The Environment and Natural Resources Program is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership is the Dow-TNC collaboration on valuing ecosystem services, a partnership between The Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy.
The award will be presented at an award ceremony at the Harvard Kennedy School in the fall.
The Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership is presented every two years to an outstanding public-private partnership project that enhances environmental quality through the use of novel and creative approaches.
The mission of the Roy Family Award is to encourage governments, companies, and organizations worldwide to push the boundaries of creativity and to take risks that result in significant changes that benefit the environment and create leverage for greater action. We need your help to identify the most innovative and impactful partnerships around the world. Partnerships should be unusually creative and provide a model for improvement that is transferable to other issues or geographic regions. We are looking for organizations that have advanced a new idea, model, or paradigm that could be replicable for other efforts to improve the quality of the environment or natural resources.
Partnerships can consist of individuals or academic, business, civic, government, and non-profit groups. Projects can be domestic or international in scope, should involve a novel leap in creativity, and should foster significant positive changes that improve environmental quality or protect natural resources. The character, scope, and transferability of the environmental benefits created as a result of the partnership will be a major consideration in selecting the recipient. This is not a "lifetime achievement award," but rather an award for a specific program or initiative. Because the focus is on partnerships, this award recognizes multiple parties.
For more information on the Roy Award and the nomination process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org