The quest to find South Africa’s Conscious Company will reach its climax on May 17, when the winners of the Conscious Companies Awards 2018, in partnership with Liberty, are announced.

Judges have evaluated the nominations down to the top six finalists, and Hirsch’s are in the top six.  Other finalists include: Edcon, IQ Business, Joe Public United, Unilever, Globaltrack, iLearn and Different Life. Prof. Mervyn King, the Chairman of the panel of judges commented that the calibre of the entries this year is of a very high quality, and the concept of a conscious company is changing the mindset of how companies operate.  He said that the leadership of the top finalists are a unique breed of men and women who have displayed a strong sense of purpose, values, innovation and an intuitive understanding of people.

Brenda Kali, Ceo of Conscious Companies and the power behind the awards says “Amid the complex maze of corporate activity, pressure, speed and the economic necessities of flow charts, bottom line and delivery, it is easy for an organisation to lose sight of aligning people, planet and profit in service of all of its stakeholders. “We celebrate the finalists as a statement of resistance towards the need and greed in the business environment.  We look forward to showcasing our winners as beacons of consciousness for their social impact and contribution to business in the country.”

In line with the people, planet, profit and conscious ethos of the Award, the CEO of the company will win a unique week-long trip to India for a mind, body and spirit renewal in an Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in an Ashram, and the company will be awarded a Conscious Company Sculpture.

Find more Hirsch’s Awards here.