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The World Chambers Competition is the only global awards programme to recognize the most innovative projects undertaken by chambers of commerce and industry from around the world.

Here are the four categories that will be included in the upcoming Competition:

  • Best CSR project

This category seeks to reward those who have developed a project linking both business and their social responsibility actions to community, philanthropic, environment, workplace and marketplace activities. Such projects can include public-private partnerships and actions designed to advocate sustainable growth. Furthermore, they must underline the business advantages for CSR and ethical business practices as well as reinforce the chamber’s mission of promoting best practices among companies and institutions.

  • Best job creation and business development project

Chambers of commerce are a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. Candidates in this category have either developed a project that boosted growth opportunities for the chamber’s member companies or contributed to job creation in its community, creating a long-term value for the business ecosystem and the society.

  • Best SMEs financing project

This category will recognize exceptional initiatives and projects led by chambers of commerce that helped its small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs access finance to address their business operational and development needs.

  • Best unconventional project

This award will recognize those who have developed an exceptional project in an activity not typically associated with a chamber of commerce’s mission and objectives. The project must be inspirational and innovative, while demonstrating that it fulfilled specific needs and objectives of the chamber and its SME member community, in terms of creating jobs and strengthening their local economies. From environmental programmes, disaster relief, and migration programmes, chambers continue to innovate and change the “status quo,” diversifying their image and reinforcing their relevance within their communities.