The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will be the Special Guest of Honour at the 6th edition of the Sustainability and Social Investment (SSI) Awards in Accra on Friday November 18, 2022, at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra.
Also, in attendance will be Yoofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and Andrew Maharaj, Deputy High Commissioner and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian High Commission.
The annual Sustainability and Social Investment (SSI) Awards seeks to honour and celebrate individuals and corporate bodies for their constant investments in socially responsible programmes that have impacted and continue to impact society. The awards scheme has, in its previous editions, honoured business leaders, corporate institution and not-for-profits as well.
The 2022 edition of the Sustainability & Social Investment Awards have been endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), National Road Safety Authority (NRSC) and supported by the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources.
The awards night will be held under the theme ‘Leading the Sustainability Transition through Private-Public Partnerships and Collaborations’. The awards are open to all businesses and organisations across the public and private sectors and of all sizes from the largest multinationals to the smallest micro-organisations.
For this year’s awards, the organisers and partners have developed a set of categories that reflect the latest trends and practices in sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). From the most ambitious net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge climate leadership innovations; from impactful climate partnerships and social sustainability initiatives to the heroes on the ground who are driving positive change.
2022 SSI nominations
The 2022 edition has seen over 40 businesses, companies and individuals that have championed sustainability projects nominated. Some of the companies that stand the opportunity to pick up prestigious awards include Volta River Authority, Interplast Ghana, Eni Ghana, MTN Ghana Foundation, Blow Group, Lions Club District 418, Ecobank Ghana Plc, and the Ghana National Gas Company.
Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Absa Bank Ghana, Accentia Energy, McDan Group, TotalEnergies Marketing Ghana Plc, Karpower Ghana Company Limited, Vivo Energy, Ghana Shippers Authority, Access Bank Ghana Plc, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, Opportunity International Savings and Loans, B5 Plus, FBN Bank Ghana, United Bank for Africa (Gh), Najel Foundation, Fern Foundation, and Lister Hospital and Fertility Center.
The rest include Golden Star Wassa, Advans Ghana Savings and Loans, Ecom Ghana, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana, Fidelity Bank Ghana, Olam Food Ingredients, United Pensions Trustees; JRA Cosmetics, Jaggreys Fertility and Natural Health Clinic, Premium Real Estate Assets, and Baraka Impact Ghana.
About Sustainability & Social Investment Awards
The Sustainability & Social Investment Awards is home grown platform that was instituted in 2017 by Ianmatsun Global Services, an organization that focuses on providing a platform to help meet industry challenges and facilitate meetings with decision-makers. They remain committed to running events responsibly and to the best of their ability.
The SSI Awards recognizes and honours organizations across the country that demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Hailed as the sustainability benchmark of the country, the award has grown and expanded its ambit considerably.
Since its inception, the SSI Awards’ credibility has earned it the trust and recognition of various ministries and agencies such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection, National Road Safety Authority, GIPC, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources etc. This support has ensured that the Awards are well rooted in the country and that it is in sync with the local context and the changes that are undergoing all over the country and the world with regards to sustainability.
This is reflected in the continued and steadily growing interest of organizations from different sectors and sizes to participate from all over each year. We are on a mission to recognize, reward and promote outstanding sustainability initiatives across the country - and the last year has seen so many incredible achievements in this area, despite the Covid-19 pandemic that has plagued the world since 2020. Since 2017, the SSI Awards is the first multi-stakeholder platform that engages small and large businesses and government institutions to strengthen their commitment to sustainable development across the country.
The Awards also aims to bring into greater focus the local and regional efforts undertaken at the corporate and civil society levels to further the case of CSR and Sustainability in the country. Working under the slogan ‘Investing in Communities; Impacting Lives’. The SSI Awards aim to facilitate exchange of ideas and to forge lasting partnerships across sectors for an improved society based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the years it has grown to be one of the foremost CSR and sustainability-related event in the country. Businesses that take advantage of the sustainability revolution are set to flourish in the coming years, so finding out how you compare is more important than ever. If you enter these awards, you’ll send a powerful message - to your customers, partners and beyond - that your organization is helping to create a sustainable future.
But no matter the result, you’ll be able to network with the country’s top sustainability professionals and honour your team’s hard work by celebrating together. It’s going to be an unforgettable event! For more information visit https://www.ssigh.com/
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