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.
As the jury diligently evaluates applications, let's introduce you to the exceptional individuals guiding the way in the Social Initiatives category. The main focus of the jury is initiatives that aim to elevate society’s welfare by addressing social and environmental challenges, promoting social equity and inclusion, and empowering communities.
Social Initiatives Lead
Meet Heidi Solba, the President and Head of the Global Network at Let's Do It World. She's a sustainability champion leading a global movement in over 150 countries. Heidi's dedication mobilizes millions to tackle environmental and social challenges, especially through the annual World Cleanup Day, uniting people worldwide for a waste-free planet. She's a dynamic force for change, making the world cleaner and more sustainable.
Jury Members for the Social Initiatives category
Katrin Bats, CR Manager at Rimi Baltic
Jana Budkovskaja, CEO at Beamline Accelerator
Chris Dooley, Head of Social Impact at JCDecaux UK
Kadri Vunder-Fontana, Group Head of Sustainability at Luminor
Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė, CEO, AgriFood Lithuania and European Cluster Manager of The Year 2022
Gatis Zēmanis, Managing Director and Co-founder at Kalve Coffee
Agnese Alksne-Bensone, Owner of Sustainability Partners, Chairwoman of the Board at CSR Latvia
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.