The Planet Mark™, the internationally recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme, is sponsoring the Climate category in the inaugural DigitalAgenda Impact Awards, which take place at London’s Barbican Centre on Thursday March 2, 2017.
The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards are open to any business, government or non-profit using digital products or services to make the world a better place. The Planet Mark™ joins headline sponsor Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder, and other category sponsors including Digital Catapult, Edtech UK and Future Cities Catapult, in supporting the awards, which "celebrate innovations that make a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business".
The Impact Award Climate category celebrates technologies and services that help us manage and understand environmental change better, and that encourage greener living and ways of doing business. Other categories open for entries include Social and Economic Transformation, Food and Cities.
Julian Blake, director and editor of DigitalAgenda and chairman of the Impact Awards judging panel said: “We’re delighted to have The Planet Mark™ as the sponsor of our Impact Awards Climate category. Many technology businesses are innovating for a greener, cleaner future, as well as examining their own environmental impacts, so will value the knowledge and support of initiatives like The Planet Mark™ to help them do just that.”
Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark™, added: “Digital innovators have a huge part to play in tackling climate change and making the world a better place and we see the Impact Awards as being closely aligned with The Planet Mark™ mission and values, so we are thrilled to come on board.”
The Impact Awards has assembled a panel of expert award judges, including TechCrunch editor-at-large Mike Butcher and StartUp Britain and Cospa director Oli Barrett. Both have received MBEs for their services to their professions.
Among speakers already confirmed is Mike Bracken, chief digital officer at the Co-op and one of the UK’s leading experts on digital transformation.
The afternoon awards ceremony in the 250-seat Frobisher Auditorium will be followed by an evening after-party in the Barbican’s garden room conservatory.
Tickets cost £49 for the awards and after party, or £35 for the after party only. All shortlisted entrants will receive one complimentary ticket to attend the event.
To find out more about the awards visit the DigitalAgenda website.