Engage your staff in sustainability and innovation challenges to make a difference.

The Corporate Challenge Series offers your organisation the opportunity to get your staff involved in tackling some of the defining environmental challenges of our time.

Featuring innovation and team challenges on key environmental recognition dates, such as World Environment Day, your staff can engage virtually or in person around the country. Employees build confidence, skills and methods to approach their everyday work.

This is the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and there has never been a more urgent time to apply our time, skills, experience and innovation towards a more important cause.

The CVA Corporate Challenge Series launched in response to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction. It will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

– UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration


CVA Corporate Partners Protect our Oceans

Innovative Challenge Series

To play our role in scaling up the awareness and action towards a range of interlinked environmental challenges, we are offering your organisation the opportunity to engage your employees through a unique challenge series.

CVA is running four Corporate Challenge events throughout the year, across multiple locations, to help people take action for nature and provide the opportunity for organisations to participate in activities that positively impact communities and our natural world.

Each challenge event aligns with an international day of recognition, including Earth Day, World Environment Day, World Habitat Day and International Volunteer Day.


CVA Corporate Challenge Series - Tree Planting

Why get involved?

The Corporate Challenge Series is the perfect opportunity for organisations to engage staff in team building events that provide meaningful in-person volunteering and innovative online activities.

Our in-person, outdoor challenges offer the opportunity to connect with nature and get physically active through tree planting and clean up activities which make a real and tangible difference. Participants tell us that they love the opportunity to meet other people in their organisation and create new relationships in a friendly and competitive atmosphere, to take out the challenge trophy.

In our virtual innovation challenge, employees are able to work together on their own time from different locations around the world without requiring face-to-face meetings – fostering an open culture of creativity which breaks down silos between departments within your company as well as those across organisations.

Participants from our World Oceans Day-themed 2020 Corporate Innovation Challenge shared that employees felt empowered to use their skills and experience, whilst also challenged and inspired by the new domain to apply their capabilities to. With a self-paced structure to work to, employees used their talents to invent new sustainability initiatives, pitch new products, and assess their own organisation’s opportunities for change.


“The Aon Charitable Foundation is a long-time partner of CVA, and to have this opportunity to support CVA and Australian native wildlife, while providing a fantastic virtual engagement opportunity for our colleagues is amazing.”

– Fiona Norris, Manager, The Aon Charitable Foundation


Corporate Partners protect ocean life such as the Short headed seahorse - image by Ocean Imaging

Image courtesy of Ocean Imaging

The Corporate Challenge Series Calendar 2021

Day of Recognition
CVA Campaign
Event Description
Atlassian Corporate Innovation Challenge Earth Day Tuesday 20th April 2021
Make a difference together #ForNature through this online digital corporate innovation challenge, supported by Atlassian. Teams will work together to create solution to help increase the number of Australian’s actively participating in Citizen Science opportunities for biodiversity. Access to exclusive Citizen Science masterclasses and online guidance will be provided throughout the 4-hour challenge and the winning team will present their idea to Atlassian to be actively pursued.   
Location: National, Online

Teams: up to 5 people

Event Complete

World Environment Day Planting Challenge World Environment Day Friday 4th June 2021

Join our largest annual Corporate Planting Challenge and beat last year’s achievement: 16,000 natives planted across Australia and NZ. This Planting Challenge will involve planting flora species which are relevant for each site location. Location: Capital Cities, In-person

Cost: $3,000 per team

Teams: up to 10 people

Event Complete

Wild Homes Challenge World Habitat Day Day Thursday 7th October 2021 Break out the tool kit and help us construct new homes for our (threatened) species. From bee hotels to nesting boxes, corporate teams will be given the blueprint for building a special native species home and must work together to construct as many creative, high quality homes as possible over 3 hours. Location: Capital Cities, In-person

Teams: up to 10 people

Event Complete

Christmas Clean Up Challenge International Volunteer Day Friday 3rd December 2021 Dust off your Santa hats and join us at the beach for our annual Christmas Clean-up Challenge! Dressed in your best Aussie Christmas getup, corporate teams will race against the clock to collect and sort as much ocean litter as possible. Location:
Capital Cities, In-person

Teams: up to 10 people



Event Format

  • All four events are open for corporate participation only. 
  • Teams of up to 5 (for our online event) and teams of up to 10 participants (for in-person events) can be registered to secure participation.
  • Entry cost, capacity and availability may vary for each event and location. 


How To Take Part

We will open registration for each Event soon.

To stay up to date and register your team(s) once available, please sign up below and we will be in touch as soon as registrations open. 

If you’re interested in finding out what it takes to support us to make one of the events to happen with naming rights and your organisation’s name at the forefront of our Challenge Series, get in touch here to speak to one of our Partnerships Team.

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84% of the 2020 Corporate Innovation Challenge participants rated the event 5/5 for overall experience

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