As a judge for CPA Canada's annual corporate reporting awards for the past 15 years (in my capacity as an associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development), I've reviewed hundreds of Annual Reports, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Reports and I've witnessed many innovations that have helped businesses stand out from among their competitors and peers.

With the new global SDGs fast becoming the shared vision and vocabulary among governments and civil society organizations, there are significant first-mover advantages for businesses ready to take the lead. 

SDGs for Business

       Creativity, Adaptability and Sustainability for the 21st Century

SDGs for Business

All countries have agreed on 17 global sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by the year 2030, and national, sub-national and local governments have already started to adapt the goals to their unique contexts.


The ubiquity of the SDGs presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses to better understand their material issues and more effectively engage stakeholders at local, provincial, federal and global levels.

Contact Darren Swanson to learn more about what leaders are doing and how your business can benefit from mainstreaming the SDGs.