Launched in 2006 to critical acclaim, the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ were set up to recognise strategies that use creativity in an engaging and effective manner, leading to more sustainable outcomes. It is now an established event on the global sustainable business-calendar.
By showcasing “best in class” examples of effective, innovative and creative approaches to sustainability, the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ aims to be an agent of change. To this end, the Awards team searches the globe every year to find true influencers, leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, identifying worldwide sustainability success stories that inspire and motivate others. It is no exercise in fluffy back-patting.
The Awards are part of the Royal Society of Arts Environment Award Accreditation scheme and all submitted entries require evidence of efficacy and transparency. Previous winners have included Nokia, Marks & Spencer, Toyota and the China Environmental Protection Foundation.
The Awards have built up a considerable following among sustainability professionals, CEOs, Marketing Directors, Business Editors and CSR Directors spanning nations as diverse as China, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, USA, the UAE, South Korea, Romania and Greece. In fact, anyone anywhere who wants to engage with green issues, share knowledge and promote best practice in sustainability on a global level now looks to the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™. Consequently, the Awards have grown and evolved since their inception.
The 2011 INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ now invites your participation in 20 categories ranging from Best Green International Business Award, Best Green Technology Award through to Best Green Educational and Sustainability Awareness Award and Best Green Conservation and Biodiversity Award. The climax will be a gala dinner on 24 November 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London, where the winners will be announced. The green carpet is being rolled out. Take the first step onto it by entering your organisation in the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ now!
||The judging panel is composed of carefully chosen professionals, renowned in the communications, environmental and sustainability fields. They represent government, business and third sector initiatives aimed at promoting sustainability in the global arena.
Ahmed Djoghlaf – Executive Secretary; UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) CANADA
Ariana Huffington – President & Editor-in-Chief; AOL Huffington Post Media Group UNITED KINGDOM
David de Rothschild, Environmentalist & Explorer & ‘Plastiki’ Expedition Leader UNITED KINGDOM
Julia Marton-Lefevre – Director General; IUCN SWITZERLAND
Richard Reynolds – Manager, Supply Chain; Masdar City UAE
Malini Mehra – Founder and CEO, Centre for Social Markets INDIA
Peter Paul van de Wijs - Managing Director, Communications & Business Role Focus Area, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) SWITZERLAND
Professor Jacqueline McGlade – Executive Director; European Environment Agency DENMARK