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Awards Categories

1. The Eco Star of Asia Award

Celebrating the change and inspiration these leaders have left – The Eco Star of Asia Award recognizes youth changemakers, aged 18 to 35 in China, who have dedicated themselves to bettering our environment through their initiatives and actions. 


Both project & operation must be carried out within Asia.

2. The Eco Innovator Award

Celebrating the amazing revolutionary innovation that impacts our lives and environment positively in relation to Sustainable Development Goals: #2 Zero Hunger, #6 Clean Water and Sanitation, #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, #14 Life Below Water and #15 Life on Land. 

The GGEF Eco Innovator Award recognizes the breakthroughs in technology, service, and contributions in making our environment a more sustainable place in Asia.

3. The Social Eco Game Changer Award

A firm supporter of Sustainability and Social Change, GGEF has been connecting changemakers to collaborate and make a positive impact. We know it takes great effort in creating a social change. 

That’s why we would like to recognize the efforts that have been put into creating social initiatives in Asia in relations to Sustainable Development Goals: #1 No Poverty, #3 Good Health and Well-being, #4 Quality Education, #5 Gender Equality, #8 Decent Work and Economic Growth and #10 Reduced Inequality.

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Judging Criteria



  1. The applicant has developed or facilitated the development of innovative solutions, disruptive technologies, services, or novel initiatives 

  2. Innovations developed by the company have been successfully adopted or implemented and have produced tangible social, environmental or industrial benefit


Long-term vision

  1. A sustainable operating model for the long-term, financially, socially, and ecologically

  2. A clear vision for the long-term future of energy and sustainability which helps shape current strategy and new initiatives



  1. Clear, significant, and positive impact within the sustainability industry or renewable energy either in the development and dissemination of a solution, product, or technology or by affecting positive change through other means

  2. A tangible and scalable improvement to the quality of life for individuals or communities

  3. Demonstrated commitment to furthering the sustainability industry or renewable energy as a whole, for example through advocacy, stakeholder engagement, standards development, and so on



  1. Inspires people inside and outside the organisation or network to behave in a more environmentally sustainable way

  2. Commitment to raising awareness or sustainability policy development or supporting renewable energy in either the public or private sectors

  3. Asian women working in Asia or non-Asian women championing sustainability within Asia

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Judging Panel

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Regula Schegg

Managing Director, Asia
Circulate Capital

Robert Rubinstein

Chairman & Founder

TBLI Group

Sarah Kochling 

Managing Principal

Shanghai Blossom Innovation

Stephanie Dickson

Founder & Editor In Chef
Green is the New Black