ARTICLE: WorldGBC Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Awards in Green Building

The WGBC-APN Awards is the inaugural WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network Leadership Awards in Green Building. This is a biennial awards program that honors outstanding organizations for their commitment to sustainability, and highlights innovative green building projects.

The awards are sponsored by Shaw Contract Group, in partnership with BCSD Singapore and the International Finance Corporation.

There is a chance for the Philippines to shine a spotlight in a regional scale on either of the two (2) categories:

Business Leadership in Sustainability presented to the corporation which best demonstrates a commitment to sustainability as part of its core business model. The award acknowledges leadership in corporate social responsibility, with emphasis on policies and programs that reduce and reverse the impact of business practices on the environment.

Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance recognizes a green building project that demonstrates innovation in achieving minimum impact on the environment and maximum impact on health and productivity.
Nominations opened last 26th May 2014. Announcement of Finalist is by early August 2014. Announcement of Winners at Awards dinner in Singapore is on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
Nominations that qualified from the Philippines are the following (in alphabetical order):

Category A

Building Leadership in Sustainability

Category B

Leadership in Sustainability Design & Performance

The judging panel includes, but is not limited to, representatives from the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore – Regional Network Partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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