The Baltic and European sustainability experts behind IMPACT Jury

As you read this, the jury of Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards is very busy evaluating the applications as the application phase has concluded with 323 (!) applications received. While we wait for the results and finalist announcement on November 25, let's use this opportunity to find out who the experts behind the Jury are for the Impact category.


Let's start at the beginning. To make sure Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards are bestowed on the winners resting on data-based, fair, transparent, and clear decisions, we have crafted the methodology and evaluation criteria together with Plan A, one of Europe's leading GreenTech companies and the first carbon accounting software whose methodology is certified by TÜV Rheinland. Now, the Jury is using that evaluation criteria to pick the finalists, a separate Jury for each of the main categories, that is. The biggest category is IMPACT as it has three whole sub-categories for 1) Large enterprises, 2) SMEs, and 3) Public sector and NGOs. Consequently, the Jury for this category is also the biggest in numbers and full of various experts in sustainability in particular.


IMPACT Jury Lead

Each great team needs an inspirational and knowledgeable leader, our Impact Jury as well. Leading the jury team is Wallace Green, Startup Coach and Founding Partner at ActNow Ventures.


Wallace is a creative strategist with a passion for executing business transformations that converge Customer Experience and Digital Service Innovation with Tech-Driven Disruption. For more than a decade Wallace has delivered strategic projects to CXO levels, helping to accelerate change initiatives that engage employees, drive culture change and have a lasting positive impact on P&L and customers.


Jury members for the IMPACT category

WALLACE GREEN (USA 🇺🇸 ), Founding Partner at ActNow Ventures

TOMAS JANKUS (Lithuania 🇱🇹), CEO at LAVA (Sustainable Business Association of Lithuania)

AGNESE ALKSNE - BENSONE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Founder and Chairwoman of the Board at CSR Latvia

JANIS AIZBALTS (Latvia 🇱🇻), Board member at Zaļais Punkts and Chairman of the Management Board at Eco Baltia Vide DR. THOMAS BAUWENS (The Netherlands 🇳🇱), Assistant Professor at Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University

KATLYN JURISAAR (Estonia 🇪🇪), Board Member at Estonian Social Enterprise Network

ELZA OZOLINA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Programme Manager at Pasaules Dabas Fonds (associated partner to WWF)

ANNA PAKKALA (Finland 🇫🇮), Senior Consultant at Gaia Consulting LIENE DUBAVA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Vice President at AmCham Latvia

MARIO GAMPER (Germany 🇩🇪), Member of the Board of Advisors at Plan A

ANNIE LINDMARK (Sweden 🇸🇪), Program Director at Vinnova and Founder of One Empowerment

MAIJA ORBIDANE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Head of ESG practice at PwC Latvia DOMINYKAS STANKEVICIUS (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Investment Associate at Launchpad Capital

The Awards Ceremony

Three finalists in each sub-category will be selected based on the Jury evaluation. These finalists will be announced on November 25 and then presented to the public during the Awards Ceremony on December 9. The winners will be selected during the ceremony as well. To make sure you are the first ones to find out who takes home the winner's title, make sure to register for the ceremony here.

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