BCCT Better Business Awards
The inaugural BCCT Better Business Awards takes place on September 14th. This much anticipated event recognizes businesses that have gone above and beyond in three important socially conscious categories; Diversity, Social Enterprise, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
The three award categories:
CSR – Adecco
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an increasingly important part of any company. From the early days of simple (though important) Philanthropy CSR has become an integral corporate activity. Globally employees are placing increasing importance on a company’s CSR actions in their decision to work for that company. Companies now find that attracting the best talent – and retaining that talent – is reliant on their company having not only a great CSR programme but also on how they communicate that programme to the world. CSR is also being integrated into the mission of a company and is no longer seen as something “other” or additional.
This award is to recognize a company operating in Taiwan that demonstrates excellence and/or innovation in their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. The award is not dependent on a company’s size and is open to local and/or foreign companies. It will consider not only the CSR programme that a company runs but also how that programme is relevant and integrated into the business and the benefits that it brings to the recipients, the employees, and the wider network of stakeholders.
Diversity – The British Council
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of great business. Companies around the world now recognize that it is the rich diversity of a workplace that creates innovation and helps modern companies to thrive. Beyond simply inclusion companies are now very aware that it is in the diversity of ideas and backgrounds that the future of innovation lies. We are aware that across different organisations in Taiwan, some fantastic, innovative work in equality, diversity and inclusion is taking place.
A Diversity Award, open to Taiwan-based organisations from both the private and public sectors and under the banner of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Better Business Awards, will provide a great platform to celebrate and share the achievements and learning from organisations in this important area. It will also, more crucially, become a valuable tool to acknowledge the organisations and individuals excelling in the area and to recognise the impact that their work has on their organisations but also on the wider communities and on society at large. Submissions can be made in the form of an individual or a team submission, but all have to be made under the name of a specific company or organisation.
This is aligned to our own aspirations at the British Council to be an organisation recognised as taking a leading role in international approaches to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Social Enterprise – KPMG
Social Enterprise, it uses business methods to solve problems in society and despite the seriousness, many are thriving with as many reporting growth last year as conventional businesses in the world.
Development of social enterprises in the world has become a trend. Social enterprises have proved to be a kind of social innovation, and effectively solve social or environmental problems via the sustainable business model. The major purpose of social enterprise is to pursuit public interest and solve the social problem. It doesn’t rely on the government’s grant or the donation from private sector. Social enterprises will archive a kind of self-liquidating business through the effective management. The development of social enterprise in Taiwan is still on the early stage, but it getting wide attention so far. Create a suitable social business development environment requires public, enterprises, and government to work together. Thus, can encourage social enterprise to make the continue innovation and steadily growing.
A Social Enterprise Award, open to Taiwan-based social enterprises (company limited or company limited by shares) and under the banner of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei Business Awards, will provide a great platform to celebrate and share the achievements and learning from organisations in this important area. Not only leverage KPMG’s professional experience in audit, finance, tax and advisory service, but also involve the professional consulting and incubation program via connecting our clients’ network. It can create more business opportunities to carry out the cooperation between social enterprises, profit-organizations and potential investors.