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Jury of the Sustainability Ambassador 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.


Introducing the distinguished panel of jury experts shaping the Sustainability Ambassador category. In this domain, the jury seeks individuals that inspire others to be more sustainable through actions by promoting sustainable behaviours, advocating for sustainable policies, and leading by example.


Sustainability Ambassador lead

Donatas Šumyla as a Head of Startup Partnerships at Rockit and having previously served in a similar capacity at Swedbank Lithuania.

His passion for technology and fintech, coupled with a keen interest in sustainability, makes Donatas Šumyla a notable advocate for driving positive environmental and societal change through financial innovation.






Jury Members for the Sustainability Ambassador category

Elina Vahi, Climate Change and Sustainability Services Manager in Baltics at EY

Tatjana Tambovceva, Professor at RTU, sustainability and circular economy expert

Nuno Quental, Project Adviser at the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Susanne Knittel, Head of Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs and Sustainability at Danone Nordics & Baltics

Daniels Trukšāns, Eco-Schools and YRE programme National Operator at Foundation for Environmental Education

Līva Stūrmane, Managing Director at The Red Jackets

Auste Valikonyte, Managing Partner at Sustain Advisory

Anna Andersone, CEO of Riga TechGirls

Ieva Kazakeviciute, Co-Founder at Sustain Academy

Indrė Kavaliauskaitė, Director, Lithuanian Responsible Business Association

Viesturs Sosārs, Innovation Academy program director and resident entrepreneur of Riga Business School

Katrin Jõgi, Sustainability Manager at Fibenol

Matīss Neimanis, Managing Partner, Buildit Latvia

Zane Valujeva, Corporate Sustainability Solutions Strategist at KIIND

Ilze Zumente, ESG researcher at Riga Technical University


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. The Sustainability Ambassador category will be chosen based on the public voting taking place from November 23 until December 7. 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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