Entries for positive social and environmental change awards open

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Nominations have been opened for The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2022, which recognises businesses, organisations, projects and people who are making a positive environmental and social impact in the ANZ region.

Presented by TMRRW and electric car brand Polestar Australia, in partnership with Dumbo Feather Magazine, Hero Packaging, Square, The Bravery and JOLT, The Circle Awards AUS & NZ winners will be announced at a live event on Tuesday 18 October 2022 as part of the Purpose 2022 conference.

Entrants will be chosen across various categories from architecture, transport and local government through to fashion, food and wellbeing, with four special accolade categories including; Judges Choice, People’s Choice, the One To Watch and Shape Shifter.

The panel of judges include industry leaders such as;

  • Cr HY William Chan, Lord Mayoral team with City of Sydney
  • Nina Gbor, Founder of Ecostyles
  • Lisa Green, Head of Comms & Marketing at TerraCycle ANZ
  • Chris Hay, CCO at St Baker Energy Innovation Fund
  • Jared Ingersoll, Climate and Sustainability Leader
  • Tim Silverwood, Co-Founder of Ocean Impact Organisation
  • Sophie Treasure, Sustainability Manager at Tourism Australia.

“Our highly successful inaugural awards last year proved there are plenty of businesses in this region leading in positive impact for people and the planet whilst also being commercially successful,” Nick Hoskin, Founder of TMRRW and The Circle Awards, said, “This is however a relatively new market so we must continue spotlighting those getting it right, and inspiring more people to join the movement.

“These are more than just awards, one of our major goals is to build a passionate community for environmental and social impact, and foster a culture of collaboration and collective action,” Hoskin added. “By doing this we inspire businesses and individuals to do and be better, for our communities and the environment.”

Samantha Johnson, Head of Polestar Australia, said that the company was delighted to be partnering with The Circle Awards AUS & NZ in 2022 to celebrate businesses of all shapes and sizes, taking positive steps towards a future in which the planet, its people and economies can all thrive. And Good360 founder Alison Covington, winner of last year’s Community, Education and Research category and the overall Judge’s Choice award, said that winning last year was a “game changer” for her business that gave them the opportunity to stop, review, celebrate and share exactly how they have a positive impact.

“We’re interested in innovative efforts and ideas, and our unique judging criteria and diverse range of categories are designed to ensure a variety of organisations are recognised,” Hoskin said. “We can’t wait to see the range of entrants in 2022 and encourage any and all businesses working to achieve better environmental and social outcomes to enter.”

The Circle Awards AUS & NZ submissions close on 20 September 2022.