Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

Frost & Sullivan

05 May 2011 03:05:36

Sir Richard Branson to receive Frost & Sullivan 2011 Growth, Innovation and Leadership Award



Sir Richard Branson is recognized for his visionary leadership in founding Carbon War Room and his work with partners to tackle tough social and environmental challenges.

LONDON – 4 May, 2011 – Sir Richard Branson is the second recipient to be named for Frost & Sullivan’s 2011 Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) Award. The founder of the Virgin Group is being recognized for his visionary leadership in founding the Carbon War Room, one of the most influential non-profit organizations in the energy and environment world today. The GIL award will be presented by Frost & Sullivan Chairman, David Frigstad at Frost & Sullivan's annual GIL 2011: Europe event, taking place 17–18 May, 2011, at Emirates Stadium in London.

Announcing the award, Mr. Frigstad says: "The CEO's world is a 24/7 complex business universe. It moves at light speed and grows more challenging each day. It requires precision, confidence and true visionary leadership to keep up. Not only has Richard Branson set the bar in these areas, but he continues to challenge the norm, redefining the needs of industry and global challenges of the world in which we live. We are proud to applaud and celebrate Richard's lifelong achievements."

The Carbon War Room focuses on achieving billion ton (gigaton-scale) reductions in carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) by harnessing entrepreneurship to unlock wealth and prosperity across the economy. By bringing project finance and growth capital together with infrastructure entrepreneurs, corporates, governments and NGOs, Carbon War Room identifies and eliminates market barriers driving environmental improvements alongside economic growth.

Brian Denker, vice-president of Growth, Innovation and Leadership for Frost & Sullivan comments: "The impact that Carbon War Room is having in the marketplace is truly remarkable. We also wanted to acknowledge Richard's work with partners on the frontlines to tackle tough social and environmental challenges with talented people and innovative approaches. Carbon War Room and Virgin initiatives respectively are a true testament to Sir Branson's commitment in addressing global challenges", concludes Mr Denker.

The award to Richard Branson follows another important accolade that Frost & Sullivan will present to Dr Charles Roberts, creator and innovator of Greeenstar's climate impact scale, reducing corporate carbon emissions around the world.

GIL 2011: Europe networks some of today's greatest visionaries, innovators and leaders, including Richard Branson and Dr Charles Roberts, in order to share their best practices, engage one another in candid discussions on how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges.

For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about speaker, sponsorship and media partnership opportunities for GIL 2011: Europe, please contact Chiara Carella.


Discussion Thread  

 


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

Frost & Sullivan Community



Linked Items From Frost & Sullivan


  1. Highlights of Frost & Sullivan's transportation industry track at this year's Europe edition of...

    27 Apr 2011
  2. The impact of global trends on business, careers and cultures: from sustainability to health and...

    27 Apr 2011
  3. Frost & Sullivan's global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is focused on engaging,...



Related Items From Everyone


  1. ENERGY-rm Organisations

    Since 1992 ENERGY-rm has been serving clients all across Asia in their quest...

  2. Climate Change Capital Ltd is an investment manager and advisory group...

  3. UK Carline Organisations

    UK Carline is a UK based car supply company. We will be offering all vehicles...

  4. Manufacturers of energy efficent portable and modular buildings - ECO-ENERGY...

  5. Solar dove water feature Products & Services

    Dark grey glazed ceramic solar powered water featureWater flows constantly through the dove and...




Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.