Ceremony Date

12th September 2017

Price

Members 400 / Non-Members 800

Location

Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Join us at the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai Chapter with the support of GIZ, Technical Partner, and Shanghai Daily, Media Partner, have the honour to announce the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards, which will take place on 12th September, 2017 at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai.

The 2017 Sustainable Business 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 European 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 13 Five-Year-Plan and its long-term sustainability goals.

The afternoon will start with a panel of experts in Sustainability,who will explore what Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) and Shared Value for Business Innovation represent to companies and how they impact in the society as a return for further shared value creation.

Join us on 12th September, 2017, to celebrate the achievements and contribution of the award winners and nominees.

The 2017 Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony follows the success of the 10th Anniversary of the CSR Forum of the European Chamber and the success of the CSR CEO Series.

Register to attend the ceremony

Agenda

15:30-16:00 Registration
16:00-16:20 Opening Address by Mr Mats Harborn, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
16:20-16:35 Keynote speech by Dr Jianzhong Lu, Founder of CSR Thought Lab and Partner at Brunswick Group
16:35-17:15 Panel Discussion I: Shared Value for Business Innovation

Moderator:

  • Mr Hui Zhang, Vice Chair, CSR Forum, European Chamber

Panellists:

  • Prof Cao Xuan Wei, International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU, UN PRME Action Team Leader
  • Ms Onny Jalink, Deputy Consul-General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Shanghai
  • Ms Emilia Gargallo Gonzalez, Trade Officer, Delegation of the European Union to China
  • Ms Min Ren, General Manager, Enactus
17:15-17:55 Panel Discussion II: Business for Good & Sustainable Return on Investment

Moderator:

  • Ms Yalin Wang, Project Manager, UNDP China

Panellists:

  • Mr Mats Harborn, President, European Chamber
  • Dr Jianzhong Lu, Founder of CSR Thought Lab and Partner at Brunswick Group
  • Ms Lydia Price, Professor of Marketing, CEIBS
  • Ms Fiona Lang, Partner, Syntao
17:55-18:05 Tea break
18:05-18:15 Awards Methodology Introduction by Dr Cinderella von Durgern, China Coordinator, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
18:15-18:35 Awards Ceremony
18:35-18:45 Closing Remarks by Mr Carlo Diego D’Andrea, Chairman of the Shanghai Board and Vice-President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
18:45-19:25 Network and celebrate with the winners

AWARD CATEGORIES

Innovation Leadership
Award to a European Chamber member company to recognize its overall strategic planning and pioneering role in developing and implementing innovative practices, including but not limited to innovative approach applied on product process, material, technology and product itself, especially in advancing the creation of business shared value and responsible competitiveness.


Best Responsible Business Model
Award to a European Chamber member company to recognize its overall strategic planning and pioneering role in developing and implementing Responsible Business practices, especially in advancing the creation of social and business shared value.


Outstanding Sustainable Performance

Award to a European Chamber member company to recognize its overall strategic planning and pioneering role in maintaining Multi-Stakeholders’ roles in realizing UN Sustainability Development Goals in its China operations, including but not limited to engaging in cross-sector collaboration on shared vision, positively finding solutions and call for synergy in action, especially in advancing the creation of business and environment shared value to enhance company responsible competitiveness.

Assessment Criteria

The following criteria is used for the assesment of each application:

  • Clear explanation of programme targets and design
  • Financial sustainability of the programme
  • Sustainable Return on Investment (SROI) calculation on social environmental contributions
  • Monitoring and evaluation scheme in place
  • Overall impact/ effectiveness of programme

Application Checklist

  • Nomination Form
  • Company Logo (600×600 dpi and EPS format)
  • Supplementary materials (optional)

Timeline

  • Open for submissions: 27 March 2017
  • Close for submissions: 28 April 2017
  • First Stage assessment:  until 30 May 2017
  • Second Stage assessment: until  15 June 2017
  • Awards Ceremony: 12 September 2017

*If you have any queries about the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards methodology please contact Ms Tiantian Qi at tqi@europeanchamber.com.cn

**Please note that sponsorship of the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony does not influence nominations or winners in any way. 

How to Apply

The application period is now closed.

The Application period for the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards is closed. The Award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 12th September, 2017.

We are pleased to announce the candidates to the Sustainable Business Awards below (in alphabetical order):

ArkemaBayerBureau VeritasDanoneHenkelLanxessLegoL’Oréal MichelinPoclain HydraulicsSanofiSAPSGSStora Enso and Tetra Pak.

We wish all the candidates luck with their entries and look forward to seeing you all at the Awards Ceremony.

Speakers

Cinderella von Dungern

China coordinator for the EMSD Project

Mr. Mats Harborn

President, European Chamber of Commerce in China

Dr. Jianzhong Lu

Founder of CSR Thought Lab and Partner at Brunswick

Mr. Hui Zhang

Director, UTC Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Asia

Dr. Xuanwei Cao

Senior Lecturer of Management, XJTLU

Ms. Onny Jalink

Deputy Consul-General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Shanghai

Ms. Emilia Gargallo

Trade Officer at the Delegation of the European Union to China

Ms. Yalin Wang

Project Manager of United Nations Development Program in China

Prof. Lydia Price

Professor of Marketing, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

Ms. Fiona Lang

Partner, Syntao

JUDGES PANEL

The Judging Panel is appointed by European Chamber Shanghai Chapter and may include:

  • Prof. Xuanwei Cao, International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU, UN PRME Action Team Leader
  • Consul General Mr. Axel Cruau, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of France in Shanghai
  • Mr. Stefan Crets, Exeucitve Director, CSR Europe
  • Ms. Onni Jalink, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of the Netherlands in Shanghai
  • Mr. Philipp Kruschel, Executive Director, EMM Network for Sustainability
  • Consul General Lissete Lindahl, Consul General, Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai
  • Dr. Jianzhong Lu, Partner, Brunswick
  • Prof. Klaus Meyer, Professor of Strategy and International Business; Philips Chair in Strategy and International Business, Co-Director of Centre for Globalisation of Chinese companies, CEIBS
  • Prof. Lydia Price, Associate Dean, MBA Program Director, Professor of Marketing, CEIBS

Partners and Sponsors

Technical Partners


Media Partner


Sponsors


Sponsorship contact

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Ms. Albane Salzberg

asalzberg@europeanchamber.com.cn
+86 (21) 6385 2023 ext. 103

Event Location

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

500 Weihai Road

Terms & Conditions

Events have limited seating so to ensure your attendance we encourage advance online registration and payment for ALL events. We cannot guarantee entry to anyone not registered in advance.

 

This conference will be held in English and is off-the-record.

Transfer of Rights

By submitting materials, companies authorize the organizers to use these at both the Awards Ceremony and in related publications and activities. Thus, the applicants grant the organizers the right to use all materials free of charge anywhere, in perpetuity and in any media. The right of use applies to all types of applications, not only in connection with the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards, but also in connection with other related publications.

At the request of the press or other comparable institutions and for the purpose of reporting on the 2017 Sustainable Business Awards, the organizers shall be entitled to pass on those contributions.

The organizers will have ownership of the evaluation reports (full and summary) as well as the materials developed based on the entry forms.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than one business day prior to the event. If you fail to notify us of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for event costs.

  1. email lamendivil@europeanchamber.com.cn, or
  2. cancel online if you registered for the event through the website.

Event Contact

Laura Alvarez Mendivil

lamendivil@europeanchamber.com.cn
+86 (21) 6385 2023 ext. 113