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Great names join Globe Award Jury for 2011

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 24, 2010 11:12 CEST

The Globe Award Jury already consists of the most recognizable, experienced and noted representatives in the field of sustainability. This year joining such outstanding names as Prof. Mohan Munasinghe – Shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace – and Prof. M. S. Swaminathan - “the Father of Economic Ecology” will be:

Prof. Leif Edvinsson, the world’s leading expert on Intellectual Capital
Prof. Peter Meier,
consultant energy and environmental economist to the World Bank
Dr. Dana Cordell,
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Prof. Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to both the theory and practice of Intellectual Capital. As the world’s first director of IC in 1991 he initiated the creation of the world's first public corporate Intellectual Capital Annual Report 1994, and inspired the development ever since on IC metrics. During 1996 he was recognized with awards from the American Productivity and Quality Centre, USA and Business Intelligence, UK.  In January 1998, Prof. Edvinsson received the prestigious Brain Trust "Brain of the Year" award, UK for his pioneering work on IC. Professor Leif Edvinsson has his education from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Lund University, Sweden.  He is the author of numerous articles on the service management and on Intellectual Capital.

Prof. Peter Meier has broad experience in energy and environmental policy analysis, project appraisal and the economics of rural and renewable energy. He has also advised other international agencies (such as KfW, DFID, USAID, UNDP, JBIC), Governments (Vietnam, Philippines, India), IPPs and power companies (in North America, Canada and New Zealand), and was previously Chairman of the Energy programme at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.   Prof. Meier is widely published: his most recent book (with Prof. Munasinghe of the University of Colombo, for Edward Elgar) is on quantitative methods in energy and environmental economics using Sri Lanka as a case study.

Dr. Dana Cordell co-founded the Global Phosphorus Research Initiative ( in 2008 with colleagues in Sweden and Australia, as an outcome of her doctoral research on the 'sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security', which she undertook jointly at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, in Australia, and, Linköping University’s Department for Water and Environmental Studies in Sweden. Dana is currently a core member of an international consortium of researchers working on the Sustainable Use of Phosphorus project for the European Commission. She also has 10 years of sustainability research experience leading and undertaking interdisciplinary sustainable water, sanitation and waste management projects many of which involved high-level stakeholder engagement.

These unique experts will join the jury for the Sustainable City Award 2011 and the Sustainability Research Award 2011. They will help to reach an objective and fair verdict. Therefore their contribution to Globe Award’s development will be crucial.

Globe Award is a world covering sustainability award which is given out to recognize and encourage societies, the corporate sector, individuals and academia that have excelled in the area of sustainability. 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 their application from October 1st 2010 to February 4th 2011, at

Globe Award laureates will be announced on Mars 28th, 2011. Globe Awards solemn gala ceremony will take place for the fifth consecutive time at Nordic Museum in Stockholm May 12th, 2011.


For more information please contact:

Alexandra Jansson

Director Globe Award, tel: +46 733 17 53 57


Lars-Olle Larsson

Overall chairman Globe Award jury, tel +46-709 29 39 83


Paulina Korbak

Assistant Globe Award, tel: +46 761 995 798


About Globe Forum:

Globe Forum has, since its start in 2003, worked as an accelerator for bringing sustainable innovations to the market. This is made possible through the power of crowdsourcing where collective wisdom comes together to take action and provide sustainable solutions to the World’s challenges.

Through our conferences, as well as an active online community, Globe Forum has created a productive community where breakthrough solutions can occur collaboratively. In the Globe Forum community we bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, public sector, cities and regions. Through Globe Forum's crowdfunding service members work together to raise funding for our innovators, which is key when bringing the sustainable innovations to the market.

Upcoming Globe Forum 2010:

Dublin 17-18 November