recognizing outstanding change leaders

The Change Leader Awards™ recognize the outstanding achievements of Change Leaders from around the world who are at the forefront of innovative efforts to bring about changes in business, society, environment, government, and industry necessary to realize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

for a better world

The Change Leader Awards™ is an annual event culminating in The Change Leader Summit where Change Leaders have the opportunity to present their innovations or innovative practices and showcase the impact they have had on their respective field of influence.  The Change Leader Awards™ is an initiative of the International Society of Change Leaders to support and promote the UN SDGs in achieving Agenda 2030 and building a better world by creating sustainable futures.

There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which form the United Nation’s blueprint to achieving a better, more sustainable world and future for all by 2030 – the target set by the United Nations in achieving the SDGs.e_2018_sdg_poster_without_un_emblem_letter-us

To find out how to enter the Change Leader Awards™ see eligibility.

We recognize outstanding Change Leaders


change leader qualities we are looking for

Change Leaders are visionary, creative, daring, and inspirational. They don't dwell on the past. They focus their energy on the future. They have foresight. They are able to sense what is needed, to seize opportunities and to shape them in creating change.

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.
- Socrates


  • values-driven
  • reflective
  • mindful
  • enlightened
  • intuitive


  • innovative
  • entrepreneurial
  • resourceful
  • strategic
  • authentic


  • confident
  • accountable
  • resilient
  • optimistic
  • passionate


  • empowering
  • inclusive
  • engaging
  • collaborative
  • compassionate