Each year EBI, Inc. hosts the Business Achievement Awards Ceremony at the annual Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego.
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 has been rescheduled for September 9-11, 2020 and will take place online in videoconference format.
From September-December 2019, EBJ solicited the environmental industry community via e-mail, website, social media, referrals from industry advisors and word-of-mouth for nominations for the 2019 EBJ Business Achievement Awards.
Each year, 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.
Business Achievement (small, mid-size & large firms: <$5mil, $5-20 mil, $20-100 mil, etc.): Winners are generally awarded based on growth in 2019 or achievements in profitability, major new project wins, staff hires or new clients.
Project Merit: Projects completed or passed a significant milestone in 2019 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 Technology: Use of IT to support revenue growth, project efficiency, demonstration or visualization or software or system to manage information
Mergers & Acquisitions: Deals announced or closed in 2019
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
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