THE
SERAS VISION

To remain the gold-standard recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Africa.

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HOW
THE SERAS BEGAN

We live in a global, information age, where nothing can remain hidden for long. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated, more critical and more demanding of corporate organizations. … read more

ABOUT
THE SERAS STATUETTE

We have a figure; it could be a man, woman, adult or child, or an organization in a position of advantage that extends a hand of friendship to another. In fact, the figure bends over double to assist … read more

The SERAs 2018 Theme

Poverty Reduction Through Sustainability: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

In 2010 the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) described the potential and progress of African economies as “lions on the move”. Today, despite the collapse of global commodity prices and political shocks that have slowed growth in Africa, Africa’s economic lions are still moving forward.

Overall, the continent achieved average real annual GDP growth of 5.4% between 2000 and 2010, adding $78 billion annually to GDP (in 2015 prices). But growth slowed to 3.3%, or $69 billion, a year between 2010 and 2015. Has the shine come off Africa’s growth story? New research from the MGI that will be published in full in October concludes that the answer is no, but it is clear that the continent’s growth story has become a more nuanced one.

  • “I am very pleased with what I have seen and experienced at The SERAS. I love the effort at verifying everything sent in. This is really good for Nigeria and a model for Africa. This is a journey that has begun well. But we must go deeper in helping organizations to fulfill their roles in society. I am also very glad to have part of the jury process. I am sure as we go along, various aspects will even improve further”.

    Indira Kartallozi, founder/ Director Chrysalis Family Futures and President of SERAS jury

  • “I am very delighted about what I have seen about The SERAS. My team members also gave a very good report. This is a very potent export coming out of Nigeria. I am also impressed with the identities of the personalities I see behind the awards. It can only grow bigger surely. Well done!”.

    Nolan O’Neal, Chairman/ managing director, ExxonMobil Nigeria Upstream companies

  • “This is a very good program. I have been won over by the great depth of though involved in the process. I am sure that in the next few years, this awards would be something that the world would reckon with, as long as the brains behind it sticking with the vision and keep trying to expand its boundaries. Nigeria has so much to share with the rest of Africa, this has always been my view. Keep it up”.

    Mr. Reginald Ihejiahi – Former managing director, Fidelity Bank

  • “I consider The SERAS- CSR Awards to be one of the best things to have happened to corporate social responsibility and sustainability movement in Nigeria. The Social Enterprise Report which is a publication that comes out of the awards happens to rate amongst the very best I have seen not just in Nigeria or Africa, but also around the world. I am full of praise for Ken Egbas and team for a job well done. You guys have surely put Nigeria firmly on the global sustainability map with what you do. Best of luck in the future”.

    Mr. Keith Richards – Chairman and Former managing director, Promasidor

THE SERAs 2017 IN PICTURES

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