Change Maker Award

This award, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Authority, celebrates a young person who is driving sustainability change within their organisation or the wider community.

Young people can make a big difference to sustainability within the organisations they work for, and in the wider community. They will be critical for ensuring New Zealand is a hub full of businesses that do well and do good – for the benefit of our environment, business and people.

This award will be presented to a young person (aged 30 or under) who has gone above and beyond to drive sustainability change in Aotearoa, progressing social and/or environmental action, either within their organisation or in the wider community.

The finalists for the 2021 Change Maker Award are:

Click on each finalist to read a short case study about their initiative.

We asked the Environmental Protection Authority what inspired them to sponsor the Sustainable Business Awards:

“Supporting the Sustainable Business Awards is a natural fit for the Environmental Protection Authority. The work we do each day is about protecting the environment and enhancing a safe and sustainable way of life, and future, for all New Zealanders.

The EPA is proud to be sponsoring the Change Maker Award, which highlights the outstanding work being done by young people championing sustainability.

We all have a part to play in determining what the Aotearoa New Zealand of tomorrow will look like. The Change Maker Award recognises that the actions of individuals can have a significant impact – enabling and inspiring others to make positive and enduring change.”