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Jury of the Circular Economy Category



The Baltic Sustainability Awards are fortunate to be guided by 50+ seasoned jury experts, bringing an invaluable wealth of experience and knowledge. With this diverse panel of experts spanning various sectors, industries, and specializations, the BSA jury forms a formidable force in the realm of sustainability. These are the individuals who bring their passion and deep understanding of sustainability to the forefront, ensuring that the initiatives we honor are not merely regional success stories but globally influential catalysts for change.


Meet the esteemed panel of expert judges steering the Circular Economy category. They're on the lookout for projects that focus on resource efficiency, future food innovations and waste reduction by designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.


Circular Economy lead

Dr. Nātālija Cudečka-Puriņa is a sustainability and circular economy leader with over 15 years of waste management expertise. As a Senior Consultant at EY's Climate Change & Sustainability Service, she advises businesses on sustainable strategies. Nātālija's influence extends to academia, where she teaches Green Economics and Sustainability at Banku Augstskola. She's a dynamic force in the field, both in Latvia and globally.




Jury Members for the Circular Economy category

Jānis Kauliņš, EY Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader in the Baltic

Jānis Upenieks, Member of the Board at BONO Group

Helery Pops, Investor at Practica Capital

Aija Caune, Project Director at Zaļā josta

Dzintra Atstāja, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Sustainability, Efficiency and Effectiveness at BA School of Business and Finance

Laima Balčiūnė, CEO at Sunrise Tech Park

Kristīne Nagle, Founder and Sustainability Advisor at Your Impact House

Yoobin Jung, Ventures Associate - Sustainability at Plug and Play Tech Center

Laurynas Braškus, Innoavations manager at Sunrise Tech Park

Lina Zemaityte -Kirkman, Head of Rockit

Dr. Johanna Braun, Senior Impact Advisor


The Finalist Announcement and Awards Ceremony

The top 3 finalists of the Sustainability Awards 2023 in each category will be unveiled on November 23rd. The grand announcement of the winners will take place during the Baltic Sustainability Forum & Awards on December 7 at Splendid Palace, Riga. This is the moment when we celebrate and showcase the champions of sustainability, recognizing their remarkable efforts in driving positive change for our planet.


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