Acquisition International magazine proudly welcomes you to the inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Awards! Since our launch in 2010, we have been committed to rewarding the leading players within a variety of industries through our acclaimed industry awards. As part of our process, we closely monitor current trends across the corporate landscape, shaping the focus of our programmes accordingly to reflect these developments.
With this in mind, Acquisition International has launched the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022 to recognise the growing importance of ethical and environmentally conscious business practices worldwide. In recent years, CSR initiatives have evolved from being considered a superficial PR strategy to now being seen as an integral foundation for success, with most businesses taking serious steps to place this at the forefront of their development plans.
This is not without cause, as the latest figures show that nearly three quarters of consumers consider the values of a brand before making purchasing decisions, and over half would be willing to pay more for a product or service if it is provided by a sustainable company. The onset of what is being coined Ethical Consumerism is becoming a prominent factor in how people live, spend, and work, and businesses of the future will have to sincerely prioritise CSR if they hope to stay competitive
As more countries are implementing state mandated CSR regulations, companies that can efficiently meet or exceed these goals stand the best chance of maximising profits and cementing their brand value in the evolving corporate world. Acquisition International magazine aims to recognise the top companies and professionals investing in these social and environmental issues, whether that be through sustainability initiatives, reducing carbon footprint, taking part in charitable giving, or making commitments to diversity and equality.
Our focus with the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022 isn’t limited to the organisations themselves. We will provide award categories for those providing support and guidance to businesses implementing CSR strategies, from HR Management professionals, Legal Advisory firms, Corporate Culture consultants, to Risk Managers, Impact Investing experts, and Marketing and Advertising executives.
If you would like to nominate yourself, your company, or a worthy applicant that you know of, you can do so by filling in the form provided or contacting our Awards Team directly. Being successful in the programme will give you the opportunity to promote your company to an international audience of corporate professionals, through inclusion in our dedicated winners magazine. In addition to editorial coverage, the commercial packages that we offer to our recipients also include a variety of digital and physical marketing tools that you can utilise to make the most of your success. If you aren’t looking to take advantage of these optional advertising packages, we also provide complementary items so you can shout about your award regardless of investment level.
The team at Acquisition International wish the best of luck to all potential nominees in the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2022!
The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.
Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
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