The Ennovent Team
After several months of competition that included public voting and expert judging, WWF Switzerland and Ennovent will be announcing the winners and finalists in the company and start up categories of the Tropical Forest Challenge on December 17th, 2012!
The winners of this exciting global initiative will be endorsed by WWF Switzerland as the best solutions addressing the conservation of tropical forest biodiversity and will be awarded global visibility, networking and capacity building opoprtunities working in partnership with sponsor partners such as Good Company, Sustainatopia and Thomson Reuters Foundation – TrustLaw Connect .
Launched in May 2012, the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge aimed to discover the best for-profit enterprises from around the world having a positive impact on tropical forest biodiversity.
Impressively, over 300 solutions were nominated for the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge until the application period closed on September 30, 2012. Of these nominations, over 70 solution providers applied from Latin America, Africa and South East Asia, gathering over 2,300 votes in total from the public.
Each application was independently assessed by a panel of 31 distinguished experts on the criteria of forest biodiversity and development impact as well as on its commercial viability. The top applications in each category were then further evaluated by 11 experts on three jury panels. After thorough review and screening, the jury identified the finalists and one winner in each category.
The winner announcement is just days away! Stay tuned until December 17 th when we will share the innovative and high-impact solutions, which have been selected as the best solutions addressing tropical forest biodiversity conservation.