13 July 2023
The 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award—Finalists Announced

The MDPI Sustainability Foundation and the journal Sustainability (ISSN: 2071-1050) are pleased to announce that the finalists of the 2023 Emerging Sustainability Leader Award have been selected.

This year, we were delighted to have received numerous nominations from individuals committed to advancing sustainability, offering the Committee Members a lot of choices during the selection process. We are thrilled to present the three finalists:

Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad

  • Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad from the University of Strathclyde, UK, who developed ocean climate simulations in various regions and time scales and defines suitable locations for energy extraction by incorporating novel criteria to account for climate variability;




Dr. Youjin Kim

  • Dr. Youjin Kim from the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea, who utilizes self-developed methods and software to engage students in renewable energy engineering, fostering interest and understanding of sustainability and global climate issues;




Dr. Julia Lohmann

  • Dr. Julia Lohmann from Augsburg University, Germany, who takes different perspectives on sustainable development in sports and physical education, and contributes to responsible and future-oriented sports and physical activity on an individual and structural level.




The finalists have been invited to give a pitch presentation during the Award Ceremony, where they will receive either the 1st place award or the runner-up titles, accompanied by a corresponding prize of USD 10,000 or USD 5,000 respectively.

The Award Ceremony will be held on 14 September 2023 during the 10th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2023). WSF2023 is a 24-hour hybrid event taking place in 3 locations (Singapore, Basel and Toronto). The Ceremony will be held in the Basel Hub in Switzerland.

If you wish to attend the Award Ceremony and celebrate this achievement with our finalists, you can do so by registering for the WSF2023.

We thank all those who submitted a nomination this year and encourage them to submit it again at the next edition. Don't forget to stay connected with us by following the MDPI Sustainability Foundation social media channels and regularly visiting our website for updates on the upcoming edition.

In the meantime, join us in congratulating these three extraordinary emerging leaders for being selected as finalists and for contributing to making the world a better place!

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