European Chamber Sustainability Awards
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The Shanghai Chapter of the European Chamber delivers each year a series of Sustainable Business awards. These are the sharings of the 2018 candidates.
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About the topic:
"Sustainability is the ability to exist constantly. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist. It is also defined as the process of people maintaining change in a homeostasis balanced environment, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations."
About the event:
In partnership with SYNTAO as our knowledge partner, and with our media partner, Shanghai Daily, the Awards aim to acknowledge innovation leadership achievements, raise sustainability awareness, and share the responsible business model experiences with organizations looking to embrace responsible business competition in China. The European Chamber believes that there is an urgent need for enterprises to build a sustainable business model which integrates social and environmental responsibilities into commercial activities and makes competitive responsibility a strong driver for future development which goes along with the EU 2020 targets and China’s long-term Sustainable Development Goals under China’s new leadership.
The Judging Panel is appointed by European Chamber Shanghai Chapter and includes:
Prof. Xuanwei Cao, International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU, UN PRME Action Team Leader
Dr Lydia Price, Professor of Marketing, CEIBS
Prof. Xiaojun Qian, Professor, Department of Leadership and Organization Management Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University
Dr. Jianzhong Lu, Founder, CSR Thought Lab
Dr. Peiyuan Guo, GM and Founder, Syntao
Dr. Min Tang, Executive Vice Chairman, You Cheng Foundation
Mr. Jilai Peng, Partner, Syntao
Ms. Eline van Nistelrooij, Vice Consul, Focal Point for Responsible Business Conducts, Consulate General of the Netherlands in Shanghai
Ms. Lotta Liljelund, Head of Sweden CSR Center Beijing
About the client:
"As the independent voice of European business in China, we seek greater market access and improved operating conditions for European companies".
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China was founded in 2000 by 51 member companies that shared a goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China. It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 25 Working Groups and 7 Fora representing European business in China.
The European Chamber now has more than 1,600 members in 7 chapters operating in 9 cities: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, South China (Guangzhou and Shenzhen), Southwest China (Chengdu, Chongqing) and Tianjin. Each chapter is managed at the local level by local boards reporting directly to the Executive Committee.
The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China. It is recognised as a Foreign Chamber of Commerce with the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.