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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.”

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The Katerva Awards are the pinnacle of global sustainability recognition. Through them, the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level.

Katerva Award nominees must undergo a rigorous evaluation process to be eligible for the grand prize. The practical, strategic, scientific, social and commercial aspects of each project are thoroughly analyzed through a meticulous ten month review process. More than 800 individuals participate in the nominee identification and adjudication process including six filtering phases and twelve stages of focused review.

Katerva isn’t looking for ideas that will improve the world in small increments. We are looking for paradigm-busting ideas. Our Award winners don’t simply move the needle when it comes to efficiency, lifestyle or consumption; they change the game entirely. This is a celebration of radical innovation and an acceleration of much needed change.

What makes the Katerva Awards unique?

  • The Katerva Awards encompass all aspects of the sustainability agenda.
  • The Katerva Awards employ the most rigorous awards review process in sustainability.
  • The Katerva Awards span the entire globe in both nomination and expertise.
  • The Katerva Awards accelerate and amplify the world’s most promising new ideas and initiatives.


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