Why a Social Enterprise Award?
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.
Social enterprise is a world trend. Social enterprises are a kind of social innovation, and effectively solve social or environmental problems via a sustainable business model. The major purpose of social enterprise is to pursue public interest and solve social problems. It doesn’t rely on government grants or donations from the private sector. The development of social enterprise in Taiwan is still in the early stages but is getting wide attention.
Creating a suitable social business development environment requires public, enterprise, and government to work together. Only in this way we can encourage social enterprise in continuous innovation and steady growth.
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. This will 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-organisations and potential investors.
We suggest that submissions can be made in the form of a team submission, but all have to be made under the name of a specific company.
We suggest that nominations/entries can be made under one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 1: No Poverty
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being for People
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Goal 15: Life on Land
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
1. Clarify the relation of Social Enterprise and social issue (25%)
2. Sustainable business model (20%) 【Bonus question (3%)】
3. Realistic economic value and social impact (20%)
4. Transparent governance (20%)
5. Innovative product or service solution (15%)
*Note: In order to ensure fairness and diversity of awards, the winner of last year cannot reapply for the same award this year, but can apply for other award categories. (This regulation does not apply to finalists)
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