An independent and interdisciplinary jury of experts from sustainable companies, agencies, science and institutions carries out the judging.
Direktor Virtue Worldwide
Mark Chalmers is founder and CEO of the international studio „Chalming.Co“, where the focus is on brand building through art collaborations.
Mark Chalmers was Managing Director of Virtue Worldwide, VICE’s creative services agency, „the media world’s only true unicorn,“ according to Forbes. There he was responsible for creative development, content and media to achieve authentic and relevant youth engagement for his clients.
Mark Chalmers is an early digital pioneer and was voted one of Europe’s top 5 creative directors. He co-founded the global digital collective Creative Social and has helped develop global brands from Nike to SONOS, Google, Gucci and sustainable brands like Patagonia.
As a curator, Chalmers is connected to the contemporary and urban art scene and creates international exhibitions.
DR. ANDREA GRIMM
Co-Founder European Institute of Applied Sciences
Programmleitung „Non-Profit-Organisations-Management“ Ferdinand Porsche FernFH
Co-Autorin „Green Marketing 4.0“
In her role as deputy campus director, Andrea Grimm has helped establish a business and sustainability campus with a Consumer Science Center, established a trend forum, and developed and managed sustainable study programs such as „Green Marketing. There, she and the team have brought key green forward thinkers such as Dennis Meadows, Michael Braungart, Niko Paech and Christian Felber, green entrepreneurs of the pioneer generation such as Johannes Gutmann, and young eco start-ups to campus to inspire the next generation of green change-makers.
Her most recent project is the co-founding of the European Institute of Applied Sustainability as well as the publication of the textbook „Green Marketing 4.0“ (Springer). In addition, she advises sustainable companies in the areas of green marketing, branding and storytelling as well as green transformation in the agency „Say Green“, gives lectures on these topics and leads the continuing education program „Non-Profit Organization Management“.
Chair Industry Advisory Board LIM College for Business of Fashion
Fashion Advisory Board Mercado Global
Julie Koch-Beinke is a designer, brand strategist and serial entrepreneur with a passion for ideas that make a difference. She is the co-founder of Alternatives, a branding and creative agency that creates relevant relationships for clients with their audiences across many touchpoints to enable their success.
Alternatives has worked with numerous sustainable brands since its founding in the 1980s. For example, Alternatives has guided Kiss My Face, a brand of natural and organic body care products, from a two-product start-up to a natural lifestyle brand with over 200 products. But they have also guided other eco-clients such as Sun & Earth, which makes natural cleaning products, Honeybee Gardens natural cosmetics, 4th BIN (sustainable e-management), and the Curry Stone Foundation, whose mission is to promote social impact design for communities. Alternatives also strives to implement sustainable solutions with their other clients in a variety of industries.
Julie is also proud to serve as Co-Chair of the Industry Advisory Board for LIM College for Business of Fashion and a member of Mercado Global’s Fashion Advisory Board. Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based non-profit accessories brand that empowers women from Latin America to become self-employed.
President CSR Company International
Martin Neureiter has many years of experience in the field of CSR and founded CSR Company International in 2007. As chairman of the ISO (International Organization of Standards) task group, he was responsible for the implementation and communication of the ISO 26000 standard for social responsibility.
He is the author of the CSR standard work (Corporate Social Responsibility: Guidelines and Concepts in the Management of Corporate Social Responsibility) and teaches CSR at the St. Gallen Management Institute (Switzerland). Furthermore, he is active as a CSR coach at CEO level.
Senior Associate PriceWaterHouse
Maximilian Scheubeck studied environmental and sustainability management in Krems a. d. Donau and has been working for PwC in the Sustainability Services division in Frankfurt am Main since 2018.
He has several years of experience in the implementation and further development of environmental management systems as well as the implementation of transformation projects in the field of environmental compliance. In addition, he has accompanied the audit of non-financial reporting of capital market-oriented companies from various industries (including automotive, logistics and insurance) in recent years.
Head of Investors Club Venture
Founder Steinberger Consulting
Philipp Steinberger is founder of Steinberger Consulting and head of the Investors Club of Venture. This is the largest private investor group in Switzerland, in which ETH Zurich, McKinsey, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse and EPFL are also involved.
Here, promising (green) technology start-ups are accompanied in their fundraising phase and brought together with investors.
Director of Sustainability + Social Impact Free People, Urban Outfitters
Industry Advisory Board Member LIM College for Business of Fashion
Board of Directors Cuba Skate
Associate Advisory Board Member Girls Inc.
Fashion Advisory Board Mercado Global
Julie Verdugo dedicates her profession to the development of ethical and fair products, as well as the realization of community impact on the part of manufacturers of sustainable products or projects. She has brought this commitment on the side of big brands like adidas or Urban Outfitters, as well as for non-profits like Nest in America, Europe and Asia. Her work has taken her from factories in Argentina or Germany to teaching sustainable jewelry design in Brazilian favelas. In addition, Julie has taught producer cooperatives in Peru and India the skills to develop business strategies that work for their frameworks.
In her current role at Urban Outfitters, Julie Verdugo is building the sustainability department for this international fashion brand. To this end, she has developed sustainable product standards and created a communications strategy for Urban Outfitters‘ sustainable fashion and circular initiatives. The charity initiatives she has implemented have already won social impact awards.
As an American with Chilean roots, Julie Verdugo also pursues the goal of strengthening the Latin American community in creative Beangenl. As such, she is proud to serve on the advisory boards of Mercado Global, LIM College, Cuba Skate and Girls Inc.
Julie Verdugo studied Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, earned an MBA at the Business School Barcelona and a certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy at Harvard Business School.
Senior Industrial Advisor
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
President, Leavingstone International
Board of Advisors NUED, Sweden
Adman, teacher, speaker, advisor. Lifelong learner and change enthusiast.
Folker Wrage has taught at several universities and academies in Germany and Switzerland and is a speaker at various congresses and festivals.
In late 2013, he founded Wrage/Antwort, a consultancy focusing on delivering creative answers to business problems. And in late 2017, he started working as a Senior Industrial Adviser for EBRD the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The EBRD has made addressing climate change and increasing green finance strategic priorities. It committed to aligning all of its activities with the goals of the Paris Agreement. It increased support for climate strategies at national, city and sectoral level. It bolstered corporate climate governance processes among its clients. It further committed to doubling its mobilisation of private-sector climate finance by 2025 to support the low-carbon transition.