable Partnerships & Institutions

Sustainable Partnerships & Institutions category of the SDG Brand Champion Awards is a recognition of outstanding efforts and initiatives that promote sustainable development through the establishment of strong partnerships and institutions. This category aims to recognize individual organization, and partnerships that have demonstrated excellence in promoting (SDG 16) - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, as well as (SDG 17) - Partnerships for the Goals. The "Sustainable Partnerships & Institutions" category recognizes initiatives that have promoted sustainable development through collaborations between different stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, private sector entities, and communities. These initiatives should be built on the principles of inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and participation, and should focus on promoting equitable and sustainable development. Nominees in this category may have demonstrated excellence in areas such as:
◽️ Building effective partnerships across sectors and stakeholder groups to address complex social, economic, and environmental challenges.
◽️ Developing innovative approaches to strengthen institutions and promote sustainable development
◽️ Promoting inclusive decision-making processes that reflect the perspectives and needs of diverse communities and groups
◽️ Demonstrating a strong commitment to transparency, accountability, and ethical standards in partnership and institutional governance.
◽️ Developing and implementing effective strategies for measuring and evaluating the impact of partnerships and institutions on sustainable development outcomes.

SDG Brand Champion in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

This category acknowledges brands that have made significant contributions towards reducing inequalities within and among countries (SDG 10). Nominees for this category may have implemented inclusive business practices, invested in programs that promote equal opportunities or created innovative solutions that reduce inequalities and promote social justice. This category recognizes the efforts made in bridging the gap between different groups of people and empowering marginalized individuals and communities toward social and economic equality.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. Each participating organization can submit as many entries in as many categories as they prefer.
  2. Each entry can be submitted in more than one category; in which case, the same entry in an additional category will be treated as an additional entry and charged accordingly.
  3. All entries for SDG Brand Champion Awards 2024 must be submitted through the Online Platform. Organizations are requested to fill in all the necessary fields in the mentioned form with adequate information. Please attach all the necessary content materials in a google drive and share the link in the online form while submitting. The Google Drive should be including the followings:
    • A PowerPoint Presentation based on a given template *
    • Supporting images of the nominations (Maximum 5 High-Resolution Images)
    • Audio Visual of the particular initiative (based on the context of submission & category). It should be less than 2 minutes. This AV will help the Jurors to understand the initiative better
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC) (Must be signed/sealed by the authority of the initiative) *
    • The impact mentioned should have definite proof.
  4. Submitting entries in the following manner would be appreciated:
    • There is no requirement to provide hard copies of the documents unless specifically requested.
    • The submission should be in accordance with the provided nomination form.
    • Please provide supporting images in either PNG or JPEG format, with a combined maximum file size of 15 MB.
    • Please submit high-resolution audio-visual and digital content in the .mp4 format.
    • Each entry must be submitted through the given PowerPoint presentation and the word limit should be followed strictly.

DISCLAIMER

  1. Once submitted, an entry cannot be withdrawn.
  2. Nominations with incomplete forms will be disqualified.
  3. Kindly ensure that your entries are submitted no later than June 12, 2024, as no entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  4. The submission fee of BDT 12,500 + 15% VAT for each entry must be paid online or via an A/C payee cheque made out to “Brandzeal” at the Bangladesh Brand Forum office. We encourage online payments, and the necessary system has already been developed and integrated into the online platform.
  5. If you have any confusion or questions regarding the categories or details of the SDG Brand Champion Awards 2024, please contact the following numbers for assistance.
  6. Failure to comply with any of the above guidelines may result in disqualification of the entry by the SDG Brand Champion Awards authority.
  7. Each entry will be evaluated by the judges on criteria set by the awarding authority.
  8. Decisions taken by the Jury Panels in the evaluation process swill be as final.
  9. Awarded submission in the SDG Brand Champion Awards 2024 will not be eligible to submit the same project this year
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