The Founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Toyin Saraki, has been nominated as a member of the 2023 Sustainable Markets Initiative Terra Carta Seal Award Expert Review Panel.
This is contained in a statement by her Chief Press Secretary, Mr Shola Ayelabola, on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the panel was formed by a global group of experts from the environmental, business, political and philanthropic fields.
According to Ayelabola, the penal is a global initiative leading the charge to create a climate and nature-positive future.
“The seven distinguished panelists will evaluate and select the 2023 Terra Carta Seal Award winners.
“The Terra Carta Seal Award represents a powerful commitment to addressing climate change and nurturing our natural world.
“Launched in 2021 at COP26 by His Majesty King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales, the Terra Carta Seal recognises global companies that are actively leading the charge to create a climate and Nature-positive future.
“In May, the Sustainable Markets Initiative announced its partnership with Verdantix, an independent research firm that acts as a thought-leader for world-enhancing innovation.
“The Expert Review Panel will work with Verdantix to evaluate nominations and assess their alignment with the ten Terra Carta articles.
“The 2023 Terra Carta Seal Award Expert Review Panel include Toyin Saraki, Ankit Todi, Mahindra Group Ellen Jackowski Dr Hubert Danso, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Pok Wei-Heng, Mayor of Montreal and many other,” he said.
He explained further that Saraki had severally served as a judge on the annual MIT Solve competition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and as a judge of the Cannes Lions Film Festival.
He said that Saraki recently adjudicated as a Grand Global Jury Member of the Fight for Access Accelerator Nigeria, led by Reckitt and Yunus Social Business.
“Based on agreed sustainability criteria, select companies are invited on an annual basis to apply for the Terra Carta Seal.
“Once invited, companies will need to demonstrate the success of a high impact, large scale company-wide project, initiative or strategy which aligns with one or more of the ten Terra Carta Articles.
“Empowering seven judges representing diverse organisations and countries to make the final decision on Terra Carta Seal recipients, embeds independence, expertise and objectivity at the heart of our awards process,” he said.