Special Award for Pandemic Response
The COVID-19 outbreak worldwide in 2020 caused an unprecedented impact globally. In 2021, the COVID-19 crisis still looms large. Amid these uncertainties, businesses and organizations continued working towards sustainability.
The special award recognizes outstanding initiatives in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impacts caused by the pandemic while reflecting upon United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The judges will evaluate participants based on the criteria below:
Creativity and innovation in the initiative which sets an example in both sustainability and pandemic response strategies.
The aim and vision of the initiative.
Demonstrate sustainable development and implementation of UNSDGs into the initiative.
Success in responding to pandemic prevention, protection, and mitigation. This includes the social impacts result from the initiative.
- The award is eligible to sustainability initiatives which respond to COVID-19 pandemic.
- Entry is open to organizations include but not limited to industries, government agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions.
- These practices contribute directly or indirectly to prevention, protection, and mitigation of impacts caused by the pandemic.
- There is no limit in length, stage of completion, or issues of concern. It is, however, recommended that the practice entered has reached milestones.
- Multiple entries can be submitted by all participants.
Participating organizations are to write about their initiatives in combating the impacts caused by the COVID-19 outbreak while responding to UN SDGs. All entries will be submitted through the GCSA official website with details including:
- Subject (title for the initiative in less than 20 words)
- Abstract (in 300 words)
- Key persons/organizations involved
- Financial plans
- Details (in 5,000 words)
- Overall strategy and vision
- Effectiveness (according to criteria listed in Section VIII)
- Timeline (from 2020 onwards)
- Stakeholder engagement
- Relevance to the core competency of the business or organization
- Innovative approaches
- Impacts to target groups
- Supporting documents (e.g., articles, certifications, and photos)
- The use of photos, diagrams, graphs, tables, flowcharts, and other forms of demonstrations are encouraged. Words in the graphs and diagrams do not count towards the word limit.
- The descriptions should consider the qualitative and quantitative factors.
Fees and Payments
USD $1,230 or TWD $36,900
Registration is now open :
For further detail, please refer to the award booklet：
Entry Form in Microsoft Word Format: