Clarity, Transparency and Integrity

A fair and impartial judicial process is at the heart of the 2021 China Social Impact Awards. The judicial process is audited by a third party to ensure clarity, transparency and integrity.

Judging Panels

The judges for the CSIA’s were handpicked because in the opinion of the Award sponsor and the British Chamber of Commerce in China, they are respected and prominent individuals in the CSR field. We thank all of our judges for their time and energy into ensuring the success of the Awards.

  • Each Award will have a separate panel of 5 judges with expertise in the area relating to the award.
  • Judges will be independent. In order to avoid a conflict of interests, we require that Judges have no connections with applicants in the award.
  • There will be no public vote. The judges have been chosen for their experience and expertise, and they will make the final decision.
  • The Panel has been asked to judge based on the effectiveness of the campaign on social impact over the last 12 months. Judges will take into account the resources of the company applying. They will look to see how specialised knowledge and skills have been leveraged to enhancing social and environmental developments.
  • The Panel will also judge on the long term sustainability and scalability of any projects.
  • Questions have been designed to help applicants structure their applications to meet these judging criteria.

Judging Process

The judging process itself is broken down into two stages;

First Stage:

The Panel will individually shortlist and rank the applications. Overall scores will be given to each application. Each judge’s scores will be ranked, each judges ranking will be tallied, and three highest-scoring will be selected as finalists.

Second Stage:

The same Panel will then come together as a group and discuss the merits of each of the finalists, coming to a clear decision on the winner and runners-up. In the case of a split decision, finalists will be asked to interview in front of the Panel.

Winners of the Awards will be revealed during the Gala dinner on 16th September, 2021.

Auditor of the Voting Process

We are delighted to announce that KPMG have agreed to scrutinise the judging process, ensuring that the process is transparent, fair and legitimate.

2021 Judges

To be announced