The community driving sustainability innovation in the Baltics

Change is not easy. It is complicated, unknown and the road towards it is often bumpy. But what might make it all easier is not having to do it alone. Having peer support, advice, and inspiration instead. We built the community of Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards with this particular goal in mind. If we could bring together Baltic startup, sustainability, and business organizations to share ideas, experiences, and expertise, it could inspire many to share their achievements.


Our team at Helve is grateful to each and every organization that has joined the initiative. We are thankful to each and every member of these organizations that believed in us and convinced others to do the same. They have joined the Jury, helped us shape the methodology, supported us in reaching organizations and enterprises, shared advice, and their words of encouragement have reminded us repeatedly that real sustainability and innovation success stories must be heard. Meet the organizations of the Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards community, see what they work on every day, and let us know if you would like to meet some of them; we can definitely make it work! Who knows what wonderful partnerships lay ahead :)


Startups & GreenTech

Startin.LV (Latvia) - Latvian Startup Association;

Greentech Alliance (Europe) - Community of Greentech companies from all over the world which connects the members to top tier VCs, media, and experts;

Startup Lithuania - Facilitator of Lithuania’s startup ecosystem building globally recognized startup-friendly environment;

Cleantech Estonia - Estonian and regional cleantech sector development powerhouse;

Startup Wise Guys (Baltics) - <entorship-driven accelerator program for early-stage B2B SaaS, Fintech, Cyber, and Sustainability startups, providing seed capital, office space, and most importantly – world-class mentors;

Rockit (Lithuania) - Prime space in Lithuania where top FinTech innovators, creators, and founders build the future of Financial Technologies;

Tehnopol (Estonia) - Science and business campus which aims to advance technology-based entrepreneurship in Estonia, by bringing scientists and entrepreneurs together;

TechChill (Latvia) - The leading tech and startup event in the Baltics.


Sustainability

CSR Latvia - Association that promotes the development of Latvian entrepreneurs by introducing corporate social responsibility principles into the organization's strategies;

Sustainable Business Association of Lithuania - Brings together companies and organizations committed to implementing and following responsible and sustainable business practices;

Let’s Do It Foundation (Estonia) - A non-profit organization working towards a waste-free world through community influencers - organizations and local authorities;

AgriFood Lithuania - A digital innovation hub that brings together major research, business, and public stakeholders in Lithuania for the common pursuit of digital transformations in the agriculture, food, and associated sectors;

Latvijas Zaļais punkts - Organizes recycling of used packaging, electrical goods, and environmentally harmful products on behalf of companies in accordance with a multi-year action plan approved by the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund;

World Nature Fund (Latvia) - Conserves nature and reduces the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.


Businesses

Estonian Social Enterprise Network - Non-profit association whose mission is to increase the number, capacity, and societal impact of social enterprises in Estonia;

AmCham (Latvia) - Serves as a thought leadership hub for American and international businesses in Latvia;

The Red Jackets (Latvia) - Association that unites the best exporting brands of Latvia;

AmCham Estonia - Association of businesses to develop mutually beneficial economic relations between the United States of America and the Republic of Estonia;

AmCham Lithuania - Association of businesses to develop mutually beneficial economic relations between the United States of America and the Republic of Lithuania;

Netherlands embassy in Riga - Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Latvia.


Interested in taking part in Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards? Explore all the categories, application examples, and apply by Nov 5 here.


Rimi Baltic Sustainability Awards are organized by innovation management company Helve with the support of the general partner Rimi Baltic, methodology partner Plan A as well as partners e-solutions company Dokobit and Citadele bank. The application process takes place until Nov5, finalists will be announced on Nov 25 while the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Dec 9.

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