NEW DELHI: The Zayed Sustainability Prize has called for submissions from small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools, around the world for the 2020 edition of the UAE’s pioneering sustainability award.
Now in its 12th annual award cycle and, since 2018, expanded in scope to include additional sustainability categories, alongside energy, the US$3 million annual Prize rewards organisations and high schools that demonstrate sustainable solutions across three core criteria: impact, innovation, and inspiration.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award, whichrecognisesand rewards impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions by SMEs, non-profit organisations and high schools across five categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.
First created as the Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2008 by the UAE leadership, the Prize was named in honour of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was a life-long advocate of the importance of global sustainability and humanitarian development. After ten years of successfully promoting renewable energy initiatives across the globe, the Prize’s focus was broadened to align more closely with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and create greater human impact.
Over the past 11 years, the Prize has directly and indirectly impacted more than 318 million lives and, together with its 76 winners, has driven the adoption of sustainable solutions and technologies for people across the globe.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize is now accepting entries. Submissions will close on 30 May 2019.