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THE IMPACT AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE.

We’re looking for inspiring Kiwi’s who are demonstrating leadership and taking action through enterprise, harnessing the power of business to create better social and/or environmental outcomes.


THE CONTEXT FOR ACTION.

In the context of social and environmental challenges that humanity faces, business has to be part of the solution. The good news is – purpose-driven business and social enterprise is on the rise.

Consumers are caring more and more about the impact of their purchasing decisions. There are big shifts happening in the investment industry, with investors caring more about the social and environmental outcomes of their investment decisions. Increasingly, millennials are choosing purpose over pay cheque – looking to invest their time, talents and money into organisations making a difference.

IS THIS AWARD FOR YOU?

This category is especially relevant for entrepreneurs, founders, CEO’s and leadership team members. Are you building, leading or supporting a purpose-driven business or social enterprise that’s making a difference?

Whether you’re a start-up or already operating at scale – If you’ve got some runs on the board and a track record of operating, generating revenue and impact, then this Award Category is for you. You could be operating in any industry or sector, including exporting or internationally, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria around age restrictions and New Zealand citizenship/residency.


WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR?

As well as the general criteria, the Judges will be interested in knowing:

– What is your business model? How do you generate revenue?
– Is your venture on a path towards financial sustainability, or already sustainable?
– Other than making money, what is the difference / impact that your venture creates?
– How does your venture create impact? How do you measure this?
– How scaleable is your venture?
– What’s your role in all of this?