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The awards programme celebrating SME’s ‘doing good’

Guest Blog Post

It’s a recognised truth amongst SMEs who regularly engage in charitable giving and fundraising, that the drivers are not solely about contributing to social causes and helping those in need. They also hope that it will connect with customers who appreciate businesses that are socially responsible and are making a positive difference in the world.

Similarly, a committed approach to sustainability goes beyond just reducing or mitigating negative effects on the environment and society. It also involves creating positive impacts, promoting social equity and economic growth, and contributing to the well-being of all stakeholders involved.

The Global Good Awards are now in their 9th year. Celebrating organisations – large and small – who demonstrate how they are ‘doing good’ with the evidence to back it up. These are awards that don’t care for mere intentions or ‘greenwashing’ – they want to highlight real results and impact.

The awards welcome all and even have categories directly focused on SMEs and start-ups.

Scoring looks at input vs impact – SMEs with a small team, delivering positive outcomes to many individuals, are deemed more impactful than huge corporations that affect relatively fewer individuals. As a result, these smaller companies can - and do - outperform large corporations since actions are more crucial than size.

As an example, the winner of the Technology for Good category in 2022, was Dayrize with their circa 40-strong team. Their innovative technology, which is able to quickly assess the environmental and social impact of consumer products, outshone second place EY (a global organization of 365,000 employees!) in part because they are achieving incredible change with a relatively small resource.

Global Good Awards

Similarly, Global Good judges aren’t afraid to split Gold awards to form ‘Large’ and ‘Small’ versions, to ensure recognition is given where it’s due. This was exactly the case in 2021, in the Waste Reduction & Minimalisation category; both the global carrier DPD, and Ian Snow with their team of nine, were awarded the top gong for their real results.

The awards are a fantastic opportunity to stand out from the competition and showcase environmental and social efforts. Plus, for every entry, £5 is donated to the charity Cool Earth via Work for Good, helping the charities work with rainforest communities. Just one more reason why businesses might want to think about submitting!

Early bird entries end on 24th March, with the main entry deadline on 21st April.

Enter here >>https://globalgoodawards.co.uk/