Sustainable Development Requires Corporate Actions

The Trusted and Professional Corporate Certification

How do you find companies that are contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
Not just talking about sustainability, but actually taking tangible actions for it
And most importantly, incorporating sustainability into corporate management and operations

Certified Sustainable Development Corporation & Recognised Sustainable Development Corporation
Awarded by the World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners
a globally-recognized standard for sustainable businesses


Aligning Businesses with the Global Goals

Time is Limited
Global Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. (Source: UNDESA)

To achieve such ambition, businesses play critical roles. Business influence the decisions made by consumers, governments, international organisations; businesses can take responsibility of their supply chain; businesses could support vulnearble communitie; businesses could help to build more sustainable cities – is your business ready to join this fight?


One Certification
Make your impact visible

On being certified in its designated field, a corporation will be recognized by others such as government agencies and its clients for its professional achievements in sustainable development.

The establishment of a standard of professional competency enhances a corporation’s reputation and competitiveness.

The pursuit of such certification is highly recommended as evidence of a corporation’s commitment to Sustainable Development Planning.


Corporate Certification by WISDP includes

  • CSDC – Certified Sustainable Development Corporation
  • RSDC – Recognised Sustainable Development Corporation

Businesses from any industry are welcomed to apply for the certification. While the two types of certification are both a process to recognize a corporation’s professionalism in the field of sustainable development planning, they are suitable for businesses at different stages of implementing their sustainability actions. 


Making it a "win-win"

01 Participate in international events, competition for sustainable businesses through our global platform

02 Build positive brand value and reputation, Demonstrate your sustainability effort to investors and customers

03 Join our supportive network of Sustainable Development Corporations and exchange experiences

04 Get training opportunities for your talents to become sustainable development planners

05 Establish unique competitive edge in your industry

06 Be prepared for Sustainability Regulatory Requirements, Make your business resilient to climate and social disruptions

CSDC - Certified Sustainable Development Corporation

The Certified Sustainable Development Corporation (CSDC) certification is awarded by the WISDP to corporations who have met the requirements in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals which include professional standards in business operation, strategies, culture and achievement. Corporations who receive the CSDC certification by WISDP are able to demonstrate their professionalism, support and contributions to sustainable development in their respective businesses and industries. Certified Sustainable Development Corporations of WISDP may use the CSDC Designation and CSDC Logo to identify their support and contributions to sustainable development.

(1) Applicant should complete the Corporate Membership Application Form and return it to the Administration of WISDP together with the Application Fee.

(2) WISDP Admissions Committee will assess the application and arrange a certification interview.

(3) Representatives of the applying corporation should attend the certification interview when interviewers assess the support and contributions of the corporation to sustainable development.

(4) WISDP will inform corporations about their certification results via email within 3 weeks after the interview.

(If the corporation fails the certification interview, they may re-apply for CSDC certification according to the WISDP guidelines shown in the certification interview results.)

Certification: At least one senior management member of the corporation should be a CSDP of WISDP.

Support & Contribution: Commitment shown in support of sustainable development.

Training: The Corporation has provided adequate training in sustainable development for their staff.


When a corporation has fully passed the certification interview, WISDP will send a CSDC Certificate to the corporation and inform them about the successful admission of their membership. WISDP will update the Corporate Membership List in the WISDP Website with the details of the corporation’s new CSDC membership.

When a corporation has partially passed the certification interview for reasons such as insufficient contribution to sustainable development, they may be awarded membership as a Recognized Sustainable Development Corporation and a certificate will be awarded.

(Corporations with membership of Recognized Sustainable Development Corporation may apply to become CSDC when they acquire sufficient contributions to sustainable development.)


RSDC - Recognised Sustainable Development Corporation

The Recognized Sustainable Development Corporation (RSDC) Certification is awarded by the WISDP to corporations who have demonstrated impressive determination to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Comparing to CSDC, the certification does not require the company to have already made significant contribution, but their actions and plans for the future are guided by and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Certificate is suitable for businesses in any industry, any size, and any phase of development. Recognised Sustainable Development Corporations of WISDP may use the RSDC Designation and RSDC Logo to show the alignment of their business development direction with the SDGs.