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US$1 MILLION RIO TINTO ALCAN PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABILITY NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

June 09, 2008
US$1 MILLION RIO TINTO ALCAN PRIZE FOR SUSTAINABILITY NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Rio Tinto Alcan and the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) are pleased to announce the US$1 million Rio Tinto Alcan Prize for Sustainability 2008 is now open for entries. Information on eligibility criteria and how to enter the Prize is available at www.alcanprizeforsustainability.com. The closing date for receipt of entries is midnight, 12 September 2008 (GMT).

 

In addition to the US$1 million Prize, nine grants worth US$15,000 each will be awarded to the shortlisted NGOs to invest in one of the following three approved courses: the postgraduate certificate in cross-sector partnership at Cambridge University, the LEAD Fellows training programme or the postgraduate certificate in sustainable development from the University of London.

 

To ensure the objectivity of the Prize, Rio Tinto Alcan partners with the IBLF, which manages the entries and selection process. Rio Tinto Alcan does not have a voice on the Assessment or Adjudication Panels which are facilitated by IBLF, ensuring a rigorous and transparent approach.

 

Previous winners of the Prize include the Forest Stewardship Council (2004), the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services Pakistan (2005), the Barefoot College (2006) and the Utthan Centre for Sustainable Development and Poverty Alleviation (2007).


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