Screw Business As Usual awards at Rio+20
- By Greg Rose -
- Jun 20, 2012
Virgin Unite, United Postcode Lotteries, Carbon War Room and United Nations Foundation have teamed up to present the “Screw Business As Usual” Awards to five companies at Rio +20.
The SBAU Awards recognize business leaders who put the planet and people at the heart of what they do.
Virgin Unite asked a respected group of partners to each identify a leader and a company they felt were demonstrating that business can and must play a role in protecting and valuing our wonderful natural assets.
Here are the winners:
Jochen Zeitz of PUMA and PPR Group: PUMA is breaking boundaries on a path to transforming the way we value natural resources with its new Environmental, Profit and Law statement.
Eben Bayer of Ecovative. The 2008 winner of Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, Eben Bayer followed Mother Nature’s wisdom and created Mushroom® packaging as a sustainable alternative to Styrofoam™, disrupting the packing industry and turning agricultural waste into a useful and sustainable product.
Dennis Hunter of Ygrene. Ygrene is demonstrating that doing what’s right for the plant makes good business sense. They lead efforts to finance the environmental retrofitting of buildings with their Green Energy Loan system.
Sagun Saxena of CleanStar Mozambique. CleanStar’s commercial sales of ethanol-based stoves and ethanol production frees people of charcoal dependence and breaks a vicious cycle of deforestation, agricultural degradation, declining food security and damage to public health.
The late Ray Anderson of Interface. Ray became a visionary leader of transforming business to support principles of sustainability starting in 1994 when he challenged Interface put sustainability at the heart of the business.
Richard Branson also blogged on the winners and screwing business as usual at Rio+20 - congratulations to all!
Head over to Virgin Unite to find out more.