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PAST WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY Energy & Environment

2020 - Energy & Environment - Category Winner

Piñatex

Pińatex is an amazing, leather-like material made from the waste of pineapple plantations. Not only does the product make use of material that would otherwise be discarded or burnt, in addition to being a substitute for leather, it also replaces non-sustainable materials such as PU and PVC. Finally, it also creates additional income for farmers in some of the world's poorer regions.

Energy & Environment

A society where everyone can enjoy a clean and sustainable resources and energy. Including sustainable disruptive innovations related to:

  • Renewable energy generation, transmission and storage
  • Fauna and flora
  • Oceans and reef systems
  • Air quality

MEET THE EXPERTS:

Aaron Goldzimer

Adele Orcajada Material and Sustainability Specialist

Adele has a background as a fashion accessories product developer, sourcing materials to transform them into products for global high street fashion brands as well as fair trade artisan communities in South America. Adele lecturers at various fashion and design schools, in Spain and in the UK,...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Ajith Chandran Advisory Board Member, Phyto Specialities Pvt. Ltd

Over the past 20 years he has worked with NGOs, academic institutions and international funding agencies on community based sustainable management of resources especially related to forests. For example, he has worked with state and national governments in India for improving the institutional and...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Alejandro Lafarga Ibran CEO

CEO of Madrileña Red de Gas during the last 10 years. He previously held management positions at IBM, SAP, Meta4, Glory and Software AG.Executive who has participated in various processes of cultural transformation, digital and business models, helping in the interrelation of people and the...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Allan Query VP Engineering and Construction, Iberdola Renewables

Allan has more than 35 years of power generation project management and construction experience including 18 years with General Electric Company. In addition to experience with wind renewable and combined-cycle generation, Allan has worked on biomass renewable, small hydro, and waste-to-energy...
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Alon Cohen Founder

Experience inFinance and Business Development. B.A. in Business Administration with major in Finance.Six years of management experience, and for the past three years has worked as a fund administration manager, responsible for the biggest hedge fund and VC in Israel....
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Aaron Goldzimer

Andrea Zehetner Founder, Zehetner Patent Attorneys

She worked as in-house patent counsel in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industry before she founded her own patent law firm in Aachen, Germany. She regularly lectures on patent strategy in the field of technology and innovation management at universities, entrepreneurship centers, and start-up...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Andrew Stobart Director

Andrew has had extensive top management experience in leading and investing in large and complex organisations in the consumer and industrial sectors for over 30 years.  He has led international manufacturing businesses with turnover in excess of $800m in Australia and throughout Asia. ...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Anton Robek Sr. VP. Special Projects, DSM

He has 30 years of experience in a broad variety of businesses, ranging from fertilizers to specialty chemicals and engineering plastics, at the Dutch conglomerate Royal DSM. He assumed global business responsibilities and concluded various partnerships and joint ventures in different fields across...
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Aaron Goldzimer

Arthur Lyon Dahl President, International Environment Forum

A retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of UNEP, he lived and worked many years in Africa and the Pacific Islands, and consults on sustainability indicators and assessment with the World Bank, the World Economic Forum, and UNEP. His recent work includes implementation of the Sustainable...
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