GREEN AWARDSMESSE BERLIN 3 JUNE 2025

GREEN AWARDS
CELEBRATING CHANGEMAKERS

Founded in 2008, the GREEN AWARDS have become the most significant prize in sustainability globally. Every year, we bring together experts and celebrities to pay tribute to the most innovative projects in green technology across a range of categories. From groundbreaking start-ups, institutions and established companies to outstanding personalities and innovative young minds – we honor and give more visibility to the modern-time heroes who dedicate their lives and careers to tackling climate change and making a real difference.

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3 Categories
8 Nominees
60 Jury members
800 Guests

17TH GREEN AWARDS BERLIN

OUR CATEGORIES 2024

GREEN AWARDS WINNERS 2024

Dr MAMPHELA RAMPHELE

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mamphela Ramphele is a world-renowned figure with an outstanding career as an activist, medical doctor, academic, businesswoman, and political thinker. She has been Co-President of the Club of Rome since October 2018 until end of term in 2023. She is the  Co-Founder & Global Brand Ambassador of ReimagineSA since 2016. Previously, she served as a Managing Director at the World Bank from 2000 to 2004 and as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 1996 to 2000. She obtained a medical degree from the University of Natal in 1968, where she co-founded the Black Consciousness Movement with Steve Biko and became involved in the South African Students Association (SASO). To learn more and follow Dr Mamphela Ramphele work, visit her website mamphela-ramphele.com

FATOU JENG

Category: Youngster

Fatou Jeng has 7 years’ experience in the climate and gender space and currently serves as one of the appointed youth climate advisors to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. She founded the youth-led NGO Clean Earth Gambia and co-led the Women and Gender working group of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Youth Constituency (YOUNGO). Clean Earth Gambia is one of the biggest youth-led environmental non-profit organisations in The Gambia. Over the past years, they have mobilised and worked with over 3000 children and young Gambians in the protection of our environment by conducting a series of capacity-building training programmes and planted over 35,000 with partners. You can support this incredible organisation through their Gofundme Website

ASTERRA

Category: Milestone

ASTERRA provides geospatial data-driven platform solutions for water utilities, government agencies, and the greater infrastructure industry in the areas of roads, rails, dams, and mining. ASTERRA services use Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar data from satellites, artificial intelligence, and proprietary technology to turn this data into large-scale decision support tools. Since 2017, ASTERRA solutions have been used to detect underground water leaks and monitor soil moisture in over 64 countries, saving over 368 billion gallons of potable water, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 235,520 metric tons, and saving 920,000 MWH of energy. Explore more about ASTERRA on their website asterra.io.

SUBLIME SYSTEMS

Category: Pioneer

Sublime Systems is on a mission to have a swift and massive impact on global CO2 emissions by decarbonizing cement. Unlike net zero solutions that rely on carbon capture, Sublime’s fully electrified, “true-zero” approach avoids the industry’s legacy fossil-fueled kilns and CO2-heavy limestone feedstock. The fully electrified electrochemical process produces Sublime Cement™ that meets performance-based standards and works with existing concrete ready-mix. Third party life cycle assessments have shown Sublime’s manufacturing can reduce the global warming potential of cement in the U.S. by over 90%. Learn more through their website sublime-systems.com

ARIZONA MUSE

Inspirational Achievement Award

The GREEN AWARDS will present US model and climate activist Arizona Muse with the Inspirational Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to creating positive change in their industry.
Through her work with organisations such as Greenpeace, The Sustainable Angle and UN organizations including UNDP, UNEP and UNFAO, she has become a recognized voice inspiring others to adopt more sustainable practices and processes – moving the fashion sector forward for the better. She has also used her influence to raise funds for her charity organization, DIRT, whose mission is to find sustainable solutions for fashion to be no longer part of the problem, but part of the solution. Her unwavering dedication is an inspiration for an entire generation. You can donate directly to her charity on dirt.charity

GTF 2024 Selected Highlights

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OUR NOMINEES 2024

PIONEER

MILESTONE

YOUNGSTER

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AWARDS PROCESS

Applications for the 2024 GREEN AWARDS in Berlin closed on 30 November 2023 but you can already apply for the 2025 GREEN AWARDS. Make sure to fill out our contact form down below.

APPLICATIONS
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SCREENING & CHOOSING
Each award category’s TOP3 are being selected with the help of our nomination committee.

VOTING
The GREEN AWARDS winners are determined during a live meeting via an anonymous vote of our expert jury.

AWARDS
The winners get awarded during our awards ceremony on 15 May 2024 in Berlin.

Selected Jury Members

Dr. Andreas
Klesse
EON Energy Infrastructure Solutions
Head of Operational Excellence
Prof. Dr. Anke
Weidenkaff
FHG IWKS
Head of Institute
Béatrice
Bracklo
Amazon
Director Public Policy DACH
Bernhard
Kowatsch
WFP IA
Managing Director
Christian
von den Brincken
Ströer Media SE
Managing Director
Prof. Christopher
Hebling
Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Head of Department
Claire
Oelkers
Reporter, Moderation, Actress
Dr. Cyril
Stephanos
acatech - Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
Head of Department
Dorothee
Ingwersen
Plan Shop GmbH/ Plan International
Executive Director
Franziska
Knuppe
Model
Dr. Ijad
Madisch
ResearchGate
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Johanna
Klewitz
Audi AG
Head of Supply Chain Sustainability
Dr. Johanna
Puetz
Boston Consulting Group
Partner
Jörg
Mugke
T3N
Chief Editor
Marco
Vollmar
MSL Group
Partner
Marie
von den Benken
Author, Influencer & Model
Max
Arnold
Arnold Druckerei
Managing Partner
Michael
Bültmann
ABB Germany
Management E-Mobility
Nicole
Schumacher
Deutsche Bahn AG
Head of Public Relations/ Content Marketing/ Media
Nicoline
Woehrle
Wala Heilmittel
Head of Communications
Nils
Müller
TRENDONE
Founder & CEO
Nina
Eichinger
Moderation
Philipp
Bergeron
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Board Representative for sustainability
Robert
Pölzer
BUNTE
Chief Editor
Dr. Rüdiger
Recknagel
Audi
Chief Environmental Officer Audi & Managing Director
Sascha
Vollmer
The BossHoss
Musician
Sebastian
Tripp
PANDA Fördergesellschaft für Umwelt mbH / WWF Deutschland
Managing Director
Dr. Stefan
Franzke
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Managing Director
Stefan
Hoppe
Energy Berlin
Managing Director
Steffen
Erath
Hansgrohe
Head of Innovation and Sustainability
Till F.
Esser
NH Hotel Group
General Manager & Director Northern Europe
Alec
Völkel
The BossHoss
Musician
Burkhard
Kieker
Visit Berlin
Managing Director
Caroline
Drischel
Lufthansa
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Dominik
Campanella
Concular
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Roya
Sangi
Redeker
Attorney
Jure
Mikolcic
Stadler Rail Germany
Managing Director
Katharina
van Bronswijk
Psychotherapists for Future
Spokesperson
Nicole
Hiltl
Climate Tech Hub
Managing Director
Roger
Gilles
Boeing International
Head of Communications Germany, Central & Eastern Europe and the Nordics
Sebastian
Christensen
Handelsblatt Media
Managing Director
Tanja
Gönner
BDI
Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Christopher
Hebling
FhG ISE
Head of Department
Robert
Tschöke
TRENDONE
Chief Analyst Sustainability
Dr. Mario
Tobias
Messe Berlin
Managing Director
Dr. Tanja
Emmerling
High Tech Gründerfonds
Partner
Dr.-Ing. Stefan
Franzke
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Managing Director
Dr.-Ing. Christian
Bogatu
SprinD
Investment Advisor
Jens
Kleine
E.ON Energy Infrastructure Solutions
Global Marketing
Dr. Ulrike
Beckmann
Jane Goodall Institute Germany
Member of the Board
Dr. Rüdiger
Recknagel
Audi
Chief Environmental Officer Audi & Managing Director
Dr. Johanna
Puetz
Bosten Consulting Group
Partner
Dr. Johanna
Klewitz
Audi
Head of Supply Chain Sustainability
Dr. Ijad
Madisch
ResearchGate
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Cyril
Stephanos
acatech
Head of Department
Dr. Albert
Waas
Boston Consulting Group
Partner & Managing Director
Catharina
Enderlein
Ströer Media
Head of Creation
Tobias
Berghäuser
KPM Hotel & Residences
Managing Director
Dirk
Baur
Universal Music
President Marketing Labs
Annabelle
Mandeng
Actress, Presenter & Voice Over Actress
Carolin
Niemczyk
CZYK Boutique
Musician and Founder
Romney
Müller-Westernhagen
Photographer
Pheline
Roggan
Actress

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GREEN AWARDS WINNERS 2023

Brilliant Planet

BRILLIANT PLANET

Category: Innovation

Brilliant Planet is utilizing the potential of algae to permanently and quantifiably sequester carbon at the gigaton scale.Their method is not only ten times more affordable but also ten times faster than legacy algae producers, which allows for affordable carbon removal through algae. The company’s innovative process enables vast quantities of microalgae to grow in open-air pond-based systems in coastal desert areas without the use of freshwater. By harnessing a natural process, the innovative method contributes to the health of both the oceans and the air.

Concular

CONCULAR

Category: Start-Up

Aiming to change the construction sector, which is responsible for 60% of waste and 40% of CO2 emissions worldwide, Concular is developing a digital ecosystem for circular construction. Beginning in 2012 with Restado, a marketplace to buy and sell materials from deconstruction, Concular has grown to Europe’s largest marketplace for reused materials. As this mainly reached small companies, Concular was founded in 2020 to cater to the professional actors of the construction sector. By digitizing materials in both new and existing buildings and redirecting them into new construction instead of landfilling them, Concular has created closed material loops which help to reduce global CO2 emissions by up to 15% and waste by up to 30%.

Johan Rockstroem

PROF. DR. JOHAN ROCKSTRÖM

Category: Special Award

Rockström is a renowned scientist in the field of global sustainability. He played a key role in developing the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in an era of rapid global change. With over 25 years of experience in applied water research, he is a leading expert on global water resources. Rockström’s research has influenced policy decisions and he provides scientific guidance to organizations such as the European Commission and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He also advises governments and business networks and holds important positions in various advisory boards and organizations focused on conservation and environmental issues. He is recognized as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Jeremiah Thoronka

JEREMIAH THORONKA

Category: Youngster

At the age of 17, Jeremiah Thoronka founded the start-up “Optim Energy” to tackle the challenges of energy poverty and environmental impact in his home country of Sierra Leone. The idea: To use piezoelectric materials and locally sourced energy harvesting technologies to provide energy to low-income households and schools. Piezoelectricity is gained from heat and vibrations. Optim Energy positioned its devices under the pavement, using one of the greatest natural assets of the areas where they were implemented: weather, traffic, and people. A sustainable and affordable system for low-income communities in a region where outside of the urban areas only a minority of the population has access to electricity.

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