The 14th edition of Business Review Awards Gala, BR’s flagship event that recognizes outstanding achievements in the business community, will take place on March 4. We want to highlight the 14 categories in which the independent jury will select the winners for their exceptional performance in 2018.
The Best Community Development category is split into two sub-categories this year: Companies & NGOs.
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The Community Development – companies category – awards the CSR initiatives of both Romanian and foreign companies and recognizes their contribution to the community, by demonstrating their commitment to implementing medium and long term programs/projects. It looks to reward companies’ involvement in community development programs with a high social and or economic impact on the society.
Last year’s winner in the Best Community Development (Companies) category was OMV Petrom for their “Vocational Summer Camp” project.
The Community Development – NGOs category – awards the initiatives of local NGOs and recognizes the their contribution to the local community or society as a whole, by demonstrating their commitment to implementing medium and long term programs/projects. It looks to reward NGOs involvement in community development programs with a high social and/or economic impact on the society.
Last year’s winner in the Best Community Development (NGOs) category was Asociatia Daruieste Viata, for the first Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Romania.
More details about the categories and the judging criteria can be found here: https://bit.ly/2DgrfkI
How are the nominees judged?
The jury takes into account the following criteria before making a decision:
- Proven social impact of the business / initiative (community impact) in terms of number of direct beneficiaries, the impact on the community it is implemented in, the added value for the local CSR market / civil society scene;
- Developing long term programs or projects for local communities (long term commitment to the local community);
- The initiatives coming from both companies and NGOs must address a real need of the community (e.g. education, social intervention, health, environment, smart city);
- Being transparent to the local community by publishing annual sustainability reports (GRI 4) is an advantage.
This year’s jury
Dan Balotescu – Managing Partner | Media Investment
Horațiu Florescu – CEO | Knight Frank Ro
Oana Gheorghiu and Carmen Uscatu – Co-founders | Daruiește Viață
Dragoș Gheban – Managing Partner | Catalyst Solutions
Cristian Nacu – Sr. Country Officer | International Finance Corporation
Florian Nițu – Managing Partner | Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
Ilinca Păun – CEO | The Entrepreneurship Academy
Șerban Roman – Vice President, Country Director Romania | Enterprise Investors
Dragoș Tuță – Founder & General Manager | The CSR Agency
Franz Weiler – CEO, Uniqa Asigurări | President, Foreign Investors Council