At the Lundin Foundation, we channel our expertise, resources and partnerships to address the barriers and challenges to achieving Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG 8) in communities surrounding resource operations.
We are very proud to be shortlisted for The Canadian SDG Accelerator Awards — an opportunity for Canadian businesses and organizations to be recognized for their efforts towards SDG implementation. Now open to public voting, we’d like to ask for your support!
Our Work on SDG 8
Through designing and implementing market-based initiatives and providing financing solutions, the Foundation creates meaningful local employment, income and economic benefits focusing on these key areas:
- Education and skills training-develop and deliver industry-relevant programs to ensure community members qualify for regional employment opportunities.
- Local supplier development-prepare local businesses to become suppliers to resource operations, stimulating business growth and leveraging the purchasing power of resource development operations.
- Economic diversification-invest in non-resource dependent sectors to promote vibrant and diverse economies.
- Social and environmental innovation-support and finance the growth of small businesses that offer scalable solutions to address social and environmental challenges.
Want to learn more about our work? Visit our voting profile for more details about our focus on SDG 8.
About the Awards
Hosted by Global Compact Network Canada, the winners for the 2020 Canadian SDG Accelerators Awards will be determined through an external judging panel and public voting process. The top entries in each category will be awarded.
Global Compact Network Canada is dedicated to assisting Canadian organizations with the advancement of 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).