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UN’S Sustainable Development Goals

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In 2018 and going forward the Banksia Sustainability Awards will be based around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals. It is our intention for these Awards to become the barometer for progress towards the SDGs in Australia. 

Why? Because aligning the Banksia Sustainability Awards with these global goals will provide a gauge of Australia’s progress towards them, and will ensure we are contributing to the international push for sustainable development. 

The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They came into effect in January 2016, aiming to create a better world by 2030. 

Over the last 30 years of the Banksia Sustainability Awards, we have seen many of the SDGs in action. Now we aim to assist you see how your work is aligned with these global goals. Your entry should show how your work is aligned to one or more of the SDGs. We think this is important because it demonstrates that each initiative is not working in isolation but contributing to the greater good on a global level. 

Join us in embracing this change and learn how your amazing effort fits with the global context via the SDGs. 

For more information on the goals, visit