The world’s leading sustainability award aims to recognise and support outstanding contributions from around the world. Our goal is to stimulate creativity and achieve lasting synergies as we strive to strike the right balance between ecological, environmental and social needs. The award has been presented in Gothenburg since 2000.
WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE?
WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is a non-profit organisation financed by the City of Gothenburg, Region Västra Götaland and several member organisations and companies.
THE WIN WIN TEAM
The WIN WIN Team consists of a strong and diverse group of people from all kinds of backgrounds. What brings us together is the drive and motivation to create real change for the better!
Our office is located at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development (GMV) in Gothenburg, Sweden. GMV is a co-operation platform for sustainable development and environmental research mandated by both Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg.
THE WIN WIN JURIES
Our two international awards, WIN WIN Award and WIN WIN Youth Award, has their own independent jury containing members with diverse backgrounds within academia, politics and civil society. They are responsible in the yearly selection of award finalists and winners. The nomination process is open to the public to participate in by submitting nominations of relevant candidates. The WIN WIN Award jury also selects a yearly award theme pertaining to current global relevance and to reaching the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The awards lifts initiatives in all aspects of sustainability - social, economic and environmental.
WIN WIN AWARD JURY
WIN WIN YOUTH AWARD JURY
The WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award was established in the year 2000
by Göran Johansson, then mayor of Gothenburg, and Carl Bennet, a leading businessman in the Gothenburg region.
After unsuccessfully suggesting to the Nobel Prize Committee that it should establish a Nobel Prize for environmental contributions, Johansson and Bennet decided to introduce a completely new award, initially called the Gothenburg International Environment Award.
The list of winners of the 1 million SEK award includes names such as Gro Harlem Brundtland, Al Gore, Kofi Annan, Park Won Soon, Margot Wallström, Alejandro Aravena and Kalundborg Symbiosis.
The WIN WIN Youth Award was established in 2018 as a regional award, and in 2020 upscaled to an international award. It aims to empower and reward young people who play an active role in the creation of a more sustainable future.
Every year, the jury chooses a theme for the award and then asks for nominations based on the selected theme. The winner is usually announced each spring and the award ceremony is arranged in October of the same year.
The board is made up of representatives from our members. Three representatives from the City of Gothenburg, two representatives from the Region Västra Götaland and three representatives from our other partner companies and organisations.
THE JURY SELECTION COMMITTEE
The jury selection committee is responsible for making sure the WIN WIN jury consists of knowledgeable and qualified members.