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Great names join Globe Award Jury

Pressmeddelande   •   Jan 25, 2010 16:46 CET

Great names join Globe Award Jury

 

STOCKHOLM, January 19, 2009: Globe Award Jury consists of the most recognizable, experienced and noted representatives in the field of sustainability. This year joining such outstanding names like Prof. Mohan Munasinghe – the Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007 - will be Prof. M. S. Swaminathan – “the Father of Economic Ecology” and Dr. Carlos Arruda, Professor and Director of International Relations at Fundação Dom Cabral.

 

“He is a living legend” said Secretary General of the United Nations Javier Perez de Cuellar about Prof. M. S. Swaminathan who is also known as the "Father of the Green Revolution in India", for his leadership and success in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in India. He is the founder and Chairman of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation.

He was one of three from India included in TIME Magazine's 1999 list of the "20 most influential Asian people of the 20th century" , the other two being Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. Professor Swaminathan is a member of numerous, leading, scientific academies, such as the Royal Society of London and the U S National Academy of Sciences. He has received 58 honorary doctorate degrees from universities around the world. He currently holds the UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai (Madras), India. Due to his extraordinary achievements and experience he will be joining the Sustainability Innovation Globe Award Jury.

 

Dr. Carlos Arruda is at present a chairman of the UNICON board (USA) and a member of the World Economic Forum (Switzerland) Council on Talent and Diversity of the Technical Advisory Council of Instituto Venturus (Brazil). He has obtained his PhD diploma in International Business from the Bradford Management Centre in United Kingdom. Apart from business activities and educational work, Dr. Arruda is an author of books and articles on the topics Internationalization of Brazilian enterprises, Competitiveness and Management of Innovation. Thanks to his experience in the sustainable development area and Latin American background he will provide multidimensional view on sustainable cities across the world as one of five members of the Sustainable City Globe Award Jury.

 

These unique experts will select laureates for the Sustainability Innovation Award 2010 and the Sustainable City Award 2010. They will help to reach an objective and fair verdict. Therefore their contribution to Globe Award’s development will be crucial.

 

The Globe Award’s main purpose is to explore and support researchers, innovators, cities and companies that are leading in sustainable development. The awards are handed in four categories: the Sustainability Research Award, the Sustainability Innovation Award, the Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award. The candidates can send in their application from December 1st to February 28th 2010, at www.globeaward.org/apply.

 

Globe Award will be presented for the fourth consecutive time at the solemn gala at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm April 29th, 2010.

For more information please contact:

Lars-Olle Larsson, Chairman of the Globe Award Jury, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sweden

Mobile: +46-709 29 39 83, e-mail: lars-olle.larsson@se.pwc.com

 

Martina Nee, Manager Globe Award, Globe Forum, Stockholm, Sweden

Mobile: +46-733 17 53 55, e-mail: martina.nee@globeforum.com

 

Paulina Korbak, Assistant Globe Award, Globe Forum, Stockholm, Sweden

Mobile: +46-761 99 57 98, e-mail: paulina.korbak@globeforum.com

 

Jury groups Globe Award

Sustainability Research Award

Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007, Director General, of Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester, Sri Lanka

Prof. Shiqiu Zhang

Director, Institute of Environment and Economy (IoEE), University of Peking, China

Prof. Fred Dubee

UN Global Compact, Senior Advisor working extensively in China and throughout Asia, Ireland

 

Dr. Tommy Borglund

Senior Consultant, Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, Sweden

 

Sustainable City Award

Jan Sturesson, Chairman

Partner in PwC and Global Leader of Government and Public Service, Sweden

Lawrence Bloom

Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc. Chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and the UN Environmental Programme Green Economy Initiative sector on Green Cities, Buildings and Transport, UK

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton

CGA is the founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Global Learning Connections, Canada

Prof. C. S. Kiang

Chairman of Peking University Environment Fund, China

Dr. Carlos Arruda

Chairman of the Unicon, Director of the International Relations and coordinator of the Innovation Central Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), Brazil

 

Sustainability Innovation Award

Philip A. DesAutels, Chairman

Microsoft’s manager of Academic Evangelism, and researcher at Bentley University, USA

Dr. Pierre Berthon

Holds the Clifford F Youse Chair of Marketing and Strategy at Bentley University, USA

Charlotte Masiello-Riome

Communication Expert Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, UK

Francesca Polini

International Communications Expert and founder of Wecare, Italy

Prof. M. S. Swaminathan

Chairman of the UNESCO – Cousteau and the National Commission on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security of India, India

Sustainability Reporting Award

Paul Druckman, Chairman

Chairman Executive Board of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project, UK

Olivier Boutellis-Taft

CEO Federation of European Accountants, Belgium

Peter Wong

Member of the Board of Directors Global Reporting, Hong Kong

 

Prof. Brian Ballou & Prof. Dan Heitger

Co-Directors, Center for Business Excellence

Farmer School of Business, Miami University, USA

 

Luis Perera

Partner in charge of Sustainable Business Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chile

Susanne Stormer

Vice President, Global TBL Menagement, Denmark



 

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Gdansk 27-28 October

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