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Globe Award 2009: Prominent cleantech innovators and entrepreneurs can be nominated for international sustainability award

STOCKHOLM, MARCH 30, 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.

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

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.

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 April 26th, 2009. The Globe Award 2009 nominees will be made public May 5th.

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

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Jury för the Globe 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.



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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. As Globe Award instantly won wide appreciation in Sweden the founders decided to expand the scope. 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.

Ämnen

  • Vetenskap, teknik

Taggar

  • cleantech
  • eco innovation
  • innovation
  • entreprenörer
  • entreprenör
  • hållbar teknik

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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