Partnership with International
Green Gown Awards

AllianzGI is partnering with the International Green Gown Awards to encourage the next generation to take action for a sustainable future.

Administered by EAUC-The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC) and supported by UN Environment Programme, the International Green Gown Awards was launched in 2013 to recognize exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges across the globe.

Why this partnership matters to us

The International Green Gown Awards' focus on encouraging the next generation to take action on sustainability is aligned with AllianzGI’s commitment to shaping a sustainable future.

"As an active asset manager with more than 20 years along the sustainable investing journey, we recognise the positive impact we can have on the world, as a sponsor as well as an investor. Beyond promoting financial literacy and offering mentoring programmes among younger generations, we are keen to support the next generation’s engagement in addressing the multifaceted challenges facing our planet. Partnering with the International Green Gown Awards is an opportunity to partner with academia to encourage and recognise brilliant and innovative ideas and plans, an abundance of which will be needed to achieve a sustainable future."

John Wallace, Head of Marketing and Communications


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We encourage all academia – regardless of location and scale – to take part and exchange sustainability ideas and initiatives. Through the power of collaboration, we believe that business and academia could bring together insights and inspiration and magnify our positive impact for a sustainable future for generations to come.

For the 2023 International Green Gown Awards, two more categories have been added: Nature Positive and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Sustainability.

Institutions are having to plan how they get to net-zero emissions. This category focuses on the steps that institutions are taking and planning to take to reach their targets. The judges are looking for innovative ideas and approaches that institutions are taking or planning.

This category captures the powerful and innovative ways education institutions are realising their purpose in today’s society to benefit the lives of individuals, communities and wider society.

This category recognises institutions that have achieved significant sustainability-related outcomes, on-campus or within their community, using minimal and/or limited resources.

This category recognises achievement in the development of academic courses, skills and capabilities relevant to sustainability.

This category reflects that students and staff must work together to achieve goals using “top-down” and “bottom-up grass roots” methods to achieve maximum understanding and engagement across an institution.

This category recognises sustained, whole-institution commitment and impact to becoming a sustainable organisation.

This category champions institutions that are taking action to promote nature on their campuses, in their operations and teaching and research as well as working in partnership with their local communities.

This category recognises collaborations and innovate approaches that staff and students take to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in their sustainability work. 

For details and application, please visit the International Green Gown Awards.

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About the Green Gown Awards

Awarding sustainability excellence

Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the world, recognising that the education sector can lead a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all. The Green Gown Awards are administered by the EAUC – the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

Awarding sustainability excellence

The Green Gown Awards are also delivered on a regional basis in Australasia, UK & Ireland, French speaking as well as the International Green Gown Awards supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), L’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and International Association of Universities (IAU).

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