Chambers Ireland today (14 August 2020) publishes the Shortlist for the 2020 Sustainable Business Impact Awards, formerly known as the CSR Awards.
Over seventy projects have been shortlisted, across fourteen award categories and highlight the impactful and innovative ways businesses are engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals in their communities.
The winners of this year’s Sustainable Business Impact Awards will be announced on the 24 September. This year, the awards will be hosted online in a digital ceremony, so that the health and wellbeing of those shortlisted can be protected.
Announcing the shortlist, Siobhan Kinsella, Chambers Ireland President said,
“It’s an honour to announce the shortlist for the inaugural Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards.
2020 is a significant year. Following 16 years of the CSR awards, today marks the first occasion we announce the companies who are shortlisted for our newly named awards, recognising sustainable business impact.
This year is also significant because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented effect it has had on businesses and local economies, not only in Ireland, but right around the world.
Our business leaders are showing tremendous resilience in how they are facing the challenge of trading during a pandemic.
This makes it even more important to recognise the excellence in sustainable development and social responsibility that is evident in businesses of all shapes and sizes across the country.
Chambers Ireland is proud to announce the category shortlist today and we look forward to announcing the winners in September.
I wish all shortlisted applicants the very best of luck.”
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Also speaking today, Theo Cullinane, Chief Executive at BAM Ireland, said,
“The shortlist for the Chambers Ireland 2020 Sustainable Business Impact Awards is as impressive as ever and demonstrates the importance of sustainable business initiatives in Ireland.
As a long-time sponsor, we are proud to continue this partnership as the awards take this evolutionary step in becoming the Sustainable Business Impact Awards. At BAM, sustainability is at the core of what we do.
BAM adopted a new sustainability strategy in 2016, driven by these SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals). As a result, we have set ourselves the target of having a Net Positive Impact on Climate Change, Resources and People by 2050, and are proud of our prestigious “A” rating on the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).”