2023 CSR Reporters Awards to feature “CSR 50” compendium launch
The editorial board of CSR Reporters, Nigeria’s first and only all-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability publication, has announced the dates and entry for its annual Social Impact and Sustainability Award (SISA).
The award recognises initiatives of companies in promoting sustainable economies in Nigeria and in serving the needy public.
Now in its fourth year, the CSR REPORTERS’ awards is an annual event to recognise, honour and celebrate the outstanding efforts of organizations and individuals that have made transformative impacts on Nigerian society in the year under review.
Eche Munonye, the Editor-In-Chief of CSR REPORTERS who briefed newsmen in Abuja recently, noted that the award will have 35 categories across Social Impact, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability initiatives.
This year’s edition will be unique as it will witness the unveiling of a year-long research document tagged “CSR 50”. The document, Eche said, is an annual research article of 50 organisations and individuals that contribute to building a better society for all.
Eche further revealed that the document, which is in 4 sections of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability; Corporate philanthropy; Nonprofit Impact and Individual Philanthropy looks at organisations and individuals that have embedded international Sustainability best practices in their approach to business and philanthropy. These organisations have approached their operations or part of their operations with recourse to the three pillars of Sustainable Business Practice: Social, economic, and environmental.
These organisations have been assessed based on the seven core subjects of social responsibility as outlined on ISO 26000 SR Guidance Standards.
On how the publication was able to verify the research contained in the “CSR 50” document, Eche said ‘CSR REPORTERS drew up the list of organizations in various categories by sending out questionnaire among different stakeholders – verifiable published information and third party certifications, employees of different organizations, professional bodies, sections of the Nigerian public, CR&S practitioners, NGOs, Host Communities, and the press for their inputs. The data generated is reviewed, analysed, and compiled into a reference document, which is primarily intended to further promote the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR & S) agenda and body of knowledge in Africa’.
The high point of the event will be the unveiling of the Philanthropic Person of the Year, which is the most competitive category of the award. The process of nomination of organizations and individuals for the awards is simple and interactive. A click on www.csrreporters.com will help the intended nominator achieve this with utmost ease.
The entry-vetting panel, he further disclosed, is made up of top media, CSR, and sustainability researchers, headed by Mr. Eustace Onuegbu is one of the most respected names in the CSR and Sustainability Research and Consultancy sector.
Entry for the award closes on September 9, while the in-person ceremony will be held in Lagos on Saturday, November 25, 2022.