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Globe Award 2009: Pioneering efforts for sustainability rewarded in leading sustainability award

 



The goal of the Globe Award, this year presented for the third time, is to discover and encourage researchers, innovators, cities and companies that are prominent in sustainable development. Globe Award highlights and rewards good cases and initiatives. Globe Award has four categories: Sustainability Research Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.

Four jury groups, each with highly experienced and internationally recognized experts will assess the nominees. The jury is chaired by Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sweden.

- It is necessary to support research and innovation to find solutions to the present problems related to climate change, poverty and welfare development. It is also crucial for the future to motivate large companies and cities to adaptation, change and transparency, leading towards sustainable development. A Globe Award demonstrates pro-activity and best practice in the largest challenges we have ever faced, says Chairman of the Globe Award jury Lars-Olle Larsson.

- When Electrolux was awarded it enhanced our possibility to continue arguing for the role energy-lean white goods have in tackling climate change. Electrolux consumers today tell us they want climate smart household appliances. The Globe award encourages us to continue developing sustainable refrigerators and washing machines, says Hans Stråberg, CEO of Electrolux and awarded the Globe Award 2008 for the Best Integration of CSR in Business Operations.

Researchers, innovators, cities and companies can apply to be nominated for the Globe Award. More information can be found at www.globeaward.org. The nomination period is open until April 26th, 2009 and the nominations of Globe Award 2009 will be made public May 5th. Please find the jury groups listed below.

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 


JURY GROUPS GLOBE AWARD 2009:

Sustainability Research Award

Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007 as Vice Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr. Mona Makram-Ebeid
Former member of the Egyptian Parliament and Professor of Political Science at the American University, Cairo, Egypt.

Fred Dubee
UN Global Compact, Senior Advisor working extensively in China and throughout Asia.


Sustainable City Award

Jan Sturesson, Chairman
Partner in PwC and Global Leader of Government and Public Service

Her Excellency Ms. Najla Al-Awadhi
Member of Parliament, Federal National Council, United Arab Emirates

Kerstin Lindberg Göransson
Director Luftfartsverket, Arlanda Airport, Sweden

Lawrence Bloom
Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc. Chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and the UN Environ-mental Programme Green Economy Initiative sector on Green Cities, Buildings and Transport.


Sustainability Innovation Award

Philip A. DesAutels, Chairman
Microsoft's manager of Academic Evangelism, USA.

Dr. Pierre Berthon
Holds the Clifford F Youse Chair of Marketing and Strategy at Bentley University, MA, USA.

Charlotte Masiello-Riome
Communication Expert Consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

Leyland Pitt
Professor of Marketing, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Senior research Fellow, Leeds University Business School, the UK.

Rias van Wyk
Prof. and Director of Technoscan® Centre Minnesota, USA, and a former Director of the Management of Technology (MOT) program, University of Minnesota.


Sustainability Reporting Award

Paul Druckman, Chairman
Chairman Executive Board of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project, the UK.

Olivier Boutellis-Taft
CEO Federation of European Accountants, Brussels, Belgium.

Peter Wong
Member of the Board of Directors Global Reporting, Hong Kong.

 


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Globe Award was founded in 2007 in Sweden by the business network and marketplace Globe Forum with the aim to support and encourage successful and innovative CSR work. As Globe Award instantly won wide appreciation in Sweden the founders felt it was natural to expand the scope. Globe Award 2009 is acknowledging prominent researchers, innovators, cities and companies - from all parts of the world. Globe Award has four categories: Sustainability Research Award, Sustainability Innovation Award, Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.


STOCKHOLM, MARCH 25, 2009: On June 3 the Winter Garden at Grand Hotel in Stockholm will turn into a global hub for sustainable development. H.R.H. Swedish Crown Princess Victoria will be presenting the winners of the leading sustainability award - the Globe Award 2009. This year Globe Award has become more significant than ever as nominations from all around the world are accepted. The new jury, with the top names in sustainable development, ensures that the most innovative and visionary scientists, innovators, cities and businesses will be highlighted.

Ämnen

  • Politik

Taggar

  • cleantech
  • eco innovation
  • leading sustainability awards
  • sustainabiliy

Regioner

  • Utanför Sverige

Globe Forum är en internationell marknadsplats för innovation och hållbar utveckling, med experter, innovatörer och företag.

Planerade mötesplatser under 2010:

Dublin 17-18 November

www.globeforum.com

Presskontakt

Lars-Olle Larsson

Globe Award, Juryns huvudordförande Globe Award 0709-29 39 83

Martina Nee, Manager Globe Award

Manager Globe Award Globe Award - Leading Sustainability Awards 073-317 53 55

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