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Originative innovators and entrepreneurs can apply for international award

Pressmeddelande   •   Dec 01, 2009 16:51 CET

Globe Award 2010 – Leading Sustainability Awards

Originative innovators and entrepreneurs can apply for international award

STOCKHOLM, DECEMBER 1, 2009: Globe Awards will be handed in, this year for the fourth time, in April 29th 2010. The gala will take place at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. The winners will be presented in four categories: research, innovation, city, and reporting. The most innovative, prospective and practical projects will be chosen by the new jury, with the top names from scientific, business and academic world. The time for applying starts November 24th.

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 divided into four classes: Sustainability Research Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.

The decision, who will obtain a concrete award, depends on four objective jury groups. Each of them consists of highly experienced, well-educated and internationally recognized experts. Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sweden, is the overall chairman of the jury.

– It is necessary to support research and innovation to find solutions to the present problems related to climate change, poverty and welfare development. A Globe Award demonstrates pro-activity and best practice in the largest challenges we have ever faced, says Lars-Olle Larsson.

Chairman of the jury group for the Sustainability Innovation Award is Philip A. DesAutels, Microsoft’s manager of Academic Evangelism.

– Sustainable development is challenging. It is not easy, it costs money and it takes time, but, it is absolutely critical to the future of our world. The Globe Award will help to raise the awareness of the importance of sustainable development and inspire others to take up the challenge. We support the Globe Forum's efforts to identify and recognize the world's leading sustainable innovations through the Globe Award and we strongly encourage innovators to apply, says Gus Weber, Business Development and Community Relations Manager, New England Research and Development, Microsoft Corporation.

The benefits of sustainable projects and ideas are far more relevant to a society than we may think. It contributes to a country’s development and inspiration for other innovators.

A Laureate of the Globe Award will get the opportunity to participate in one of the Globe Forum high class conferences and experience meeting prominent representatives which may succeed in a long-term co-operation.

Innovators and entrepreneurs can apply to be nominated for Globe Award. Information and application forms can be downloaded at www.globeaward.org. The nomination period closes February 28th, 2010. The Globe Award 2010 nominees will be made public April 5th. Candidates can send in their application from November 24th at  www.globeaward.org.

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: +46-73 317 53 55, e-mail: martina.nee@globeforum.com

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

e-mail:paulina.korbak@globeforum.com

 

 

 

Globe Award was founded in 2007 in Sweden by the international business network and marketplace Globe Forum with the aim to support and encourage successful and innovative CSR work. Globe Award 2009 is acknowledging prominent researchers, innovators, cities and companies – from all parts of the world – within four categories Sustainability Research Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.

www.globeaward.org