The "Green Business Award" is endowed with 25,000 Swiss francs and will be presented for the fourth time at the end of September 2022. Three companies beat their 36 competitors, including Planted, to compete for the coveted award in the final in Bern.
Since 2019, the Green Business Award has been presented annually to the most innovative Swiss companies that combine ecological impact with economic success. In the first phase, around 20 partner organizations - consisting of environmental associations and business organizations - nominate three of the best solutions in their sector. These are nominated for the award. From these, a preliminary jury will award the "Green Business Excellence" label to the five best solutions. These five companies present themselves in a pitch to the main jury. The main jury, chaired by former Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, is made up of 16 personalities, including Prof. Dr. Reto Knutti (Professor of Climate Physics, ETH Zurich), business journalist Patrizia Laeri and Patrick Odier (Managing Partner of Lombard Odier). Three of the five "Excellence Label" winners will be selected as finalists for the "Green Business Award" and one company will receive the coveted award at the Swiss Sustainability Forum on September 23, 2022. Swiss Post supports the award as presenting partner and pioneer for sustainability in its industry.