STOCKHOLM, September 28, 2010: The Globe Awards will be handed out for the fifth consecutive time at the annual gala at the Nordic Museum in Stockolm, Sweden on May 12th, 2011. Potential applications are invited in four categories: research, innovation, city and reporting. The most innovative and practical projects will be chosen by the jury composed of top names from the scientific, business and academic world in the area of sustainability. Now is time to apply.
Globe Award is a worldwide sustainability award with the aim of fostering sustainable development in society. The awards are given to recognize and encourage communities, companies, individuals and academia that have excelled in the area of sustainability. The awards will be handed out in four categories: the Sustainability Research Award, the Sustainability Innovation Award, the Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.
The decision as to who will obtain a coveted award, depends on four objective jury groups. Each of them consists of highly experienced and internationally recognized experts. Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner Sustainable Business Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is the overall chairman of the jury.
Chairman of the jury for the Globe Sustainability Research Award is Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace and is Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development. Other jury members of the Globe Sustainability Research Award are Prof. Shiqiu Zhang, Professor and Director, Institute of Environment and Economy, University of Peking; Prof. Fred Dubee, UN Global Compact; Prof. Peter Meier, Consultant on energy and environment to the World Bank and Dr. Dana Cordell, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney.
“The Globe Sustainability Research Award is a premier prize that recognizes innovative and outstanding research contributions to advance the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development”, says Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman of the jury group for the Globe Sustainability Research Award.
Applicants from all over the world can be nominated for the Globe Sustainability Research Award. Information and application forms can be downloaded at www.globeaward.org/apply from October 1st 2010 to February 4th 2011.
The Globe Award nominees will be made public on March 4th, 2011. Globe Award laureates will be announced on Mars 28th, 2011. The Globe Awards solemn gala ceremony will take place for the fifth consecutive time at Nordic Museum in Stockholm May 12th, 2011.
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Jury Groups Globe Award 2011
Sustainability Research Award
Prof. Mohan Munasinghe Chairman
Shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace (Vice Chair, IPCC-AR4); Chairman of the Munasinghe Institute for Development, Sri Lanka; and Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Manchester, UK.
Prof. Shiqiu Zhang
Professor and Director, Institute of Environment and Economy, University of Peking, China
Prof. Fred Dubee
UN Global Compact, Senior Advisor working extensively in China and throughout Asia, Ireland
Prof. Peter Meier
Consultant on energy and environment to the World Bank, previously Chairman of the Energy programme at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Switzerland
Dr. Dana Cordell
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
Sustainability Innovation Award
Philip DesAutels, Chairman
Microsoft’s manager of Academic Evangelism and researcher at Bentley University; USA
Communication Expert Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), UK
Former Global Communications Director for Greenpeace and Founder of Wecare, Italy
Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
Chairman of the UNESCO – Cousteau and the National Commission on Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security of India, India
Dr. Pierre Berthon
Holds the Clifford F Youse Chair of Marketing and Strategy at Bentley University, USA
Sustainable City Award
Jan Sturesson, Chairman
Member of the World Economic Forum in the global agenda council "future of Government", and Partner in PwC and Global Leader of Government and Public Service, Sweden
Dr. Marilyn Hamilton
Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Global Learning Connections, Canada
Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc. Chariman 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. Carlos Arruda
Chairman of the Unicon, Executive Director of the International Advisory Council, Director of International Relations and coordinator of the Innovation Centre at Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) Brazil
Prof. Leif Edvinsson
Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Capital at Lund University,Sweden
Chairman of Peking University Environment Fund member of International Council of Asia Society and member of the Global Agenda Council on Water Security; Global Agenda Council of Alternative Energies, China
Sustainability Reporting Award
Paul Druckman, Chairman
Chairman Executive Board of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project, UK
CEO Federation of European Accountants, Belgium
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
Partner in charge of Sustainable Business Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chile
Vice President, Global TBL Management, Denmark
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.
Next Globe Forum meeting 2010:
Dublin 17-18 November