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Center for Corporate Climate Leadership

Individual Leadership Award

2015 award application details will be posted in Spring, 2014.


Recognizes individuals demonstrating extraordinary leadership in their organizations' response to climate change and/or affecting the responses of other organizations.

Application and Submission Instructions
  1. Review the general eligibility requirements and the specific evaluation criteria for the Individual Leadership category.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the application is complete and materials are finalized, please submit final materials through the online submission tool. Exit EPA Disclaimer Reminder: The application must be completed before submitting through 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.

Early bird applications were due by August 7, 2013. All other applications were due by September 13, 2013.

Individual Leadership Award Eligibility Requirements and Evaluation Criteria

Applicants must have been employed and reside within the United States.

Exemplary climate leadership activities must have taken place between January 1, 2011 and September 13, 2013, but applications may also refer to actions that commenced before that time and continued into the application period and the length of time an action has been in practice, or that explains how that prior activity served as a foundation for ongoing and more current activities.

Evaluation 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.

Note: Judges will be looking for described activities that are deemed to be better than business-as-usual.

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