Dr. Martin Mendoza-Botelho selected as evaluator for Katerva Awards panel

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Professor Martín Mendoza-Botelho, faculty at the Department of Political Science at Tulane and affiliated with the Payson Center for International Development, has been selected to serve another year as evaluator in the validation panel for the prestigious Katerva Awards (www.katerva.org).

According to Reuters “If the Nobel Society had an award for sustainability, it would resemble the Katerva Awards, a new international prize for the most promising ideas and efforts to advance the planet toward sustainability.” These awards are presented to winners in 10 unique categories, including human development, ecosystem services, and behavior change, as well as a grand prize winner selected among category winners. Through this global sustainability recognition, the best ideas on the planet are identified, refined and accelerated toward impact at a global level. The rigorous review process involves 700+ professionals, 6 filtering phases, and 12 stages of focused review of innovative projects worldwide. Nominees are judged based on feasibility, scalability, originality and impact. This is a celebration of radical innovation and an acceleration of much needed change. The Prize Jury is composed of a distinguished group of global leaders, including Jean-Michel Cousteau, Mary Robinson, Dr. J. Craig Venter, Marina Silva, Gunther Pauli, Jeremy Rifkin, Lord Michael Hastings and John Elkington.

The 2012 Awards were presented in Tokyo and among others included the presence of her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. The Katerva Award recipient for the 2011 Competition in the Economy category, was www.WorldofGood.com. Founded by Robert Chatwani, WorldofGood is the world’s largest multi-seller marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible shopping. It features thousands of products from around the world and combines trust and transparency with the online shopping experience, with $60 Billion worth of goods sold every year. This platform utilizes a revolutionary purchase impact guide called Goodprint, a label used by sellers to show consumers the positive impact they can have when purchasing a WorldofGood.com product.


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