Naina Lal Kidwai, Group General Manager and Country Head, HSBC India, has been awarded the prestigious Green Globe Award in the business enterprise category for her commitment to environment sustainability. The award was given away at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit on 5 February 2009 by a very select set of distinguished persons, including:
- Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess, Kingdom of Thailand
- HE Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
- HE Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati
- HE Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
- HE Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Former President of Maldives
The Green Globe Award has been instituted by the Green Globe Foundation, which has Nobel Laureate R K Pachauri among its founders. The Green Globe Foundation (GGF) was incorporated in May 2008 as a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the cause of the environment and is a registered organisation in Mumbai, India. The Foundation’s vision is largely to raise awareness on environmental concerns, work with knowledge partners and influencers to create remedial measures and highlight how the world can get ready for tomorrow’s challenges and bring in a safer future.
The Foundation has partnered with the biggest environmental organisations to activate its ambitions, namely the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) and Live Earth. It is committed to bringing about change by influencing a range of stakeholders including media, decision makers, public influencers, government, opinion makers, corporates and celebrities. The Green Globe Foundation fund is managed by Barclays Bank.