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And the winners are... Pioneering efforts for sustainability rewarded in the Globe Award 2009


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Four outstanding winners of the Globe Award 2009 have now been selected: Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, Tesla Motors, Novo Nordisk and the City of Cardiff. All winners are on the leading edge of sustainability development and knowledge. The awards were presented by H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in the Winter Garden of Grand Hotel in Stockholm on June 3rd.

The goal of the Globe Award, this year presented for the third time, is to discover and encourage researchers, innovators, companies and cities prominent within sustainable development. Globe Award's mission is to highlight and reward such good cases and initiatives.

The winners of the Globe Sustainability Award 2009:

The Globe Sustainability Research Award
Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Maharashtra, India, http://www.nariphaltan.org/

The Globe Sustainability Innovation Award
Tesla Motors Inc. San Carlos, California, USA, http://www.teslamotors.com/

The Globe Sustainability Reporting Award
Novo Nordisk, Denmark, http://www.novonordisk.com/

Honorary Award - The Globe Sustainable City Award
Cardiff, United Kingdom, http://www.visitcardiff.com/

A total of four jury groups, each with highly experienced and internationally recognized experts, has ensured that the most innovative and visionary innovators, scientists, cities and companies are highlighted. The Globe Award jury is chaired by Lars-Olle Larsson, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Sweden.

'It is no longer a question of Why? It is about How! Necessary research support innovation to find new solutions to the present problems related to climate change, poverty and welfare development. It is crucial for the future to develop infrastructure in cities that meets the needs of the future. To report transparently on results and progress towards sustainability is a key to all interested stakeholders. 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.

Press information about all Globe Award winners can be found at our Newsdesk press room:
More information about Globe Award: http://www.globeaward.org/

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