Future Economy Forum Leadership Awards
Honoring outstanding leaders who model the future
The purpose of the Future Economy Forum’s Leadership Awards is to honor the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations towards creating a new economic mainstream that integrates the regeneration of people and societies, nature and the climate with business success and regional economic development.
We believe that only this mutually reinforcing integration of positive impact and economic success can motivate mainstream leaders and institutions to undergo the fundamental adjustments of their thinking and behavior to implement this new economic DNA that we call Regenerative Value Creation.
The world needs to be inspired
We believe that only this mutually reinforcing integration of positive impact and economic success can motivate mainstream leaders and institutions to implement Regenerative Value Creation.
This fundamental system change requires contributions from all relevant stakeholders. This is also reflected in SDG 17, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal that calls for partnership and collaboration among stakeholders, without which none of the other SDGs can be achieved.
The 2022 Future Economy Forum’s Leadership Awards were therefore presented to representatives of diverse economic stakeholder groups.
The first 2021 Award, was presented to Emmanuel Faber, ex-CEO of Danone and Chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board.
Because the collaboration of all stakeholders is crucial to achieve system change towards a new economic mainstream, we add in 2023 the following Award categories:
- Business education
- Business movement
- Government Leaders
- Policy Makers
- Social Entrepreneurs
- Union Leaders
We plant 100 trees for each laureate
In honor of each award recipient, the Future Economy Forum is planting 100 trees that will gradually grow into a large forest at the Egyptian White Desert farm of Sekem, one of the Future Economy Forum’s founding partners. 3 million years ago, this desert was a thriving forest. Award recipients are invited to visit Sekem, one of the world’s leading examples of regenerative business and agriculture, education and culture for which Sekem was awarded with the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. Watch a short video below: