The Nudge Global Impact Awards
Awarded to the Challenge participants who created the biggest impact
We want to put the focus on the global impact that our alumni create. They prove they are true leaders in sustainability by successfully implementing their Sustainability Impact Plans. Through the Nudge Global Impact Awards we congratulate the alumni who managed to achieve the biggest impact with their plans.
During the Nudge Global Impact Challenge, each participant creates and improves his or her own sustainability impact plan – a plan with focus on environmental and/or social impact. The ultimate purpose is to implement this plan in the participant’s company, organisation, university, or community. The participants of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2021 are now working on the realisation of their impact plans.
All participants of the 2021 Challenge were nominated for the Nudge Global Impact Awards 2022. To measure, monitor and evaluate the impact realised by the Challenge participants, our strategic partner, the VU Amsterdam, designed an evaluation framework. Prof. Dr. Philipp Pattberg (Head of the Environmental Policy Analysis Department at the Institute for Environmental Studies) and his team are responsible for this unique measuring method. Based on the Total Impact scores, 6 finalists were selected. They were invited to join the Nudge Global Impact Awards night on 27 May 2022 in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands, to present the impact they have made with their plans.
Based on the answers from our alumni to multiple questions, three scores are assigned to each impact plan: direct impact, outcome impact and project management. These are all weighted and combined into a Total Impact Score. During the Awards ceremony, integral part of the Awards night, the jury chose 3 Winners. Their prize is an amount of money to be used on a cause of public benefit connected to their impact project.
2022 Award winners
Sanne Kruid, Peter Akkerman (Ministry landW), and Sofia Kavlin (Seedsgamelab)
SerendiCity (The Netherlands and Israel)
Timothy Wabukoti, Kickstart International Inc. (Uganda)
Zero hunger through irrigating Uganda’s refugees and host communities
Anna Spinelli, Gruppo Mondadori (Italy)
The ultimate handbook for today’s and tomorrow’s waste warriors
2022 Award Runners-up
Greta Simonelli, Philips (Italy)
Partnering for Circular Economy
Carlos da Silva Coke, HEINEKEN (The Netherlands)
A program for CO2 reduction in logistics & pilot a carbon neutral route (Brewery-Customer)
Joël Boele, Black Jaguar Foundation (The Netherlands)
Restoring the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Brazil together with local landowners
The Nudge Global Impact Awards ceremony
The Nudge Global Impact Awards ceremony is an integral part of Nudge’s mission to redefine success in business and work on behavioral change. We connect our talented participants with renowned change makers, CEOs from all over the world, leadership and sustainability experts and the Nudge Advisory Board.
During the Awards night on 27 May 2022 the Nudge Global Impact Awards 2022 were handed out to participants from the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2021 as a recognition for the direct impact they realise with their projects.
Winners Nudge Global Impact Awards 2022, fltr: Sanne Kruid (Ministry IandW), Anna Spinelli (Gruppo Mondadori), Sofia Kavlin (seedsgamelab), Peter Akkerman (Ministry IandW), Timothy Wabukoti (KickStart International) and Ama van Dantzig (moderator). (photographer: Bibi Veth)
The Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands
An amount of money will be the prize for each of the selected three winners for a cause connected to their impact projects
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The execution of the participants’ impact plans are measured and monitored using the evaluation framework created by the VU Amsterdam, strategic partner of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. At VU Amsterdam, Prof. Dr. Philipp Pattberg heads the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis (Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences); a team of more than 25 researchers that was evaluated in a 2014 international review as ‘world leading’ and as being ‘one of the highest profile academic research groups involved with sustainability governance from around the world’. We are proud that Prof. Dr. Pattberg and his team have designed the evaluation framework for the Nudge Global Impact Awards.
150 Nominees ⇒
All participants of the Nudge Global Impact Challenge 2019 AND 2020 were nominated for the Nudge Global Impact Awards 2021. The basis for the selection process is the evaluation framework created by Prof. Dr. Philipp Pattberg and his team. It will allow our alumni to show the impact they have created with their impact projects.
6 Finalists ⇒
Based on the Total Impact scores, 6 finalists were selected. They were invited to join the online Nudge Global Impact Awards ceremony, 22 June 2021, part of the Grand Finale experience, to present the impact they have been able to realise.
3 Criteria ⇒
How are the finalists selected? Based on the answers from our alumni to multiple questions, three scores are assigned to each impact plan: direct impact, outcome impact and project management. These are all weighted and combined into a Total Impact Score.
During the online Nudge Global Impact Awards ceremony, 22 June 2021, the six finalists pitched their impact project. The jury has selected three winners.
Jury members Nudge Global Impact Awards 2022
Jan Alberdingk Thijm
Owner of Alberdingk Thijm Leadership Transitions
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Pon and Challenge 2020 Finalist
Coordinator Taalhuis Amstelland, Founder and Director Global Green Communicatie, Challenge Coach
Chukwuma Anklin Amadi
Founder Back to School Africa Initiative, Content Designer at Gorillas, winner Nudge Global Impact Award 2021 (Germany)
Professor Philipp Pattberg (Jury Chair)
Head of Department, Environmental Policy Analysis at Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam