2010 GLOBE Awards nominations now open



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Entries are now being accepted for the eighth annual GLOBE Awards edition, Canada’s highest profile national acclaim for environmental excellence. The awards identify and showcase companies that have leveraged their commitment to environmental leadership into a competitive advantage.

The winners are leaders in their respective sectors with sustainable business strategies, progressive technologies, and services. The awards will be presented during GLOBE 2010 International Conference and Trade fair, in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 24-26, 2010.

Previous winners of the GLOBE Awards include some of the most celebrated companies in the Canadian environmental business and corporate community as well as non-governmental organizations. Past winners include EnCana Corporation, Novex Delivery Solutions, Nexterra Energy Corporation, BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., Ethical Funds, and Dockside Green.

Businesses with a track record of environmental innovation are encouraged to enter the GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence in one of six categories:

The Corporate Award for Environmental Excellence. This award will be presented to a Canadian corporation with a proven record of environmental stewardship that has materially contributed to economic competitiveness through a commitment to environmental excellence that is integrated with a corporate-wide approach to sustainability.

The Industry Association Award for Environmental Performance. This award will be presented to an association representing an industry sector that has shown leadership by going beyond regulatory compliance to develop a collective commitment to improved environmental performance through research, development and education in partnership with governments, non-governmental organizations, communities and other stakeholders.

The Award for Technology Innovation and Application. This award will be presented to a company or group of companies that have demonstrated outstanding technical ingenuity in the development and/or application of an innovative technology with a significant environmental application. This technology will have a proven track record through commercialization.

The Award for Excellence in Emerging Technology. This award will be presented to a Canadian company that has made valuable progress in the advancement of current environmental technologies or is on the cutting edge in pursuing new and emerging technologies. It will recognize the technology with the most promising potential to provide the greatest financial return from broad commercial application.

The Finance Award for Sustainability. This award will be presented to a North American or global fund manager; commercial, investment and private bank; financial/investment broker; asset management company; venture capital firm; or investment advisor who has developed new portfolios, debt or investment structures & instruments, analytical tools and/or targeted funds for Canadian environmental technology, infrastructure, retail or industrial, or clean energy markets.

The Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability. This award will be presented to a local government, private sector company or consortium which has developed and applied outstanding urban sustainability principles.

Submissions for the eighth annual GLOBE Awards will be judged on both their business expertise and environmental ingenuity by a panel of professionals well known in the Canadian corporate community. Judges in 2008 included Robert A. Fung, Advisor, Macquarrie Capital Markets Canada Ltd.; Robert J. D. Page, TransAlta Professor of Environmental Management & Sustainability, University of Calgary; Nicholas Sonntag, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Westport Innovations Inc. and President, Westport Asia; and P. Wayne Soper, President, Smart Living Media Inc.

Visit the GLOBE Awards website at http://www.theglobeawards.ca/. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2010.

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