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$ 1 Mln. Prize for Sustainability for NGOs Calls for Entries

February 18, 2005
$ 1 Mln. Prize for Sustainability for NGOs Calls for Entries

The Alcan Prize for Sustainability 2005 was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25th.

This US$1 million Prize is awarded each year to any not-for-profit, civil society or non-governmental organization based anywhere in the world for their contributions to addressing and progressing economic, environmental and / or social sustainability. The Prize recognizes past performance and helps winning organizations continue to contribute to and impact on sustainability through their ongoing activities.

The Alcan Prize for Sustainability is one of the most significant, privately funded awards of its kind.  For entry details and requirements please visit

The closing date for entries is 31st March 2005 (Midnight GMT).  The website is also available in French at

Created in 2004 in association with the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), Prize recipients will be selected based on an evaluation by independent assessors and a high-level, international panel of distinguished adjudicators.
In addition to the US$1 million Prize, the adjudication panel will have the opportunity to recognize non-winning finalists by awarding Alcan Grants, redeemable for a suitably qualified senior member of staff to attend the University of Cambridge Program for Industry in England and earn a Post Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnership. The Grants will be awarded on merit and at the discretion of the adjudication panel.

For information and application assistance, please call the Alcan Prize team at IBLF on +44 (0) 20 8543 8524 or +44 (0) 20 7467 3600 or by email .

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