Saara Kankaanrinta awarded for her visionary work for the environment


News / 14.11.2019

Saara Kankaanrinta, co-founder and  the chair of the Baltic Sea Action group, has been awarded personal Medal of Honour at the Globe Energy Conference yesterday for her comprehensive work for climate, soil, biodiversity and the Baltic Sea. Her award was given for her visionary and consistent work for the environmental at the BSAG Foundation, Carbon Action platform and several companies

The Globe Energy Award is one of the most esteemed sustainability awards and this year the conference and gala take place in Espoo, Finland.  The other 2019 Medal of Honor award-winners were Maneka Gandhi, Member of Parliament of India and former Minister for Environment of India, chair of the Climate Leadership Coalition Henrik Ehrnrooth, President of Global Chamber Platform and EuroChambers Christoph Leitl and the vice president of the Club of Rome Anders Wijkman.

Ms. Kankaanrinta is leading environmental figure and a fire soul engaged to the wellbeing of nature. Kankaanrinta is a chair and has founded, together with good partners, award-winning Baltic Sea Action Group foundation and Carbon Action Platfrom, Q Power Ltd and Soilfood Ltd.

“She has an exceptional ability of digesting knowledge from various fields and forming holistic yet targeted actions – and to mobilize people, ideas and resources within science, NGO, business and politics. She has succeeded in mobilizing people, ideas and resources, and working together at various levels of society, from citizen organizations to business and politics.”   was stated in the justifications for the award.

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