The jury of the IMPACT category



The Baltic Sustainability Awards team is blessed to have knowledgeable professionals from all over the world on board. The Jury has been working hard to determine the finalists, with the moment of the finalists' announcement being just around the corner - November 16. While all submissions are thoroughly evaluated, you can get to know people without whom the awards ceremony's category IMPACT would not be possible.


For this category, our professionals and experts are looking for groundbreaking and impactful solutions in such areas as renewable energy, sustainable resources, supply chain, sustainable cities & mobility, and social initiatives.


IMPACT Jury Lead

Let's meet Agnese Alksne - Bensone, INNOVATION category jury lead. Agnese is the Chairwoman of the board at CSR Latvia and the Owner of Sustainability Partners. She has worked in the field of sustainability and corporate social responsibility for more than 14 years. Agnese is also convinced that maintaining a balance between profit, ambitions, environmental and social impact in the business model is a challenge that everyone can handle.


Jury members for the IMPACT category


AGNESE ALKSNE - BENSONE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Chairwoman of the board at CSR Latvia, Owner of Sustainability Partners

RYTIS KĖVELAITIS (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Founder & CEO at Energy Unlimited

ELZA ŠTRAUSA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Programme Manager at Pasaules Dabas Fonds

AUSTĖ VALIKONYTE (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Managing Partner & Sustainability Consultant at Sustain Advisory

GUNITA KUĻIKOVSKA - ĶIESNERE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Sustainable Construction department director at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

JULIE VERDUGO (United States 🇺🇸), Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at URBN

AUDRONĖ ALIJOŠIUTĖ - PAULAUSKIENĖ (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Managing Director at Sustainable Business Association of Lithuania (LAVA)

AIJA CAUNE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Project director at SIA Zaļā josta, Chairwoman of Coalition Clean Baltic

KRISTINA SERMUSNYTE - ALESIUNIENE (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Coordinator at Agrifood Lithuania DIH

JĀNIS KAULIŅŠ (Latvia 🇱🇻), Partner at EY, Leader of Climate Change and Sustainability Services in the Baltics

NATĀLIJA CUDEČKA - PURIŅA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Senior Consultant at EY – Climate Change and sustainability Services

YOOBIN JUNG (South Korea 🇰🇷), Venture Associate in Sustainability-Fashion at Plug and Play tech center

ZANE VALUJEVA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Corporate Sustainability Solutions Strategist

GIEDRĖ PADAIGIENĖ (Lithuania 🇱🇹), Independent Expert at Lithuanian National Contact Point (OECD)

ALINA DOLMATE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Hub Manager at EIT Food Riga Technical University (RTU) Science and Innovation Centre

LIENE DUBAVA (Latvia 🇱🇻), Vice President at AmCham Latvia

LĪVA PĒRKONE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Founding Partner at Helve

ZANDA ŠADRE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Corporate Responsibility and Communications Director at Rimi Baltic Group

SANDRA GHAOUI (United States 🇺🇸), Co-founder at Blue Dot Project

NORA PASTORE (Latvia 🇱🇻), Signet Bank Sustainability Officer


The Awards Ceremony


Three finalists in each Baltic country will be selected based on the Jury evaluation and publicly announced on November 16. Afterward, the public vote in each of the Baltic countries will determine the winner of each country. The winners will be announced during the Baltic Sustainability Forum & Awards, which will be held on November 30.



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