In 2019, hi Tech & Industry Scandinavia launched the hi Sustainable Development Award, which is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With this award we reward exhibitors' at the hi-expo and their contributions to a better world - and again in 2021 we will find a winner of the prestigious award.
The award takes its inspiration from the UN’s 17 SDGs, which together pave the way for a more sustainable future for people, animals, the environment and the climate.
The hi expo wants to shine a light on these global targets by celebrating and promoting the exhibitors who make a special effort to incorporate sustainable development into their company.
'It's an enormous honour to be recognised for out hard work in this way, and the interest we received throughout the progress really highlights the need for what we are doing.
The actual journey has generated a great deal of interest, which is extremely important and valuable for a small business like ours. In fact, the coverage and attention we have received has been worth more than the actual award, as it has given us the type of publicity we could otherwise only dream of.
And of course we are also proud to be able to say that we are the first ever winners of the award.'
- Søren Bødker, CEO & Co-founder, Visblue
The jury consists of a wide section of experts from the industry and research environment with insight and knowledge regarding sustainability transition:
Line Gry Knudsen, ph.d. and acting director of education, Climate KIC
Line Gry Knudsen is ph.d. in organisation and management and also acting director of education in Climate KIC, Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative. Line is an expert in identifying innovative solutions and scaling them to become transformative solutions in the global transition.
Eva Harpøth, sustainability adviser and editor at CSR.DK
Eva Harpøth has lots of experience with and a profound insight into danish and international companies' work to integrate sustainability in the business.
Nette Kirkegaard, adviser and managing director, RETHINK Sustainability Consultancy
Nette Kirkegaard has worked with sustainability trends and business integration in Danish and international correlation for 15 years. Nette Kirkegaard has advised the hi expo regarding the founding of hi Sustainable Development Award and also compiled criteria etc. for the award.