With sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds, the Global Good Awards celebrate the champions doing great work to protect our planet and environment.
With the climate crisis becoming starker and starker every day, many of us are looking for ways to lower our impact on the environment.
From buying second-hand clothes to moving to electric vehicles, using less water to installing solar panels, small steps are helping to bring the planet back from the brink of crisis.
Still, while small changes are undoubtedly making a difference, it is big moves from international corporations that will make the biggest impact. So, the Global Good Awards celebrates those doing their best to work towards sustainability, and they have just revealed their winners for 2022.
Changing the system ‒ celebrating positive steps
Often news we hear surrounding the climate crisis is negative and, quite frankly, terrifying. So, the Global Good Awards hopes to spread some light on those doing good work for the environment as they announce their 2022 winners.
With the urgency of the crisis, the judging panel decided to change up how they award prizes for this year’s ceremony. In the past, entrants would receive a ‘gold’ award simply for receiving the highest score in their category.
This year, however, they must reach a minimum of 80 per cent to attain this highest-level accolade. Similarly, entrants must receive a minimum of 75 per cent for silver and 70 per cent for bronze.
Global Good Awards 2022 winners ‒ global leaders in sustainability
The Global Good Awards recognises social and environmental sustainability across a number of categories. These include Global Good Company of the Year, SME of the Year, Individual Leader, Canon Young Champion, and more.
This year, UK-based company St James’s Place took home the gold award, while Verizon took silver. In this category, Dentsu and Telus took joint bronze.
JPA Workspaces took gold for SME of the year, followed by Alikats Mountain Holidays with silver and Switch Packaging Specialists with bronze.
Nabilah Chowdhury, a high school student and one of the key organisers of the School Strike 4 Climate in Sydney, Australia, was the under-21 winner in the Canon Young Champion Category.
Meanwhile, Netra Venkatesh, from Dubai, was the founder of SpunkGo. This landed her the gold award in the under-16 category of Canon Young Champion.
Other winners ‒ plenty working for good
One of the most prominent categories in the Global Good Awards is the prize for Individual leader of the Year. This year’s gold winner, Rachel Hodgdon, is CEO of the International WELL Building Institute in the USA.
Following closely behind, James Cross, the Chief Executive of Environment Bank, took silver. Meanwhile, Simone Hindmarch, Managing Director of Commercial Corporate Services, took bronze.
With so many individuals working hard to make the world a more sustainable place, the Global Good Awards also added a ‘one to watch’ category. Julia Huang, the Founder and President of Bytes & Pieces, was named here for her incredible work.
You can find out more about the Global Good Awards and this year’s winners on the official website here.