Entering an awards programme takes time and effort – two commodities already stretched to their limits in this fast-paced world of ours. So why should you add to your ‘to do’ list and enter the Global Good Awards 2020? What makes it worth it?
First of all, the Global Good Awards (GGA) is totally different to the plethora of awards programmes out there:
- We’re sustainable! See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirXGyN2OqM
- It’s an inclusive awards programme which recognises and rewards organisations of all shapes and sizes that are making positive changes across all aspects of purpose-driven sustainability and social impact.
- It’s the only sustainability awards that ‘walks the talk’ as it operates to the same ethical and sustainable values that it rewards. In fact, GGA was the very first recipient of the GOLD standard ‘Awards Trust Mark’ in 2018; retaining it for the second year in 2019.
- It is independent, so not tied to any publishing or event company (which means that decisions and actions are not influenced by any vested interests or operational restrictions).
- And while based in the UK, it welcomes entries from anywhere in the world.
OK, so GGA is a trusted, worthy awards programme – what else can entering offer? For starters, the awards are fantastic way to recognise the hard work of your team. Even if you’re not shortlisted or don’t quite clinch the top prize on the night, the mere act of entering will go some way to letting your team know you truly value their work, which can be a huge confidence boost.
And if you do manage to make the shortlist, or triumph on the night, employee motivation and happiness will reach unprecedented levels.
The GGA awards are undoubtedly the best way to showcase the calibre of the sustainability work you’re undertaking too. Being shortlisted (or winning) can improve client retention or help secure ongoing funding depending on your line of business.
And winning a GGA award provides external validation – a real stamp of authority and credibility within your industry or sector. This, in turn, can prove a great way to entice new talent, new funding… who knows?!
Being shortlisted or winning, can also help some c-suite colleagues understand that your work really does matter – even in these more enlightened times!
Finally, going through the process of entering, gives you the opportunity to benchmark your efforts against your peers as well as examine all areas of your business or project. Every entry receives direct feedback from the judging panel – and not many awards programmes offer that.
Entries to the Global Good Awards 2020 open on 2 December (and close on 28 February 2020).
For details of 2020 categories, click here.