The winners in the 2020 edition of the Global Good Awards (GGA), sponsored by Revive and CH&CO, have been revealed.
From a city council’s carbon management programme and an eight-month tech training scheme to a circular economy event company that only uses waste materials and an initiative in India helping to prepare young women for leadership roles, this year’s GGA Gold winners span organisations both large and small from across the world.
Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise achievements in sustainable business practice across 15 categories including Company of the Year, Best Start-Up and Environmental Behaviour Change.
There are two new additions for 2020: Climate Action, sponsored by The Planet Mark, a category rewarding entities that are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions (and not simply offsetting); and Canon Young Champion of the Year, a category looking to highlight outstanding leadership – in two age groups, under 16 and under 21 – in campaigning for a good cause around a social or environmental issue.
“I’d like to say a huge congratulations to our winners, Bella and Nicole, and all the other finalists who took part in the Canon Young Champion of the Year Award,” said Adam Pensotti, Head of the Young People Programme, Canon EMEA.
“This is the first year for the Canon award category and we are off to a strong start. We have seen stories from young activists who are really making an impact with these sustainable initiatives, helping transform our world for the better. We are now looking forward to next year and continuing the awards, supporting more young people to make a difference to their communities and the world.”
Notable winners include Delphis Eco, a sustainable cleaning brand, which cleaned up with one Gold, two Silvers and a One2Watch and Capgemini, the tech multinational, which won two Golds, one for a programme which centred on enabling efficient working from home – an initiative which ironically came into its own earlier this year (just shortly after it was entered into the Awards).
Winners were announced at an exciting virtual ceremony on 2 September which also featured quizzes, webinars and a special performance by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists Kids SOS.
Karen Sutton, CEO of the Awards, commented: “In light of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions this year, I was determined to provide this year’s winners with a memorable event to mark their amazing achievements and I think we did it! A huge thanks go to all our sponsors who have been so supportive during this particularly testing time particularly to CH&CO, Revive, Canon and Prospect Arts.”