The 2018 Global SDG Awards contenders represent private sector sustainability leadership from across industries and services. These inspiring businesses are at the forefront of a shift toward responsible operations, materials sourcing and supply chain management. By developing new products and services based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these companies are uniquely positioned for global growth and impact. We invite you to share our 2018 Winners Press Release and the case-studies below to inspire your friends and colleagues for positive impact.
The winners from this year’s competition are breaking barriers, challenging convention, investing for impact and leveraging new technologies to strengthen their competitive advantages. With winners from Australia, Afghanistan, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the UK and USA, the results of the 2018 Global SDG Awards demonstrate that private-sector SDG leadership, investment and innovation is truly a global phenomenon.


Waste into change. Green Standards manages the sustainable decommission of office space giving office equipment new life

Mommy Monitor is a non-clinical health app service that customizes maternal health care, simplifying pregnancies.

ChargeLab democratizes smart infrastructure, making it easier to promote and manage zero-emission mobility. 

From our Farms to Your Forks - Ripple Farms is growing Toronto’s freshest greens and seafood 365 days of the year. 

The EM-ONE Innovation Lab is a technology-testing centre that reduces barriers to entry in Nigeria's energy sector.

Brave Soles upcycles tires for shoe soles, engaging micro-entrepreneurs in vulnerable communities for a new future.

Carbon Gold develops and promotes the use of biochar to rebuild degraded soils, sequester carbon, & optimize soil.

Oliver Russell builds brands for passionate & experienced business people that benefit society and support the SDGs.

Secure Futures engages government building and non-profits to go solar, lowering their carbon footprints.

Firewire builds sustainable surfboards and accessories through innovative design, materials & construction methods.

All Good uses non-nanoparticle zinc-oxide as the active ingredient to create the world's safest sunscreen.

MANTA helps vulnerable Vietnamese fishermen use their ocean skills for sail & ocean survival training for children.

Winnow helps the food service industry plan more effectively, cook smarter & create a sustainable future for all.

The Hippo Roller improves women’s & children’s ability to collect more water, helping them focus on education.

Ecosia is a search engine that uses profits to plant trees where they are needed, with +40 million trees in 19 hotspots.

C&A’s holistic and impactful circular economy strategy aligns with SDG #12, creating positive impact fashion.

Goldcorp’s Borden gold mine becomes Canada’s 1st all-electric underground mind.

Recruit Group reduces inequalities that exist in the world with its unique staffing approach called the "Ribbon Model"

Bird is the electric scooter sharing company that offers low-cost, environmentally friendly transport solutions.

Envirofit’s innovative stove-tops address the challenge of household cooking for consumers living in energy poverty.

Evrnu transforms textile waste into high-quality new materials, enabling responsible consumption & production.

Roshan leverages technology to improve services in Afghanistan’s healthcare, education & financial industries.

BeautyCounter intentionally bans harmful ingredients & advocates for consumer protections within industry.

Lundin Mining's "Inventa" business incubator program supports community-led businesses in Chile.

Plastic Bank offers an internationally recognized, root-cause solution to ocean plastic - monetizing plastic waste.

GROSCHE has funded +100 million days-worth of safe drinking water with sustainable bio-sand water filters.

Leanpath addresses global food waste with integrated hardware and software solutions for culinary sites.

Better Places is the 1st Dutch travel organization to fully compensate all CO2 emissions of its trips, including flights

Compugen offers in-house, award-winning solutions to addressing end-of-life e-waste & refurbished technology. 

EPAM invests in educational programs & career development, educating students today for the challenges of tomorrow.



SDG #1 - No Poverty - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #2 - Zero Hunger - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #3 - Good Health & Well-Being - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #4 - Quality Education - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #5 - Gender Equality - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #6 - Clean Water & Sanitation - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #7 - Affordable & Clean Energy - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #10 - Reduced Inequalities - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #12 - Responsible Consumption & Production - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #13 - Climate Action - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #14 - Life Below Water - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #15 - Life On Land - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions - The Global SDG Awards
SDG #17 - Partnerships For The Goals - The Global SDG Awards