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Jury of the Social Initiatives 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.

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.



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