SERAS CSR awards calls for entry
TruContact CSR Nigeria has called for entry for The SERAS- CSR Awards 2016 edition, marking the 10th anniversary of the award.
The award has earned its positioning as the biggest, most consistent, most credible awards of its kind on the African continent.
The theme for the awards is: Sustainable Development Goals and The Future of Africa: Organisations as The Game Changers, and the theme is based on the launch of an ambitious global mission by the world leaders to reduce poverty and enhance human development. Entry forms can be downloaded at www.theseras.com
According to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, business is a “vital partner in achieving the sustainable development goals” The UN holds the view that the SDG’s cannot succeed without the support of business to design and scale up sustainable solutions.
“When we commenced the awards in 2007, we had short, medium and long term goals. We expected by the tenth or eleventh year to make the awards accessible to all of Africa, that is after we must have proven our mettle in Nigeria which of course is not only one of the largest markets in Africa, but also at the moment rated as number two on the continent in terms of CSR and sustainability investment and related activities.
Besides, over the last two editions we have had organizations in east and southern Africa wanting to participate. So we believe the time is right to open the SERAS to the rest of Africa. We are also on track to make the awards one of the top three of its kind in the world”, said Ken Egbas, the coordinator of the awards.
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