A new award will be up for grabs in the 2021 Champions of Business Awards.
The Green Agenda Award, sponsored by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, was announced by Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Kiran Maharaj during the launch of the Champions of Business on Wednesday.
“The T&T Chamber is pleased to announce its newest partnership with the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. as the exclusive sponsor of this prestigious category,” said Maharaj, who is chair of the Awards committee. She stressed the importance of green initiatives going forward had been underlined by the continued impact of climate change around the world.
“Let us not forget that while we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is the greatest threat to our existence in our short history on this planet. Just as we each have a part to play in ending the pandemic, we each have a part to play in doing what is right for the environment, our plant and future generations. It is with this in mind, and in keeping with the core values of the National Gas Company, that we are pleased to introduce the Green Agenda Award,” she said.
Maharaj said the awards, now in their 16th year, had evolved since their introduction and now had increased influence within the Business community.
Maharaj said the awards now aimed, “To recognise the role and contributions of outstanding businesses towards the nation and the economy. To encourage local enterprises to continue developing and elevating their businesses; to motivate and inspire home-grown businesses to aim for excellence in their products and services; and to encourage local businesses to promote and showcase its products and services to the world. To celebrate and highlight the achievements of local enterprises that have contributed to the environment and growth of the community.”
Darryl Duke, General Manager, Enterprise of bmobile also cited the awards’ importance, particularly amongst the generally negative cycle of news surrounding the global pandemic.
“ We’re here in full support of better business in T&T. We’re also here in another way. In the middle of a pandemic, it’s easy to look around the world and see the doom and gloom headlines. It’s even easier to get absorbed into living your life through those headlines,” said Duke as he confirmed bmobile’s sponsorship of the business technology award for the fourth straight year.
“We need to make our own headlines. I think today’s headline would be an amazing one.”Trinbagonian entrepreneurs and businesses defy global pandemic” or “TT companies disrupt the disruption!” said Duke.