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The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA)

The Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) recognize local for-profit businesses in the Tampa Bay area engaged in practices that increase economic opportunities and improve the environment, employees and community. A sustainable business focuses on the we

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A parallel organization/competition partnering with a local college institution to "judge" entries.

-There is a call for nominations.
-There is a judging by a local college institution.
-There is a high-profile event celebrating the winners.


Judged on:
- being a good citizen of their area
- how they contribute to the economic health of their area
- how they contributie to the environmental health of their area

The questions seem broad and there doesn't appear to be any concrete ways to judge across all disciplines or industries. There doesn't seem to be any regard for many metrics other than company size.

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Good nudge around how a process like this might need to be made more rigorous if operating at scale, Mat. Will be great for folks to discuss the kinds of ways which could account for multiple disciplines and industries as well as various metrics which you raise here. We're looking forward to what these discussions might fuel in our upcoming Concepting phase.