International Green Gown Award Winners 2022

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We are pleased to be a partner to support and recognise such an inspiring group of entrepreneurs.
  • AllianzGI partners with International Green Gown Awards to promote exceptional sustainability initiatives at world’s universities and colleges, encouraging the next generation to take action on sustainability
  • Winners are announced on 6 July 2022 as part of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
  • A total of 56 Finalists from 19 countries from across the world for six categories

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, and EAUC-The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education announced today the Winners of the 2022 International Green Gown Awards, among 56 Finalists from 19 countries from across the world.

The winners were first revealed at the International Green Gown Awards Ceremony on 6 July 2022 as part of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Endorsed by United Nations Environment Programme and supported by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU), the International Green Gown Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. Starting from 2022, AllianzGI has entered into a three-year partnership with the International Green Gown Awards, to encourage the next generation to start taking action for a sustainable future.

Matt Christensen, Global Head Sustainable & Impact Investing at Allianz Global Investors says:

“Creating a more sustainable future goes beyond combating climate change. It is about protecting our environment, fostering biodiversity, and ensuring that we make this important transition without leaving anyone behind. It is therefore critical that all of us – companies, academia, and policymakers – work together to solve the challenges we are facing. Every action counts. Seeing the ideas submitted to this year’s International Green Gown Awards gives me the confidence that we will not run out of sustainable investment opportunities in the future. We are pleased to be a partner to support and recognise such an inspiring group of entrepreneurs.”

Fiona Goodwin, CEO (interim) at EAUC and Green Gown Awards Secretariat, says:

“We are delighted to announce our 2022 winners! We hope that universities and colleges from all around the world will take inspiration from their example and raise the bar on climate action. From India to Colombia to Malaysia and Canada and many more, our winners show how important it is for universities and colleges to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis. With such fantastic projects we are already looking forward to hearing from many more institutions in 2023!”

Here are the 2022 Winners of the International Green Gown Awards:

2030 Climate Action
WINNER (Large Institution): Chiba University of Commerce, Japan
WINNER (Small Institution): University of Sopron, Hungary
Highly Commended: Bridgend College, UK
Highly Commended: RMIT University, Australia

Benefitting Society
WINNER (Large Institution): Deakin University, Australia
WINNER (Small Institution): De La Salle Lipa, Philippines
Highly Commended: International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Highly Commended: Newcastle University and Cap-a-Pie, UK
Highly Commended: UCSI University, Malaysia

Creating Impact
WINNER: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Highly Commended: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Next Generation Learning and Skills
WINNER: University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Highly Commended: Universidad del Norte, Colombia
Highly Commended: De Montfort University, UK

Student Engagement
WINNER (Large Institution): University of Tasmania, Australia
WINNER (Small Institution): UCSI University, Malaysia
Highly Commended: Engineering School of Purpan, France
Highly Commended: University of St Andrews, UK

Sustainability Institution of the Year
WINNER: Dawson College, Canada
Highly Commended: Goa Institute of Management, India
Highly Commended: University of Tasmania, Australia

The International Green Gown Awards Ceremony and the Winners’ projects can be found here

For further information please contact:

Sarah Einig, Phone +44 20 3246 7475 Email: ukmedia@allianzgi.com
Fiona Goodwin, EAUC, Email: fgoodwin@eauc.org.uk

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 700 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing EUR 637 billion in assets. We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

About the International Green Gown Awards

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the world as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The Green Gown Awards are administered by the EAUC – the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

The Green Gown Awards are also delivered on a regional basis in Australasia, UK & Ireland, French speaking as well as the International Green Gown Awards supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU).

For more information visit http://www.greengownawards.org and follow us on Twitter @greengowns.

 
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