Beijing, 27 August 2019 – The British Chamber of Commerce in China (The British Chamber), in partnership with the United Nations, is proud to announce the launch of the 2019 China Social Impact Awards (The Awards).
The Awards celebrate the positive impact companies and organisations of all industries and sizes have had on society and the environment in China.
From 26 August 2019, companies and organisations can enter into seven categories including: Environmental Impact; Empowerment of Women; Poverty Alleviation; Equality in Education; Employee Engagement; Community and Culture; and Universal Healthcare. Applications close on 25 September 2019.
The 2019 China Social Impact Awards build on the success of awards held two years ago in Beijing and collectively strive to raise awareness of the importance of the role companies and organisations have in achieving a better and more sustainable future for all in China and beyond. This year’s awards expand to include companies of all nationalities operating in China. The British Chamber is honoured to have Nicholas Rosellini, Resident Coordinator in China at the United Nations, serve as Patron of the Awards.
A fair, diverse and impartial judicial process is at the heart of the 2019 China Social Impact Awards. The judging process is audited by a third party to ensure clarity, transparency and integrity. Each award category will have an independent panel of five judges who have expertise social impact. The winners will be selected through a two-stage process. Finalists will be announced prior to the unveiling of the winners during a gala dinner on 7th November 2019 at China World Hotel in Beijing.
The 2019 China Social Impact Awards are organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China. The event is proudly supported by United Nations, UN Global Compact, Syntao – Sustainability Solutions, American Chamber of Commerce in China, EU SME Centre, China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, China – Australia Chamber of Commerce, The British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, The British Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou and The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China.
Applications for the 2019 China Social Impact Awards are now open and submissions close on Wednesday 25 September 2019. To apply and / or for more details please visit www.socialimpactawards.cn.
Endorsement and Quotes
“The importance of creating a sustainable model for development cannot be understated. In today’s world companies play an integral role in helping ensure that we achieve a sustainable future. With this in mind, the British Chamber of Commerce in China is hosting the 2019 China Social Impact Awards to recognise the positive impact of those already actively embracing this responsibility and to inspire and encourage companies and individuals to go further. We look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of businesses across China.”
St. John Moore, Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in China
“Business decisions made purely on the bottom line give you a good quarter. Business decisions made with humanity give you a good quarter of a century. Engage in the 2019 China Social Impact Awards, share your stories of humanity and inspire the world to create greater social change”
Steven Lynch, Managing Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in China
“Belt and Road, China 2025 and President Xi’s poverty alleviation policy all mean that companies that wish to remain welcome in China have to play their part contributing to society. It’s not just a political issue, it’s an economic imperative. Companies that focus on ESG – Environment Social and Governance issues are better placed to attract long term investment. If you want to attract global talent companies have to address global issues such as climate change and wealth inequality. Enter the 2019 China Social Impact Awards to show us how your company contributes to tomorrow’s issues today.”
Clare Pearson, Chair of the CSR Forum and former Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China
About the British Chamber of Commerce in China
We are a membership organisation focused on providing advocacy, business support and networking opportunities for British business in China. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a strong and diverse membership. With nearly four decades worth of experience supporting members succeed in China, the British Chamber of Commerce in China brings the British business community together and helps them thrive in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
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