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Recognising the Best

Let’s look at analogous awards, organisations or initiatives that are focused on searching for and recognising the best: how can they inspire our efforts?

As we mentioned in the brief, our challenge sponsor is eager to leverage all of our inspirations and ideas to create a global award program for the best sustainable value businesses. Let’s look at parallel awards, organisations, initiatives or programs that are focused on searching for and recognising the best around. What might we learn from them?

For example, think about your favorite reality TV singing competition: how do they identify new contestants? What’s their process for selecting the best singers? And what kinds of rewards or recognition do the winners receive?

Now consider a platform like TED: how do organisers determine which speakers to feature? What signals tells audience members and listeners that they’re hearing from experts? And what kind of esteem or recognition do TED presenters receive?

Let’s use analogies to help us better understand how we might identify and celebrate businesses that innovate for world benefit as we move toward Concepting.

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The X Prize foundation creates competitions aimed to "spur innovation" to achieve goals previously thought impossible. Started in 2004 with a Prize for sub-orbital space flight, the X Prize has now expanded to include other areas of innovation.

The X Prize foundation creates competitions aimed to "spur innovation" to achieve goals previously thought impossible. Started in 2004 with a Prize for sub-orbital space flight, the X Prize has now expanded to include other areas of innovation.

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Business isn't just about furthering itself. Decision makers at the top are always looking to further themselves, to stand out from their peers and competitors.  Used to be captains of industry coveted the covers of Businessweek or Fortune.

Business isn't just about furthering itself. Decision makers at the top are always looking to further themselves, to stand out from their peers and competitors. Used to be captains of industry coveted the covers of Businessweek or Fortune.

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Online awards show for all things Internet-related. We can learn from them how to create the buzz online for an awards show.

Online awards show for all things Internet-related. We can learn from them how to create the buzz online for an awards show.

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Every year CNN devotes an evening to celebrate individuals around the world who make a difference in their communities. Causes gain serious publicity, and the general public gets involved through voting and donations. Inspiring stories are uncovered.

Every year CNN devotes an evening to celebrate individuals around the world who make a difference in their communities. Causes gain serious publicity, and the general public gets involved through voting and donations. Inspiring stories are uncovered.

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Every year, on the Dutch Sustainability Day, newspaper Trouw releases a Top 100 of sustainable Dutch influencers. Chosen by 14 experts based on who acted and was most influential in promoting sustainability.

Every year, on the Dutch Sustainability Day, newspaper Trouw releases a Top 100 of sustainable Dutch influencers. Chosen by 14 experts based on who acted and was most influential in promoting sustainability.

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Politifact is a non-partisan group that assesses what politicians and political organizations say. Often quoted in the news, it's become an important,  visible, and frequent arbiter of information. We need an arbiter focused on true world benefit.

Politifact is a non-partisan group that assesses what politicians and political organizations say. Often quoted in the news, it's become an important, visible, and frequent arbiter of information. We need an arbiter focused on true world benefit.

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What if companies sponsored social causes instead of sports teams? Large organizations sponsor biking teams in the Tour de France. They benefit with advertising, raised brand image, and increased employee engagement. Can we recreate sports passion?

What if companies sponsored social causes instead of sports teams? Large organizations sponsor biking teams in the Tour de France. They benefit with advertising, raised brand image, and increased employee engagement. Can we recreate sports passion?

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Natural tendency, what gets rewarded gets done.

Natural tendency, what gets rewarded gets done.

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Like model it to the " Nobel Prize " award. Since we need  a gigantic inspiration for business organization to come to sense on giving time, effort and much more, to come up to  innovate for world benefit.  It is the highest tribute to business.

Like model it to the " Nobel Prize " award. Since we need a gigantic inspiration for business organization to come to sense on giving time, effort and much more, to come up to innovate for world benefit. It is the highest tribute to business.

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Who Made a Difference is a world book of record aims to recognize and celebrate the action made by those companies that made net improvements to business, people and nature.

Who Made a Difference is a world book of record aims to recognize and celebrate the action made by those companies that made net improvements to business, people and nature.

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The identication of acknowledgment-worthy businesses is one difficult task.  If the intention is to celebrate those who are worthy of it, then proper standards should be imposed and met.

The identication of acknowledgment-worthy businesses is one difficult task. If the intention is to celebrate those who are worthy of it, then proper standards should be imposed and met.

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“If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainability, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, a new international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability.”
http://katerva.org/the-katerva-awards/

“If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainability, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, a new international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability.” http://katerva.org/the-katerva-awards/

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