Chambers Ireland has published the shortlist for the 2022 Sustainable Business Impact Awards. In total, 75 projects have been shortlisted across fourteen award categories. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on September 22nd.
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and run-in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development who support the Social Enterprise category.
Minister of Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, stated, “Social Enterprises provide a vital role in their communities. This was particularly so during Covid-19 when so many Social Enterprises went above and beyond. I’m therefore delighted to support these awards, which contribute to improving the opportunities for social enterprises in the business-to-business supply chain. Sponsorship of the ‘Partnering with a Social Enterprise’ category underscores my commitment to supporting Social Enterprises and to the ongoing delivery of the National Social Enterprise Policy.”
Alasdair Henderson, Executive Director at BAM Ireland, said, “as a long-term partner of the awards, it has been a real privilege to see sustainability become an imperative strategic focus for Irish businesses, large and small. At BAM our purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives where we want to have an overall positive impact on society and the environment. Every year we are inspired and motivated by the initiatives undertaken by the candidates. These awards demonstrate best practices for an agile sustainable business. Congratulations to all participants and in particular to those shortlisted.”
The awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and highlight the impactful and innovative ways businesses engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their communities.
President of Chambers Ireland, Mags Brennan said, “the businesses shortlisted today have managed to deliver on their continued commitment to sustainable practices. This has been to the benefit of their community, the climate and their people. The awards allow us to show just how impactful business can be.”
“The economic, social and environmental challenges which we are collectively facing today cannot be managed and dealt with by governments and NGOs alone. Complex sustainability issues in the areas of climate and economic inclusion have resounding impacts which will prove costly for businesses to ignore in the long and short term.”
The Sustainable Business Impact Awards showcase best practice in sustainable business development and social responsibility undertaken by companies of all sizes across Ireland. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of these Awards, celebrating sustainable business practices and championing Chambers Ireland’s alignment with the Goals.
The SDGs are a compass to which companies can measure and align their strategies to, and in doing so the business case for the SDGs is at the core of the importance of transformative practices.
Source: Chambers Ireland