By Style Reporter
Mutare-based musician and businessman Brian Samaita was on Friday honoured for his contribution to society when he walked home with the Social Impact Award at the Manicaland Environment, Responsible Business and Corporate Social Responsibility Awards held in Mutare.
This is the second year running that Samaita has scooped a gong at the awards which are run by the Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe (CSRNZ).
Last year the musician won the Philanthropist award at the provincial awards ceremony before grabbing the same award at national level.
Individuals, companies and organisations were rewarded in more than 20 categories that were on offer.
According to organisers of the awards the annual event seeks to honour the most accomplished sustainable, responsible, and social efforts and initiatives within the private, public, and development sector.
The initiatives range from sustainability to philanthropy to shared value to social impact to corporate social responsibility.
“I am happy that I have been honoured for the second year running and this shows consistence in whatever I do,” Samaita told Standard Style yesterday.
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“The award motivates me to do more and I am so proud on what I do for the community.”
Samaita, who is now a born-again Christian, is spearheading a number of projects in Manicaland province, including supporting vulnerable groups.
Outstanding individuals and organisations were awarded in categories such as Environmental Stewardship, Top Covid-19 Supporting Organisation, Business Transformation Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, SDG Impact Award, Social Impact Award, CSR Partnership of the Year Honouree, Business Leader of the Year, Excellence, CSR projects in national priority areas, CSR projects in districts/difficult terrain and responsible supply chain, among others.
CSRNZ, whose executive director is Willard Razawo, seeks to support sustainable businesses, which contribute to sustainable economic growth leading to the achievement of sustainable development goals.