The Global Good Awards had the highest number of international entries ever in 2022 – nearly 40%. And half of those were from the US. So, as you would expect, this year has celebrated the most US winners on the podium in the history of the awards, including two gold awards:
- Pivot Bio for the ‘Game Changing’ Innovation Award
- Rachel Hodgdon of the International WELL Building Institute won the Individual Leader of the Year
- Biofertiliser Wins Global Good ‘Game Changing’ Award for Innovation
California-based Pivot Bio has been recognised for its sustainable world-first fertilizer.
Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser accounts for more than 2 per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions, pollutes the world’s waterways and negatively affects biodiversity. But farmers have had little alternative until now. Pivot Bio has developed PROVEN® 40, the world’s first ‘biofertiliser’ of its type on the market. Using microbes that take nitrogen from the air, it eliminates the need for synthetic nitrogen and helps farmers to maintain their crops more efficiently and sustainably.
The judging panel was impressed with the degree of research Pivot Bio has undertaken to develop the product and the evidence provided to show its current and future impact. One judge said:
“Pivot Bio is at the forefront of a welcome wave of innovation in harnessing microbes to deliver nutrients, instead of artificial fertiliser, with all its downsides. Hugely impressive and undoubtedly game-changing!”
- Rachel Hodgdon, President & CEO, International WELL Building Institute, NYC Wins Global Good Individual of the Year Award
Rachel Hodgdon, last year’s bronze winner, has been given the top prize in 2022 for her inspirational leadership at IWBI.
Rachel is leading a movement to advance human health through better buildings, more vibrant communities and more equitable organisations. Her latest focus is on the development of a new rating that will help companies measure their progress against diversity, equity and inclusion, while giving them a roadmap for improvement. As well as sitting on numerous boards and advisory councils, Rachel also previously founded the Center for Green Schools, which deployed more than 750,000 volunteers to transform schools on every continent.
Judges said: “Rachel is an inspirational leader who is working a niche area of equity. Her focus on including humanity and health in ESG is really forward thinking. Rachel’s unique and impressive approach to wellbeing and health has had notable successes in a short period of time. She has used influence and thought leadership to effect change in a space heavily impacted by COVID.”
The Best of the Rest
Global Good SILVER Awards
- Verizon: Global Good Company of the Year Award (sponsored by Alcumus) for their Citizen Verizon: Moving the World Forward initiative
- Sherwin-Williams: Global Good Best Product Award for their valPure® V70 coating technology.
Global Good BRONZE Awards
- Microsoft Corporation: Sustainable Supply Chain Award (sponsored by Levin Sources) for their science-based supplier engagement initiative
- Source Global & One2One Foundation: Technology for Good Award (sponsored by erjjio studios) for the California Water Project
- Flywire: Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Award (sponsored by Brandpie) for their Employee Wellbeing Initiative
- Niagara: Best Product Award for Niagara Shadow® 0.8 GPF, the world’s most powerful, high-efficiency toilet
- Julia Huang, 17-year-old Founder & President, Bytes & Pieces: Individual of the Year Award
For details of all the winners at the 2022 Global Good Awards please click here.