Each year EBI, Inc. and its award selection committee presents Business Achievement Awards in a number of categories to worthy recipients in the environmental and climate change industries. Winners are announced by email, on our website and in press releases in late January. EBI hosts a Business Achievement Awards Ceremony at the annual Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego. (EIS XIX is scheduled for March 17-19, 2021.)
EBI has two business achievement award programs: one for Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) and one for Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ). Each are administered by the separate publications.
The 2019 award winners were scheduled to be presented at Environmental Industry Summit XVIII in March 2020. This event was rescheduled to a virtual event on September 9-11, 2020. Awards notifications and certificates went out by email in January 2020.
From October-December each year, EBJ solicits the environmental industry community via e-mail, website, social media, referrals from industry advisors and word-of-mouth for nominations for the annual EBJ Business Achievement Awards.
Nominations are accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Categories or size designations of environmental business awards may be adjusted depending on the volume of nominations or the number of worthy recipients. Final awards are determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members.
* The same projects or accomplishments should not be submitted for multiple categories. Please limit nominations to four per company for EBJ and two per company for CCBJ.
Business Achievement (small, mid-size & large firms: <$5mil, $5-20 mil, $20-100 mil, etc.): Winners are generally awarded based on growth in the most recently closed year, or achievements in profitability, major new project wins, staff hires or new clients.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Deals announced or closed in 2020
COVID Response: Initiatives in response to COVID-19 in new business units, projects or revenue generation
COVID Adaptation & Resilience: Initiatives in response to COVID-19 in new management, communication or productivity gains
Project Merit: Projects completed or passed a significant milestone in 2020 noted for innovation or unique solution or partnership (water, remediation, NRM, EC or other areas)
Technology Merit: Demonstration, development or commercialization of a new technology
Information Management: Use of information or IT to support revenue growth, project efficiency, demonstration or visualization or software or system to collect, manage, analyze or display information, data, visuals or analytics
New Practice Areas: New services or dedicated service teams, or new client platform or region or territory
Social Contribution: Employee engagement in philanthropic projects or fundraising partnerships
Industry Leadership: Active leadership in national, state or local issues that impact policy, programs or funding to support environmental industry growth or mission; Educational partnerships to heighten awareness of key issues
50-Year Recognition: Companies in the environmental business in or around 1970 may submit a corporate history for recognition as a 50-year member of the environmental industry
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Individual awards for lifetime accomplishments in service to the environment or the environmental industry
Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience: Practice growth or initiatives or projects in CCA&R.
GHG Mitigation: Practice growth or initiatives or projects in GHG emissions reduction
Low-Carbon Energy: Practice growth or initiatives or projects in RE or low C power/energy