The Finalists of the NLB Group #FrameOfHelp Project are selected
November 15, 2022
If we can judge by the enthusiasm, ideas and innovation of the companies participating in the NLB Group’s #FrameOFHelp project this year, we have nothing to fear for a sustainable future. As many as 300 companies from six markets participated in the project, with which the main banking group in South-Eastern Europe is looking for sustainable solutions to the challenges of the future. The jury has selected 10 finalists from each market, who, among other things, also compete for sponsorship financial resources with which they will be able to implement their ideas.
In its third instalment of the #FrameOfHelp project, the NLB Group offered an opportunity to enthusiasts who, through their activities and solutions, contribute to the achievement of at least one of the seventeen sustainable development goals of the United Nations, and follow the guidelines of the NLB Group’s Sustainable Development Framework. In the submissions, the companies had to present their operations, projects, or proposals for sustainable transformation, while defining which component of sustainability, i.e. environmental, social or governance (ESG), they address.
Among the 300 companies that sent their submissions in all six markets where the NLB Group operates, i.e. in Slovenia, Serbia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo, the largest number of companies (as many as 150) presented projects with an environmental component, slightly fewer companies (119) projects with a social component, while the remaining companies addressed the governance aspect of sustainability.
There is no shortage of sustainable ideas among Slovene entrepreneurs
The largest number of entrepreneurs and companies, as many as 82, applied for participation in Slovenia.
The members of the first-level jury consisting of experts from the banks in the NLB Group and a representative of Deloitte Slovenia have selected ten finalists from the submissions in each of the markets, which will be rewarded with special banking benefits as well as media coverage and presentation. In addition, the second-level regional jury will choose top three regional winners offering the best solutions for sustainability, circularity, and future challenges. Specially for them the NLB Group has set aside a sponsorship budget of EUR 100,000 (the best project will be awarded EUR 50,000, the runner-up EUR 30,000 and the second runner-up EUR 20,000), and the consulting company Deloitte will provide them with an 8-hour free-of-charge consulting service on how to successfully integrate sustainable operations into strategic and operational processes in their company.
The regional winners will be announced soon, already next week, on Thursday, 24 November.
Right Moment for Sustainable Transformation
The partners of the #FrameOfHelp project – they are, in addition to NLB and Deloitte, Mastercard, Pro plus, Bloomberg Adria and Europlakat – share the idea that together we can do things better and we can do more to make a better future for generations to come.