Individual Leadership Award
Climate Leadership Awards
- About the CLA
- 2013 Award Winners
- 2012 Award Winners
- Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement)
- Supply Chain Leadership
- Organizational Leadership
- Individual Leadership
- Frequent Questions
- Awards Dinner and Conference
- About the Partners
Dates to Remember
June 11, 2013 – Climate Leadership Awards Informational Webinar, 12:00PM EST
June 24, 2013 – Application period opens
September 13, 2013 – Deadline for 2014 award applications
Please note that the content on this page is from the 2013 Awards. This information will be updated for the 2014 Awards by June 11.
Recognizes individuals exemplifying extraordinary leadership in leading their organizations’ response to climate change and/or affecting the responses of other organizations.
Application and Submission Instructions
- Review the general eligibility requirements and the specific evaluation criteria for the Individual Leadership category.
- Download the application form and the reference form to review questions, provide requested information, and prepare materials as needed. Once application form is completed, save a final copy of your PDF forms on your own computer.
Note: The Individual Leadership Application and Reference forms were updated as of 6 PM EST on August 27, 2012. The new versions of the forms has been corrected for data entry errors.
- Once application is complete and materials are finalized, please submit accordingly through the online submission tool. Reminder: The application must be complete before uploading to the online tool. Online submission is absolutely the last step of the application process.
Please Note: If applying for an award in more than one category, new submissions must be made for each.
Applications must be submitted using the online submission tool by October 12, 2012.
Individual Leadership Award Criteria
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following attributes:
- Innovation and thought leadership in developing leadership, management and operational strategies.
- Key initiatives led by the applicant related to climate change response, including related goals, benchmarks, plans and requirements put into place by the applicant within his/her organization.
- Quality of engagement with non-profit organizations, government organizations, and/or other non-advocacy collaborations.
- Quality of effective partnerships established with other organizations and ability to collaborate and convene with peers to develop best practices, influence behavior change, establish standards and engage in public education.
- Nature of involvement in education and training of internal staff and management, as well as external stakeholders, partners, suppliers, competitors, and/or others.
Exemplary climate leadership activities must have taken place between January 1, 2010 and October 12, 2012.
Applicant’s employer must meet the eligibility requirements for the organizational awards categories (except the requirement to establish an aggressive reduction goal).
Action items must be deemed to be better than business-as-usual.
Applicants must be employed and reside within the United States.