Sustainable cities can be nominated for international award

Globe Award 2010 – Leading Sustainability Awards

Sustainable cities can be nominated for international award

STOCKHOLM, DECEMBER 1, 2009: Globe Awards will be presented for the fourth consecutive time at the annual gala at Nordiska Museet in Stockholm April 29th, 2010. The applications will be viewed in four categories: research, innovation, city and reporting. The most innovative, prospective and practical projects will be chosen by the jury composed of new members for 2010, with the top names from scientific, business and academic world. Now is time to apply.

The Globe Award’s main purpose is to explore and support researchers, innovators, cities and companies that are leading in sustainable development. The awards are divided into four classes: the Sustainability Research Award, the Sustainability Innovation Award, the Sustainable City Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award.

The decision, who will obtain a concrete award, depends on four objective jury groups. Each of them consists of highly experienced, well-educated and internationally recognized experts. Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sweden, is the overall chairman of the jury.

– 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 Lars-Olle Larsson.

Members of the jury for the Globe Sustainable City Award are: Lawrence Bloom, Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc., Dr Marilyn Hamilton, the founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Global Learning Connections and professor C.S. Kiang, the Chairman of Peking University Environment Foundation. Jury group Chairman is Jan Sturesson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global Leader of Government and Public Services.

– I believe sustainability will be the most important aspect when it comes to rising and developing the brand of any city in the future, no matter where it is located in the world. So we do hope to get many nominations from cities all around the globe for this new and extremely exciting category in the Globe Award, says Jan Sturesson, Chairman of the jury group for the Globe Sustainable City Award.

– Winning Globe Award builds the name of the city and gives the focus on the media, he adds.

Promoting sustainability can be very beneficial to the city and the country.

Sustainable cities all over the world can apply to be nominated for Globe Award. Information and application forms can be downloaded at The nomination period closes February 28th, 2010. The Globe Award 2010 nominees will be made public April 5th. The candidates can send in their application from November 24th at

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:

Martina Nee, Manager Globe Award, Globe forum, Stockholm, Sweden

Mobile: +46-73 317 53 55, e-mail:

Paulina Korbak, Assistant Globe Award, Globe Forum, Stockholm, Sweden

Jury groups Globe Award

Sustainability Research Award

Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman

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

Shiqiu Zhang

Professor, and Director, Institute of Environment and Economy (IoEE)

Fred Dubee

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

Tommy Borglund

Senior Consultant, Hallvarsson & Halvarsson

Sustainable City Award

Jan Sturesson, Chairman

Partner in PwC and Global Leader of Government and Public Service.

Lawrence Bloom

Deputy Chairman of Noble Cities Plc. Chairs 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.

Marylin Hamilton

Doctor, CGA is the founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Global Learning Connections

Professor C.S. Kiang

the Chairman of Peking University Environment Fund

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.

Francesca Poloni

International Communications Expert and founder of WeCare

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.

Brian Ballou & Dan Heitger

Professors and Co-Directors, Center for Business Excellence

Farmer School of Business, Miami University

Luis Perera

the Partner in charge of Sustainable Business Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chile

Susanne Stormer

Director, Corporate Branding & Responsibility, Novo Nordisk

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. 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.


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