PwC Announces the Winners in its “ESG Awards 2023” Contest

PwC gives out 20 awards to organizations and individuals with a significant contribution to sustainable development in Bulgaria

PwC Bulgaria announced the winners in its “ESG Awards 2023” contest during an official ceremony. The initiative aimed to recognize organizations with effective ESG strategies, innovative products and services, educational campaigns and leaders in sustainable development.

Nearly 60 companies from 26 industry sectors participated in this year’s edition of the contest. They submitted almost 100 applications in the four categories – Strategy, Innovation, Educational Program and Leader in Sustainable Development. The applications received were 20% more than last year.

Albena Markova, partner “Consulting Services” and CEE Sustainability Platform Leader at PwC, opened the ceremony. “This year’s applications show that more and more companies are taking actions on climate change, investing in R&D activities for decarbonization and educating their employees about the ESG aspects”, she commented.

List of “ESG Awards 2023” winners:

  • Climate Strategy – ProCredit Bank
  • Special Award Digital Climate Solution – Ampeco
  • Biodiversity Strategy – EVN
  • Special Award Biodiversity Based Model – Bee Smart Technologies
  • Strategy Circular Economy – Kaufland Bulgaria
  • Special Award Circular business model – Ride Share Bulgaria
  • Strategy Care for employees – Lidl Bulgaria
  • Strategy Stakeholders engagement – Fantastico
  • Strategy Responsible governance and internal trainings – Post Bank
  • Special Award Responsible governance through Inclusion – Transpress
  • Innovation Industrial Technologies – ATAMIQ
  • Innovation Nature-based solution – Bee Smart Technologies
  • Innovation Circular model – Aurubis
  • Innovation Aerospace Systems – EnduroSat
  • Educational program Business Association – German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Bulgarien)
  • Educational program Media – bTV Media Group
  • Corporate educational program – UBB
  • Corporate leader in sustainable development – ​​Peter Roebben, UBB
  • Entrepreneur in sustainable development – Dimitar Enchev, PostScriptum
  • Inspiring leader in sustainability – Sirma Zheleva, TexCycle

The applications were evaluated by a jury of independent experts in the field of ESG, including Prof. Dr. Manyu Moravenov, Dr. Marina Stefanova, Sasha Bezuhanova, Svetlin Pislenski, Teodor Radonov and Ivaylo Stanchev. The methodology was developed by PwC Bulgaria.

“ESG Awards” 2023 is organized in partnership with Sofia University and the Green Center for Sustainable Finance and Energy.

You can learn more about the initiative in the official website.