Finalists in the 2023 Global Good Awards

Platform has been named as finalists in a global sustainability awards programme.

The 2023 Global Good Awards, sponsored by Barley Communications, has announced Platform amongst the finalists for its ninth annual ceremony. The awards recognise leaders who are achieving practical, real-world impact for people and the planet that is both scalable and replicable. Platform has been named as a finalist in the Educational Excellence category, alongside some big names such as HSBC and Samsung.

This year’s awards have seen the highest number of entries from the widest global spread of entrants in the award’s eight-year history, highlighting that organisations across the globe are striving to have a more sustainable outlook and impact as we edge closer to net zero. Finalists have the chance to win Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards, while some entries may be recognised as a ‘One to Watch’ if they stand out as being excellent projects but have not yet had enough time to develop the measurable impact needed to fully meet the criteria.

The judging panel was highly impressed with the quality of entries, with some of the in-depth debates lasting hours longer than anticipated before the shortlist was agreed. As action on social and environmental change becomes more and more crucial, the judges were stricter as part of the judging process to ensure winners can truly make and demonstrate an impact.

Winners will be announced at a free virtual ceremony for all on 12th July. This will then be followed by The Purpose Summit in October, a jam-packed day of purpose-led content happening in person, in collaboration with sustainability event experts, The Crowd. At the event, Global Good Award winners will share their insights, challenges, and best practices, to help other organisations make a positive impact. The Purpose Summit will be open to all, with discounted tickets for entrants for 2023.

Karen Sutton, Founder of the Global Good Awards commented: “We’ve witnessed a remarkable surge in submissions this year and have been so impressed by the work people and organisations are doing to create a more sustainable future for our planet.

As ever, we’re extremely grateful to our panel of 42 judges, each a specialist in their respective categories, who have meticulously assessed the entries to select the standout organisations and individuals who are true sustainability trailblazers.  We’re really excited to announce the winners in July and even more excited to hear from gold winners at our brand-new Purpose Summit in October at our long-term venue partner, BMA House. We’re looking forward to seeing past, present, and future entrants there.”

Emilie Dawson, Learning Development Manager at Platform commented: “I am absolutely thrilled that Platform has been shortlisted as finalists in the Global Good Awards. We have had a busy year supporting schools across our wide area and it is wonderful to have recognition for it in this way. I am so proud of my team for the incredible work they do in making school-trips accessible, healthy, sustainable, and fun, and I am delighted their work has been recognised in this way.

My thanks, as always go to our Community Rail Partnerships, and to GWR, Cross Country, and The Community Rail Network, whose generous funding allows us to keep our offer free of charge to schools, something that is so important in the current climate.”

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