Award Categories

The world is facing climate challenges and ecological fragility, and with growing demand on natural resources it is more important now than ever that we act to bring about a more sustainable approach to development. The winner of this award will be the organisation that has judge to have run the most effective campaign in addressing environmental issues.

Judges will be looking for examples of long-term sustainable campaigns that seek to;

  • Conserve the eviromental wellbeing of the oceans and seas as well sustainably utilising marine resources.
  • Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and stop biodiversity loss.
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production practices and reduce waste along the supply chain.
  • Educate and raise awareness of climate change and its impacts.
  • Promote access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all.

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Education is a leading source of inequality in the world, it is crucial that people are provided the resources to be able to achieve their full potential. The Equality in Education Awards are aimed at organisations which have most effectively improved education access and quality of education.

Judges will be looking for examples of long-term sustainable campaigns that seek to;

  • Improve access to education for members of underdeveloped communities.
  • Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education.
  • Use innovation to improve quality of teaching techniques.
  • Build and upgrade education facilities that are inclusive and effective learning environments for all.
  • Increase the availability of courses that promote relevant technical and vocational skills.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. While over the last decade great strides have been made to improve gender inequality and further women’s rights, there is still a long way to go. The awards will be presented to the organisations that have taken the greatest steps to empower women and address gender imbalances in society.

Judges will be looking for examples of long-term sustainable campaigns that seek to:

  • End any forms of discrimination against all women and girls.
  • Promote and train women for leadership roles.
  • Give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property.
  • Raise social awareness of gender inequality.

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Around the world people are spending an increased proportion of their lives in a work environment. For this reason, creating a diverse and inclusive environment while promoting a fulfilling experience for employees is of great importance. The winners of this award will be the organisations that demonstrate the most significant attempts to provide the best possible working environment.

Judges will be looking for examples of programs and initiatives that seek to;

  • Increase inclusive practices and promote diversity through the organisation.
  • Encourage employees to volunteer and achieve a level of self-actualisation.
  • Train, mentor and motivate employees to attain their full potential.
  • Advance the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.

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While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day. A determined effort is still required to defeat society’s greatest injustice. The awards will go to the organisations that have run the most successful campaigns in the fight against poverty.

Judges will be looking for examples of long-term sustainable campaigns that seek to;

  • Raise living standards and improve access to basic services for communities in underdeveloped regions.
  • Reduce hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition in underdeveloped regions.
  • Reduce the impact of disasters, while advancing efforts for recovery.
  • Maximize the value passed down the supply chain especially in the case of small scale producers, to ensure a stable living income.
  • Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

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Community and culture are the two pillars that enable us to live a rich human experience. The winner of this award will be the organization that has gone to the greatest length to foster a sense of community or promote cultural activities.

Judges will be looking for examples of programs and initiatives that seek to;

  • Advance and safeguard cultural activities including art, sport and music.
  • Increase cross-cultural exchange, develop an international community and promote international cooperation.
  • Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.
  • Build out local communities and support networks.

Since the last CSIA in 2019, we have experienced an era defining pandemic which has affected all of our lives. In a world recovering from Covid-19, providing healthcare and promoting the wellbeing of others has a newfound importance.

Overcoming disease and ill health will require concerted and sustained efforts, focusing on population groups and regions that have been neglected. The awards will be won by the organisations that have demonstrated the greatest long-term impact on health and wellbeing.

Judges will be looking for examples of long-term sustainable campaigns that seek to;

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all.
  • Increase access to healthcare in regions that lack adequate resources.
  • Inform and educate on disease prevention, mental health awareness, substance abuse and avoidance, and positive healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries.