CSR honour for ICAS committee member
ICAS Sustainability Committee member Jamie Davidson CA has won a national award for his contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Jamie, who is an associate director with chartered accountancy firm Baker Tilly, was nominated by his colleagues for his extensive volunteering work and for raising more than £20,000 for charities.
He has previously travelled to the Philippines with friends to build five houses with the Philippine Community Fund – a charity that works to tackle poverty and end child labour.
Jamie also sponsors several children overseas and has helped raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, Children 1st and the MS Society.
He said: "I was delighted to hear that I'd won the award. Baker Tilly has been very supportive. For example when my colleague Connor Agnew and I were fire-walking for the British Association for Adoption and Fostering the firm provided matched funding."
As a member of the ICAS Sustainability Committee, Jamie helps to promote the importance of sustainability to CAs, businesses and the wider accountancy profession.
Jamie's latest environmental project is to build an upside down eco-house on the west coast of Scotland.
He said: "I've been working in sustainability and renewable energy for over four years now. I first became aware of it on a visit to Canada in 1992. People were recycling, which was still quite unusual in the UK at the time.
"The core remit of the ICAS Sustainability Committee is to raise awareness."
The Baker Tilly Corporate Responsibility Award Scheme recognises an employee who demonstrates the most dedication to CSR. Jamie will donate his £1000 prize to several charities in the Philippines and his local church.