Press Release Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2023 launched

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Chambers Ireland today (21st February) opened the application process for the Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2023. These prestigious nationwide awards have become recognised as the most prominent awards in the area of sustainability and CSR for twenty years. They have helped to galvanise very significant investment by the private sector into appropriate projects benefitting the environment, communities, charities and workforces.

The Awards recognise the meaningful and high-quality work by companies through different award categories, including Environment, Charity, Volunteering, Community, Workplace, Communication, Sustainable Impact by a Small or Medium Sized Business, and Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.

The awards are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and highlight the important role business plays in working towards achieving our goals in this area by 2030. This work is demonstrated in every Chamber community in the country.

Ian Talbot, Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland, spoke at the launch of the Awards,

“We have seen over 500 hundred great companies with 2,000 different projects receive recognition at these Awards in the past. Those projects have benefited the environment, communities, staff, charities and people throughout Ireland”.

Fiona Candon, President of Chambers Ireland, commented

“Chambers Ireland recognises the important role businesses have to play in the area of sustainability and are enabling more companies get involved through our network. These awards do not occur in isolation but are inherently linked to and contribute to our main SDG activities”.

Alasdair Henderson, Executive Director of BAM Ireland, added

“BAM is delighted to once again partner with Chambers Ireland and the Sustainable Business Impact Awards. As a purpose-led business ensuring the built environment we deliver leaves a lasting positive legacy for society, we share the ethos these Awards promote. Every year we are inspired and motivated by the passion this diverse community has for demonstrating sustainable business in Ireland, and I look forward to this year’s entries continuing this tradition.”

The importance of Social Enterprise is recognised in its own category – Partnering with a Social Enterprise, sponsored by The Department of Rural and Community Development.

The awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and are run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development and One4all.

Applications for the Awards are now open online at