Make An Impact with The China Business Impact Awards
About the Awards
The China Business Impact Awards are a prestigious recognition of significant contributions and positive impacts that businesses have made on the country, the region, and the world. Through developments in innovation, sustainability, product & service creation, branding, and DEI, businesses make their impact felt, bridging the gap between societies, economies, and fostering international understanding and cooperation.
Join us as we showcase excellence, strengthen ties between cross-border collaborators, encourage best practices, and create new benchmarks for success. The China Business Impact Awards are open to any business making their positive impact while operating in China (local and international).
The Awards are organized by CanCham Shanghai, supported by the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai, and partner BritCham Shanghai, seeking to highlight the positive impact business makes in our world today.
Jan 26: Nomination Period Opens
Feb 29: Nomination Period Closes
Mar 1 – Mar 15: Panel Judging Period
Mar 15: Award Finalists Announced
Mar 16 – Mar 22: Advisory Council Review & Audit of Winners
Mar 28: China Business Impact Awards Ceremony, Award Winners Announced
Categories & Awards
Award: Regional Partnership Excellence Award
Criteria: This distinguished award recognizes an organization that has excelled in fostering impactful partnerships within Asia-Pacific. The company should demonstrate innovative collaboration with local businesses, government entities, or community groups that have yielded substantial economic, social, or environmental benefits over the past year. The award celebrates not only the establishment of these partnerships but also their ongoing management, growth, and the positive outcomes they have generated. Emphasis is placed on partnerships that are sustainable, mutually beneficial, and have set a precedent for cooperative success in the region. Evaluation will consider the scope of the partnerships, the challenges overcome, and the measurable improvements made in regional development and prosperity.
Award: Most Innovative Business Solution of the Year
Criteria: This award recognizes a company that has introduced a remarkable B2B or B2C product or service within the past year. The solution should stand out in its innovation, showcasing unique features or approaches that set it apart from existing market options. Additionally, the impact of the solution on consumers, either through its practicality, efficiency, or novelty, is a key consideration.
Award: Leader in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Criteria: This award recognizes an organization that has exemplarily integrated sustainability into its supply chain operations over the past year. The award highlights efforts in enhancing environmental stewardship, promoting ethical sourcing, and advancing social responsibility within the supply chain. Key factors include the effectiveness of sustainable practices, the degree of innovation in solving supply chain challenges sustainably, and the overall impact on environmental and social metrics.
Award: Best New Product or Service of the Year
Criteria: This award is presented to an organization that has introduced an exceptional product or launched a ground-breaking service within the past year. The product or service should stand out for its substantial impact compared to existing market options. Evaluation focuses on its innovation, design, effectiveness, and the positive effects it brings to its users or the industry. The product or service should exemplify excellence in fulfilling consumer needs, enhanced user experiences, or performance enhancements that set a new benchmarks in its category.
Award: Most Impactful Branding and Marketing Campaign of the Year
Criteria: This accolade is awarded to a branding and marketing campaign that has made a significant and measurable impact over the past year. The campaign should have achieved outstanding results in terms of audience reach, engagement, and conversion rates. Emphasis is placed on the campaign’s effectiveness in achieving its objectives, whether in terms of market penetration, brand recognition, or sales growth. The campaign should also demonstrate a strong connection with its target audience, leaving a lasting impression.
Award: Champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award
Criteria: This prestigious award is given to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding commitment and effectiveness in implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices. The recipient should have shown remarkable progress in creating a diverse workforce, fostering an inclusive culture, and ensuring equitable opportunities for all employees. Evaluation will consider the depth and breadth of DEI initiatives, their impact on the organization and its stakeholders, and the innovative strategies used to promote DEI within the workplace.
To apply to as a nominee to the China Business Impact Awards, download the above nomination form for that award, and email it to:
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Join us on March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Global Harbor for the China Business Impact Awards Ceremony. The event will be conducted in two parts. First, a series of discussion panels centered around each category. The panelists will be made up of the award nominee finalists, and a moderator who will guide a conversation around the topic of the award. After each panel session, the winner of the award, as selected by the judges during the judging period, will be announced.
Following the panel discussions and award announcements, a sit-down networking dinner will take place, in which attendees will be able to engage in prolonged networking and connection building opportunities.
|Ceremony OpeningSpeech by Consule General in Shanghai Mr. Dave Murphy
|Regional Partnership Excellence Award Panel
|Regional Partnership Excellence AwardWinner Announcement
|Most Innovative Business Solution of the Year Award Panel
|Most Innovative Business Solution of the Year AwardWinner Announcement
|Leader in Sustainable Supply China Management Award Panel
|Leader in Sustainable Supply China Management AwardWinner Announcement
|Best New Product or Service of the Year Award Panel
|Best New Product or Service of the Year AwardWinner Announcement
|Most Impactful Branding and Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Panel
|Most Impactful Branding and Marketing Campaign of the Year Winner Announcement
|Champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award Panel
|Champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) AwardWinner Announcement
|8:00pm – 9:30pm
The judging process for the China Business Impact Awards is a three-step approach and is fully audited by an independent Advisory Council. This system is designed to eliminate any potential bias on the part of any judge or member of the advisory panel.
Once the application period closes, all applications will be reviewed by independent judging panels (consisting of 1 Lead Judge + 2 Panel Judges) in each of the six award categories. The judging panels will exercise due diligence of all nominees. The judging panels will shortlist a maximum of five finalists in each category at this stage – and all of whom will be announced by March 15.
The shortlisted finalists will then be reviewed by the Advisory Council (consisting of CanCham Shanghai, BritCham Shanghai and other members) who will independently assess the five shortlisted finalists and panel judged winner.
The final votes will be weighted at 75% by the Judging Panel and 25% by the Advisory Council to determine a winner for each award. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Shanghai on March 28.
The China Business Impact Awards would not be possible without public and private contributions. If your organization is interested in supporting the championing of the role business has on creating meaningful impact, then contact us at ChinaBusinessImpactAwards@cancham.asia. Sponsorship of Specific Awards, and of the Ceremony as a whole are available.
About the Organizer
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai is the leading organization supporting Canadian business and community interests in China. We support and advocate for our members and wider community, inform and promote Canadian interests in China, and foster connections within the Canadian business community and with our Chinese and international counterparts. Let’s work together.
About Our Partner
The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai is a dynamic network of international businesses with a common interest in China. Our members are the pulse of our organisation — we advocate best practice; we share knowledge; and we build trusted and long-lasting friendships. Let’s connect.
Let’s Make an Impact Together