What is GRIPS SDGs Award?


In 2015, 193 countries adopted the framework for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN summit in New York, to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. GRIPS’ current policy on education, research and management is strongly linked to the SDGs and inthis light, to promote innovative efforts by alumni towards solving the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time, we have launched the GRIPS SDGs Awards in 2019.


The objective of the Awards is to recognize outstanding efforts by alumni that contribute to the achievement of SDGs as well as to disseminate GRIPS’ educational achievements to the world.


For further information on SDGs and GRIPS’ related activities:

- Database “The World and Japan” SDGs documents

- Website “Knowledge and Research:GRIPS’ contributions to the SDGs”

- Leaflet “Knowledge and Research:GRIPS’ contributions to the SDGs”





The 1st GRIPS SDGs Award

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Result of the Contest

Result of the first GRIPS SDGs Award contest


Participating in the Contest

We invite all GRIPS/GSPS alumni to participate in the award contest and share your SDG-related activities and projects. You may submit your own project and/or nominate one or more of your fellow alumni. Entries will be evaluated by a committee comprised of GRIPS executive members and some prominent business leaders, with the final approval given by the GRIPS President.


The winner(s) will be awarded a memorial plaque while as a prominent member of the growing GRIPS SDG community your initiatives and projects will be highlighted on our website and through GRIPS promotional materials. There is even a chance that you will be invited to Japan to get involved and present your work! 


Submission Guidelines & Eligibility

To participate, please submit your entry through online application/nomination form, or by downloading and emailing the application/nomination form to by 9th September, 2019. Only one application per individual will be accepted. Activities that took place before September 2015 are not eligible. Winners will be announced by March 2020.

- Online application form

- Online nomination form

- Application form

- Nomination form


Further Info & Inquiries

For inquiries, please contact




GRIPS SDGs Award Fund


The GRIPS SDGs Award Fund was launched in order to allow the continuation of the award and related events, and also to support GRIPS international students.











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