ABOUT CSR REPORTERS AWARDS
In its third year, CSR Reporters, Nigeria’s No. 1 Social Responsibility publication has instituted this social impact and sustainability Awards to recognize corporate initiatives in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to achieve inclusive growth and inclusive and sustainable development.
Although there is still a lot of vagueness and instability about what corporate social responsibility truly implies and additionally what drives a business to seek after it. Whatever are the inspirations driving corporate social responsibility speculations, it is likewise translated as the idea of triple main concern which catches an extended range of qualities and criteria for measuring organizational achievement; financial, environmental and social.
While business morals and corporate management join to create the way to accomplish hierarchical greatness, the genuine test is the point at which this magnificence is changed over into business manageability and here, corporate social responsibility assumes a noteworthy part.
Yes, CSR initiatives in Nigeria are beginning to be strategic, providing a thorough engagement of businesses in society and nation building, albeit still mostly discretionary and philanthropic, characterized by donations, charities and community developments.
The CSR Reporters Philanthropic Awards on Social Impact and Sustainability Practices was instituted therefore to celebrate those organizations and well-meaning individuals who are in the forefront of the laudable culture of helping to build a better society for all.
Motivations of the Award
Since 2018, CSR Reporters has been the main organizer for this annual event, receiving 200 award nominations every year. The prestigious awards given under various categories are much sought-after by organizations in Nigeria, most of which are leading ethical organizations engaged in sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
This Award was instituted to celebrate those organizations and well-meaning individuals at the forefront of the laudable culture of helping to build a better society for all. The award ceremony honors and celebrates the outstanding achievements of organizations that have played inherent roles as change agents in the nation’s socio-economic transformation and their noble initiatives to promote sustainable economies in Nigeria and serve society.
The Award seeks to highlight and recognize companies that have done their part to integrate sustainability principles in their business operations and relationships. Relevant examples include: –
- Adopting a greener and sustainable supply chain ecosystem
- Reducing pollution and waste while optimizing product life cycles
- Increase productivity and optimize material usage
- They adopt good labor practices by looking after employee welfare by promoting health and safety at work while not forgetting to do good for the communities.
Core Objectives of the Award
The Award seeks to:
- Recognize the organizations that have positively impacted business and society by taking a strategic approach to CS&R through collaborative programs.
- Recognize the companies leading transformation by integrating sustainability in their core business model.
- Recognize companies for implementing conservation and sustainable management measures of the biodiversity and ecosystem in the value chain.
- Identify innovative approaches and employ applications and technologies that will help build robust CS&R programs to further the cause of inclusive and sustainable development.
Nomination and Mode of Entry
The 2022 edition, and nominations are officially open. The Awards office will undertake an extensive eleven-week promotional campaign, including telemarketing, direct mail, editorials, television commercials, radio, and social media marketing to encourage nominations. Category naming right sponsors will receive extensive exposure throughout the marketing campaign and will be encouraged to develop their social media and promotional leverage.
Extensive media exposure to the CSR Reporters Awards is achieved through:
30-second television commercials to be aired across the six geo-political zones
Editorials each week in CSR Reporters magazine and other supporting news publication platforms. The radio station will run ads and interviews.
There are two main modes of entry – by application and by nomination. However, the editorial board recognition and selection is also considered as a mode of entry.
Key dates for your diary:
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2022
Shortlist Announcement: September 30, 2022
In-Person Awards Ceremony at the Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos: November 26, 2022.
To nominate, send mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the award category you are entering as the subject.
Our extensive marketing and public relations campaign assists us in generating interest in the Awards while also providing branding and promoting our sponsors as good corporate citizens. The public and community support for the Awards will allow sponsors to be aligned with a wide range of community and individual activities. Our promotional campaign enables a broad reach into all nooks and cranny of Nigeria.
The CSR Reporters Awards will be supported by an extensive marketing and public relations campaign, including:
- Printed material and direct mail
- Interactive website
- Social Media
Judging of Nominations
Awards Steering Committee, co-chaired by the President of the International Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and the Director of Impact Assessment at the Federal Ministry of Environment, has been constituted. The Steering Committee has representation from Government, NUJ, Nigerian Bar Association, NECA, and NACCIMA.
A detailed operational strategy outlining the application process and field verification of applications/ nominated entries through an independent jury has been approved by the Steering Committee. Our judges review all nominations through our online system, hosted on our website, before getting together for the final judging day.
CSR REPORTERS parades some of the finest writers, researchers, columnists and editors. These men and women are high profile and committed professionals who have excelled in the field of marketing communication, sustainability, journalism and media.
Eche Munonye is a journalist and a renowned Corporate Governance Strategist. He headed corporate communications unit in a number of high profile companies in Nigeria and abroad before joining forces with like minds to fill the obvious void in CSR reporting. His admirers call him, The CSR EVANGELIST!
Jibril Musa is a seasoned writer and editor. Jibril has headed editorial units of several notable publications before joining CSR REPORTERS as The General Editor.
Bukola Olaosebikan is an accomplished Strategy and Business Development executive having worked in some of the best organizations prior to joining CSR REPORTERS.