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Top reasons your organisation should enter the Global Good Awards

Formerly the National CSR Awards, the Global Good Awards isn’t just about recognising big business for responsible and sustainable practices. It seeks to reward change in all organisations, big or small; building platforms to learn, share and progress ideas; and encouraging the development of ethical business practices.

From free, expert feedback, to great networking opportunities; from concessions to make the awards accessible to small businesses, to a carbon balanced event; here’s why you should consider entering.

Walking the talk: these awards practice what they preach. The 2017 event boasted many sustainable practices including:

  • All marketing materials printed on 100% recycled and carbon balanced paper from Denmaur (Revive100), by carbon positive printing company, Seacourt.
  • A sustainable Pescatarian menu, with event food waste donated to the homeless at the end of the evening via City Harvest London.
  • Hosted at Lord’s, which runs on 100% renewable energy.
  • ‘Eco-tie’, fair fashion dress-code. Be it sustainable cotton, upcycled or handed down, guests were encouraged to wear something colourful with a conscience.

The 2018 Awards’ event will be taking things much further. It will be carbon balanced through the World Land Trust (including delegate travel); the beautiful glass awards will all be made from re-used Belu water bottles from the 2017 event as well as off-cuts of  glass by Siobhan Jones; the menu will be vegetarian and vegan, with vegan wines; and a percentage of awards entries will also go to Charity of the Year, Royal Marsden.

Simple entry process, free feedback: a wide range of categories, with simple, straightforward entry processes that provide feedback to all entrants, totally free of charge. Entries are powered by the online platform Awardstage – an easier experience for both entrants and judges.

Experienced judges: the panel of judges have strong and varied experience in sustainable development, plus specific expertise that is matched to the relevant award categories. This ensures all entries receive a thorough and expert evaluation and detailed feedback.

Concessions to enable all: some of the most innovative ideas come out of the smallest of organisations, so offers and discounts are considered for both entries and ceremony ticket sales to make sure it’s an all-inclusive event.

An all-inclusive programme: ALL organisations can enter from large corporates to small seed-funded organisations and community initiatives. Projects from large and small organisations ‘can’ be compared to each other as all entries are considered based on the resources used, and not purely on the size of the project.

Charity of the Year: £10 from every entry and £5 from every ticket sale* will be donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. (*If the donation presents a policy issue, another charity can be selected).

Business benefits: in addition to the PR opportunities, a win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. Then there’s employee motivation: awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees, so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Millennials place great importance on how ‘good’ their prospective employer is too: so an award win can help you attract talent.

Entries open on the 1st December 2017 and close 2nd February 2018. You can find out more here.

Anyone wishing to be part of the Global Good revolution and the unique awards programme can contact Commercial Director, Richard Roe on 07776 206077 or email richard@GlobalGoodAwards.co.uk.

For entries and other enquiries, contact Founder, Karen Sutton: karen@GlobalGoodAwards.co.uk.

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Megan is a freelance writer and editor interested in sharing stories of positive change and resilience. Her blog - Joyful, Brave & Awesome - chronicles her experience as a parent of a special needs child. 

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