The British Chamber of Commerce in China, in partnership with the United Nations and the international business community in China, are pleased to announce that the 2021 China Social Impact Awards are now open for applications.
The CSIA are held every two years, and returning for its second year, the Awards continue to recognise and celebrate the meaingful and inspiring social impact initiatives that companies have done to further social good, environmental sustainability, inclusion and diversity.
The 2021 CSIA is honoured to be endorsed by United Nations China, we are proud to invite Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator in China to be the patron of the awards. 我们很荣幸邀请到联合国驻华协调员常启德担任本届大奖的形象大使.
7 Unique Awards
In the spirit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the China Social Impact Awards are categorised by seven areas of social impact: Environmental Impact, Empowerment of Women, Poverty Alleviation, Equality in Education, Employee Engagement, Community & Culture and Universal Healthcare.
The Community and Culture Awards are awarded to organizations that have gone to great lengths to foster a sense of community or promote cultural activities. This includes advancing art, sport and music, increasing cultural exchange, as well as promoting community based support networks.
The Environmental Impact Awards are aimed at organisations which have most effectively addressed environmental issues. These issues range from increasing access to clean energy, promoting responsible consumption and production, directly contributing to the fight against climate change and protecting wildlife on land and sea.
The Empowerment of Women Awards are presented to organisations who have made strides in promoting gender equality. This includes ending gender based discrimination, training women for leadership roles, promoting equal rights to economic resources and raising social awareness of gender issues.
The Equality in Education Awards are aimed at organisations which have most effectively improved education access and quality of education. This can include expanding education access to underdeveloped communities, removing gender disparities in education access, showing innovative methods of improving education quality and promoting technical and vocational courses.
The Employee Engagement Awards are granted to organisations which have most effectively promoted employee welfare. This may include promoting diversity, helping employees achieve a level of self-actualisation as well as advancing the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.
The Poverty Alleviation Awards are aimed at organisations which have shown initiative and effectiveness in ending extreme poverty. The Awards are aimed for organisations which have raised living standards and food security for impoverished communities, providing disaster relief, ensuring a stable income for small scale producers and promoting clean water access.
The Universal Healthcare Awards are presented to organisations which have proven themselves in promoting public health. This may include expanding access to medical care in regions which lack these resources, informing the public about health issues through health campaigns as well as supporting vaccine research and development.
Open to all companies, regardless of size or nationality
Two awards will be given for each area of social impact, the first for large corporations who have made strides in their respective category, and the second for small to medium sized enterprises that have pioneered positive social impact in their own unique way.
2021 CSIA remain committed to a fair and transparent judging process audited by KPMG China. The candidates for each award will be evaluated by a panel of five judges, selected based on their expertise in sustainability and corporate responsibility.
The 2021 China Social Impact Awards will bring together domestic and multinational companies in China, and are delighted to be co-organised by the international business community, with close support from the United Nations in China.