FAQ

“The awards validate and celebrate the companies which are leading the way in sustainable business and which have truly instilled this objective into their long term business strategy. The awards also aim to inspire all businesses, large and small, to make sustainability the foundation of their corporate mission and brand”

Tony Gourlay , CEO, Global Initiatives
What is the judging process?

A: Finalists will be selected from among all entries based on scores of the completed questionnaires and its supporting data. These finalists are presented to the National Advisory Panel to give input on the final winners. Please check the Awards process here https://sustainablebusinessawards.com/about/award-process/

Who makes up the National Advisory Panels for the awards?

A: The SBA National Advisory Panels comprise sustainability experts and leaders from different stakeholder groups such as the government, academia and NGOs, who are very familiar with the national business landscape.

What do winners receive?

A: The winners are recognized at an awards ceremony where they will be awarded a trophy for each category that they win. In addition, there will be considerable media coverage and visibility at the awards ceremony.

What sort of publicity can SBA winners expect to receive?

The Awards’ public relations agency will generate national, regional, and local exposure for SBA winners through videos and online press. Please see our media page for past coverage.

Who can be nominated or submit entries?

Any registered company in the country where SBA is hosted is able to participate.

When is the submission deadline?

The deadline to complete and return the SBA self-assessment questionnaire differ for each country and can be seen on the individual country pages.

Are there entry fees?

No. Entering the awards is free.

What sort of publicity can SBA winners expect to receive?

The Awards’ public relations agency will generate national, regional, and local exposure for SBA winners through videos and online press.

Who sponsors the SBA?

Depending on the country and location, the venues hosting the award ceremony can sponsor the gala dinner to highlight their commitment to sustainability. If your company is interested in partnering with Global Initiatives on the SBA, please contact Vivian at vivian.zheng@globalinitiatives.com

The companies who win the awards are also required to attend the inauguration and to purchase a table (of 8 people including dinner) as support for the award ceremony organisation.

Are entry forms kept confidential?

Yes. The organisers ensure that only the authorized team and panel will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval.

When will the awards ceremony take place?

The exact dates of the 2019 awards ceremonies in each country can be seen on the individual country pages.

What will it cost to attend the awards dinner?

To attend the awards inauguration, winning companies are required to book a table in advance. Once the results have been finalised, companies will be informed of the cost via email / phone call.

To participate, sponsor, purchase tables or enquire about the Sustainable Business Awards, please contact:

 

Vivian Zheng
vivian.zheng@globalinitiatives.com