Special Award for Pandemic Response


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:

  • (25%) Model

Creativity and innovation in the initiative which sets an example in both sustainability and pandemic response strategies.

  • (25%) Objective

The aim and vision of the initiative.

  • (25%) Sustainability

Demonstrate sustainable development and implementation of UNSDGs into the initiative.

  • (25%) Effectiveness

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: