Winners of Baltic Sustainability Awards announced

Dec 11, 2023

On December 7, the winners Baltic Sustainability Awards 2023 were announced at Splendid Palace in Riga. It was a celebration of vibrant innovation, dedication, and eco-conscious progress. AmCham was an Ecosystem Partner contributing to the selection of the winners of the Climate Innovations category represented in the Awards jury by Liene Dubava, AmCham Vice President. Over 200 applications were submitted from all over the Baltics.

This year’s Sustainability Ambassador Latvia award went to Jana Trapāne, CEO of Mitigate. The jury highly appreciated her contribution to promoting data-driven sustainability in business, advocating the use of environmental, social and governance criteria in risk management and decision-making, as an important contribution to sustainability.

Meet the winners below:

  • Climate Innovations: PurOceans Technology, with their groundbreaking air bubble technology.
  • Circular Economy: Ringo Eco, reinventing packaging for a sustainable future.
  • Renewable Energy Technologies: PVcase, transforming solar energy deployment.
  • Social Initiatives: Augstsprieguma tīkls AS (AST), rebuilding hope through sustainable energy solutions.
  • Future-Ready Urban Development: R8 TECHNOLOGIES, leading with AI for more intelligent, greener buildings.

Climate Innovations Finalists:

  • CompAct OÜ and KWOTA OÜ: Each brought unique solutions to promote sustainability in their respective fields.

Circular Economy Finalists:

  • FudLoop OÜ and The Rewear Company: Presented innovative models in food waste reduction and sustainable fashion, respectively.

Renewable Energy Technologies Finalists:

  • Solarstone OÜ and SIA Skanstes Business Centre: Showcased advancements in photovoltaic technology and sustainable construction.

Social Initiatives Finalists:

  • Impact Day NGO and SIA Sonido: Highlighted the importance of collaborative platforms for sustainability and initiatives to combat social isolation.

Future-Ready Urban Development Finalists:

  • SpirulinaNord SIA and Bikeep OÜ: Demonstrated innovative approaches in urban agriculture and sustainable transportation.

Pioneers of Sustainable Change:

  • Latvia: Jana Trapane, is celebrated for her advocacy in data-driven sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) integration in business decision-making.
  • Estonia: Remo Kirss, is recognized for his efforts in raising awareness and promoting sustainable actions within companies, showcasing the importance of long-term environmental strategies.
  • Lithuania: Paulius Chockevičius, honored for his work in urban beekeeping and biodiversity, highlighting the significance of local, nature-based solutions.

Special Mentions:

- Sorainen's Special Prize to PVcase for their advancement in solar energy.

- Rimi's Special Prize to Beeloop for innovative strides in food waste reduction.

- JCDecoux's Special Prize to R8 Technologies for sustainable urban development.

Read more, and dive deeper into the details and stories of our winners and finalists in Helve's comprehensive blog post.

Marija Ručevska, Partner at Helve and organizer of the Baltic Sustainability Awards: "Sustainability is not a choice; it's the only way forward." This event was a call to action for everyone, from corporations to individuals, to continue striving for sustainable innovation. Let's take this spirit forward, making the Baltic Sustainability Awards not just an event, but a movement for a better world.

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