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SERAs CSR Awards Announces 2015 Entry

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IN recognition of companies whose Corporate Social Responsibilities initiatives have been hinged on global best practice, TruContact CSR, organisers of SERAs awards have released the call for entry for the 2015 edition of the annual awards.

The award, which is Nigeria’s top CSR and sustainability honour, enters in ninth year. The awards process is also designed to integrate principles and framework of the Global compact, global reporting Initiative and ISO 26000.

The SERAs is reputed to be the major promoter and force behind galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to imbibe the ethos of CSR and sustainability in Nigeria.

According to the founder and coordinator of the awards, Ken Egbas, “Nigeria being the most populous nation in Africa with a greater number of her population affected, the world expects Nigeria to lead the African charge in making inroads against hunger, disease and ending environmental degradation and climate change and helping to put in place infrastructure and processes that will sustain progress.

“The task ahead is how we rise to the challenge to provide apt and innovative public-private sector collaborations and partnerships that will set Nigeria on the path to attaining the SDG’s. This will require new levels of investments and accountability, as well as leadership and solidarity.”

The theme for 2015 edition of the award is “Building Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Business Leadership as a Catalyst for Development.”

“This seeks to explore the vital role cooperation and partnerships have played in the efforts to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) and how such inclusive approach will enhance innovative mechanisms for financing and accountability as these factors remains crucial for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the post 2015 development agenda,” Egbas explained.


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