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Globe Award 2009: Prominent sustainability research can be nominated for international prize

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 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. 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.

Last year's winner of the Globe Sustainable Research Award was SIRP, Umeå School of Business on the ground "For outstanding and tangible research in the CSR field".

Chairman of the jury group for the best Sustainable Research is Mohan Munasinghe, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Vice Chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

- The Globe Sustainability Research Award is a premier prize that recognizes innovative and outstanding contributions to advance the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development, says Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman of the jury group for the Sustainability Research Award.

Researchers and research projects 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 for the Globe 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.

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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

  • forskning
  • miljöforskning
  • mohan munasinghe
  • research
  • sustainability research
  • academic award

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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